This news will be sweet sweet candy to all lovers of old skool motocross :)
Red Bull straight rhythm is a unique race in itself where riders race across a straightened out supercross style track. Yes thats right! NO CORNERS!
Now it seems they are twisting an already unique concept and going all out with 2-Strokes. Man its gonna sound amazing haha old skool ring a ding engines at full chat flying down the straight track! :)
When i first saw the announcement that it would be hosted by Ken Roczen i did double take but unfortunately he will not be riding the event just hosting. I can completely agree with that decision though, he is recovering from a very serious crash which almost took his arm... No need to prove anything in this event although i hope he will be back in the saddle for next years event.
Here is a little taster of whats to come... ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME!! :)
Red Bull Statement:
It’s official! The sounds and smells of the ‘90s are back with the Ken Roczen Two-Stroke Shootout at Red Bull Straight Rhythm. This eight-man bracketed competition will be exclusively for bikes with two-stroke engines and will be hosted by Ken Roczen, who unfortunately won’t race as he is recuperating from injury. The two-stroke competitors will race head-to-head on October 21 on a half-mile rhythm track with no turns at Fairplex in Pomona, CA. In addition to this popular “two-smokers” class, the event will once again contain a Lites Class (250cc and below) and an Open Class (greater than 250cc).