The full list of riders for this weekend’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm has been announced.

The field of competitors is a little disappointing with the Stewart brothers missing, along with Ken Roczen. But with Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Josh Hansen and newcomer Trey Canard, the Open class will still offer some sweet racing.

Over in the Lites class, Josh Hill will try his luck aboard an Alta Motors electric motorcycle. In addition, the event will feature a special exhibition showdown between two motocross personalities – Ronnie Mac and Trevor Piranha.


Similar to 2015, riders will start from an elevated platform, however, this year the riders will be heading directly into a rhythm section, leading to different rhythm options right out of the gate. The 1/2-mile long track will also be built on top of two tunnels, which spectators will be able to walk through and which elevate the whoops to eye-level.

The field is split up into two classes with 16 riders in the Open class and 10 riders in the Lites, which includes two riders who 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 in Pomona with the 24 riders racing on a 1⁄2-mile rhythm section with no turns on October 22. The special exhibition race, featuring fan favourites Ronnie Mac and Trevor Piranha is sure to be very popular – we’ve all seen Ronnie Mac hard at it in his training video. We can’t wait to see them show off their unique riding styles over the 2500-foot track.

New for 2016, the finals will take place under lights and you can grab tickets at If you can’t make it, the event will air live on Red Bull TV at 5:30pm PT.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm Rider List

Open Class

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

Shane McElrath, Jordon Smith, Mitchell Oldenberg, Dakota Alix, Kerim Fitz-Gerald, Josh Hill, Colton Aeck, Ben LaMay Pala Raceway Qualifier – Jon Jon Ames Riverfront MX Park Qualifier – Dare DeMartile

Special Exhibition Race

Ronnie Mac vs. Trevor Piranha