Riders entered in 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2 Stroke Race

Ready to step back in time to an era when two-strokes ruled the world?  The twenty-eight riders competing in Red Bull Straight Rhythm certainly are, as they prepare to mix some gas and haul some ass on October 20 at Fairplex in Pomona.  The event has gone all two-stroke this year, so those heading to Pomona will be rewarded with the sweet, sweet smell of pre-mix fumes and the racing excitement that only the ‘90s can deliver.

Tickets are still available at redbull.com/straightrhythm and those that can’t make it out in person can still get a virtual whiff of race gas as the event airs live on Red Bull TV.

The Line Up

Twenty-eight riders will compete in Qualifying with sixteen advancing from the 250cc class and eight from the 150cc class.  Reigning two-stroke champion Gared Steinke will lead the group, as he attempts to defend his crown against the likes of Ronnie Mac and Ryan Villopoto, both of whom have vowed revenge after last year’s event.  See the attached press release for the full field.

The Bracket Challenge 

With no factory support for the riders, it’s really anybody’s game, so predicting the winner will be tougher than a two-dollar steak.  But the Red Bull Straight Rhythm Bracket Challenge will allow participants to predict how the 250cc class will unfold.  The challenge pays off with a Troy Lee Designs prize pack.  Head here to accept the challenge: https://bracket.pulpmxfantasy.com/

The Dunge on the Pipe

Ryan “straight off the couch” Dungey will return to the ½ mile straight rhythm track, and see if he can shake off the rust, get on the pipe and propel himself to two-smoke victory. Four-stroke or two-stroke, retired or not, Dungey is fast.  Watch him take a few test laps on his KTM 250: