News 30 Oct 2017

Ronnie Mac confirmed for AUS-X Open 2-Stroke Showdown

American fan-favourite to challenge Carmichael in all-new feature race.

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The Monster Energy AUS-X Open has confirmed social media sensation Ronnie Mac will contest this year’s event at Sydney Qudos Bank Arena on 11-12 November in the all-new 2-Stroke Showdown feature race that’s set to include Ricky Carmichael.

Mac is known for his raw character and sometimes controversial methods used to psych out and intimidate his rivals, taking social media by storm in recent years

“I asked [Carmichael] to bring his banana piece of s**t to Red Bull Straight Rhythm along with all the others that thought they had a chance,” said Mac. “The only reason I lost is because I send that s**t every time I swing my leg over that fire-breathin’, screamin’ eagle of a 1998 CR250 – chequers or wreckers boss!”

When asked about his motivations to make his international supercross debut in Sydney, Mac did not mince his words, suggesting his passion for two-strokes, desire to take down the GOAT and fill a void left by the injured Chad Reed made the opportunity impossible to pass up.

“People may think I’m the s**t talker, but I’m not going to let some GOAT represent the only thing that’s core in this sport. When men were men, they rode two-strokes and drank beer like I do. As for Chad Reed pulling out, we all saw that coming, but Ron never pulls out…God bless America.”

Whilst Ronnie Mac’s appearance in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event did not see him get the win, the Oklahoma City racer most definitely surprised the world, placing second behind Gared Steinke in front of former four-time AMA Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Sipes.

There is no doubt he has the speed to back up his outlandish claims and is a real threat to Carmichael’s chances at winning in Sydney on 11-12 November. Event director Adam Bailey said Ronnie Mac’s unique brand of racing, personality and style is most certainly going to be a feature attraction of this year’s event.

‚ÄúThere’s no doubt Ronnie Mac is currently one of the most talked about supercross riders on the planet,” Bailey commented. “His speed is incredible and his style is definitely one of a kind. He’s most definitely going to bring an exciting element to this year’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open, that you’d be crazy to miss. It’s going to be a wild couple of nights in Sydney, that’s for sure.”