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Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2015 | Close Racing

This past weekend marked the second annual Red Bull Straight Rhythm in Pomona, California. The event was dreamed up by the creative minds at Red Bull roughly three years ago, and in its second running, Straight Rhythm produced some of the closest and best racing we've seen in a long time. The two classes—250 and 450—were broken into bracket racing between two riders with the best of three runs determining who moves on to the next round. The best race of the day, though, came in the semi final between James Stewart and Ryan Dungey. The two riders duked it out for all three runs with Stewart ultimately taking the win to move onto the final with Ken Roczen. Ultimately, Stewart took the win in the final round after a major mistake by Roczen caused him to lose his momentum early in the second run. In the 250 Class, James' younger brother GEICO Honda's Malcolm Stewart took home a dominating win ahead of Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath, making for an historic Stewart family day. We were on hand the entire weekend, prominetly displaying some new Red Bull Day In The Dirt gear and having a good time with friends.

RESULTS:

450 Class:

1. James Stewart (Suz)

2. Ken Roczen (Suz)

3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)

250 Class:

1. Malcom Stewart (Hon)

2. Shane McElrath (KTM)

3. Jordan Smith (Hon)

Photos by Brendan Lutes