2015 Red Bull Straight Rhythm
15 July 2015
Santa Monica, Calif. (July 15, 2015) – Tickets are now available for Red Bull Straight Rhythm, the world’s only head-to-head, straight-line motocross race, taking place on October 10 at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. While this year’s event will return to Fairplex, it will be run at a new location in the venue, the former horse track. The new location, which hosted horse racing from 1989 until 2015, will offer a substantially upgraded spectator experience, including: shaded seating, better viewing and a large infield vendor / concession area. In addition, racing legend and 2014 Red Bull Straight Rhythm Open Class champion James Stewart will make his return to competition at the event, and 2015 AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey will also race. Straight Rhythm is a flagship event of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive action sports events in the world. The event date, initially announced as October 11, has been moved to Saturday, October 10. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase at redbull.com/straightrhythm.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an evolution of the sport of supercross, featuring 24 riders broken up into two classes – 16 riders in the Open Class and 8 riders in the Lites Class (250cc or less). Riders will race head-to-head on a 1/2-mile “unwound” track, where there are no turns, just a straight rhythm section. This year’s event will take place on the front stretch of the former 5/8-mile horse track, putting all the action front and center for fan viewing. With over 10,000 covered grandstand seats, plus an infield and paddock, spectators will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience while watching an all-out, head-to-head sprint to the finish line. Ticket options include:
General Admission – $30
Access to covered grandstands with shaded seats (first come, first served), infield and paddock access
VIP – $125 (limited availability, will sell out)
Premium shaded seating, air conditioned hosted bar and catering, private televisions, finish line viewing deck, separate VIP parking entrance, infield and paddock access
The October 10 event will also witness the return of James Stewart to competitive racing, marking his first race since he won the Open Class at Red Bull Straight Rhythm in 2014. Stewart will look to harness the power of the horses that once ran at the track to defend his Open Class title. Invites are out to the world’s top riders, and the full field of confirmed riders will be announced in the coming months.
“I’m stoked to be competing again, and it’s special to make my return at Red Bull Straight Rhythm so I can defend my title,” said Stewart. “The unique design of this track paired with the win or go home format of this race makes it really fun for the riders and exciting for the fans.”
Red Bull Straight Rhythm will air as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC November 29. For more information, visit http://www.redbullsignatureseries.com. For additional event information and updates, please go to redbull.com/straightrhythm. The event is presented by Pennzoil Synthetics and supported by GoPro, Samsung Milk Video and Polaris RZR.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the nation. Fairplex is also home to the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip, which hosts both the opening and closing rounds of the NHRA drag racing series annually.
About The Red Bull Signature Series
The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring best-in-class events such as Frozen Rush, Double Pipe, Hart Lines, Joyride, Rampage, Straight Rhythm and Volcom Pipe Pro. These events represent a collection of the most innovative snowboarding, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding, motorsports and BMX events, on custom courses inspired by the athletes themselves. Red Bull Media House and the NBC Sports Group showcase this world-class property of action sports events all year long on NBC and Red Bull TV through state-of-the-art production and storytelling. For more information, visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com. Be sure to follow the Red Bull Signature Series on Facebook and Twitter for updates.
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For Press Information
Scott Houston | Red Bull Media House | 310-740-7099 | scott.houst[email protected]