SUPERCROSS UNWOUND – THE NEW RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM EVENT
The first ever Red Bull Signature Series Straight Rhythm event will debut on October 4th, 2014 in Pomona, California at the Auto Club Raceway at Fairplex.
Supercross Unwound will host thirty-two of the best riders competing head-to-head in a best of three bracket format. The winner of each round will be the rider who can reach the end of the half-mile long, straight stretch, of so-called “unwound” Supercross terrain. The stretch of machined dirt will be a mixture of doubles, triples, whoops, tabletops, step on/offs and gator backs, set one after the other.
One of the most challenging and technical learning curves in Supercross and Motocross is learning how to carry speed through the corners. In the ranks of the professionals and the fastest riders on the planet it is typically one’s ability to corner under acceleration that determines who is faster on any given Sunday. In this event it will likely become one’s ability to minimize mistakes that will determine who is faster by taking away the corner variable.
However, it is not hard to see why many first timer’s first aspirations are to learn how to jump. If you have ever attended any Moto event you would know that, the bigger the air, the wider the gap, the steeper the face, the bigger the whip, the more excitement fills the air.
Red Bull has taken all the aspects of Motocross and Supercross that make your heart drop and bring crowds of fans to their feet and combined them all into one jaw-dropping event.
The design of the half-mile stretch is so fast and technical that practically only flawless runs will allow a rider to move on. After a proof-of-concept trial last year James Stewart stated, “one mistake and it’s a wrap”. The 2013 proof-of-concept trial also featured; Ryan Dungey, Justin Bogle, Marvin Musquin, Malcolm Stewart, Cole Seely and Jessy Nelson. The list for the 2014 official event is yet to be posted.
Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.redbull.com/straightrhythm. The event will also air on NBC in 2014 as part of the Red Bull Signature Series.