News 19 Oct 2016

Rider list confirmed for 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm

Red Bull KTM riders set to headline this year's field.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

A complete rider list has been released ahead of this weekend’s 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm event on 22 October at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.

The rider field is split up into two classes with 16 riders in the Open Class and eight riders in the Lites Class. In the Lites Class, two additional riders will compete for the main eight spots, having earned the opportunity by winning qualifying events held at Pala Raceway and Riverfront MX Park.

The head-to-head, best-of-three racing will once again take place at the former horse track at Fairplex with the 24 riders racing on a half-mile rhythm section with no turns.

In the event’s third year running, the Open Class is set to feature the likes of returning contenders Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin and Josh Hansen, alongside newcomer Trey Canard on his Red Bull KTM entry.

The Lites Class is set to feature stars of the sport such as Shane McElrath and Jordon Smith, along with former Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450 Class winner, josh Hill, who will contest the event aboard an Alta Motors electric motorcycle.

Open Class rider list:
Ryan Dungey
Marvin Musquin
Trey Canard
Josh Hansen
Jeff Alessi
Nico Izzi
Austin Politelli
Darryn Durham
Deven Raper
Tevin Tapia
Kyle Chisholm
Nick Schmidt
Vince Friese
Axell Hodges
Dustin Pipes
Gregg Duffy

Lites Class rider list:
Shane McElrath
Jordon Smith
Mitchell Oldenberg
Dakota Alix
Kerim Fitz-Gerald
Josh Hill
Colton Aeck
Ben LaMay
Jon Jon Ames (Pala Raceway Qualifier)
Dare DeMartile (Riverfront MX Park Qualifier)