This year Red Bull Straight Rhythm returns to the Golden Age of motocross, as the event once again goes all two-stroke. Riders will leave their fancy factory four-strokes at home and will run what they brung as they tackle the half-mile-long straight rhythm track on nothing but two-stroke power. But who will end up on top?
YOUR TASK: Drag and drop riders below to fill out your 250cc bracket and pick a winner. Submit your bracket for a chance to win a prize pack from Thor MX. To enter, share your completed bracket on your personal Facebook, Twitter, or Instgram account, tag @redbull, and include #RedBullStraightRhythmContest. And don’t forget to get to Fairplex in Pomona or tune in to Red Bull TV on October 5th to root on your picks.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST HAVE FACEBOOK, TWITTER, OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO ENTER. Starts 9/30/19 at 12:01 am PT, ends 10/5/19 at 1:00 pm PT. Open to US residents (incl. D.C.), 18+. Odds vary. See Official Rules for prize information and restrictions.
Factory Honda Racer riding Jeremy McGrath’s 2006 CR250
Red Bull KTM - 2019 Supercross Champion
Red Bull KTM Test Rider
Yamaha YZ 250 4-time Supercross Champion
Factory Honda, 2003 CR250 bought off Craig’s List
1992 Kawasaki KX 500
Red Bull KTM 250. The ultimate generalist.
HEP Suzuki riding a 2003 RM 250
Riding a Husquvarna 250, 2018 Supercross Champion
Swap Moto Live RM250
Troy Lee Red Bull KTM 250
Troy Lee Red Bull KTM , Making pro debut
#69. Enough said.
Riding a Honda 2003 CR250
Riding a Yamaha YZ325 - Garage built Frankenstein bike
Riding a KTM 250
KTM 250 PNG, Rookie making pro debut
2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2-stroke Champion
Eighteen 250cc riders will compete in Qualifying, but only sixteen will advance. Pick your favorites.
As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And the retro-inspired, all two-stroke Red Bull Straight Rhythm, which serves as one of the most fun motocross events on the calendar, definitely ain’t broke. So, like a well-performing top end, it ain’t getting fixed. Head-to-head racing. No factory bikes. Two-stroke only. Serious racing…well, in an whimsical way, that is. Definitely something you won’t see anywhere else. It doesn’t run too lean, and it’s not too rich – it’s just right. Leave the jetting as is, hop on and enjoy the ride.
The event is returning on October 5th for its sixth year, and the nitty-gritty remains the same. Line up side by side and race head-to-head down a ½ mile of rollers, whoops, doubles, tables and all other kinds of rhythmic insanity. Racing is in a best-of-three format, allowing each rider at least two chances to grab victory. Practice, qualifying and racing will all take place on the same day, with the finals taking place at night under the lights. By popular demand, the only bikes racing will again be two-strokes, so be prepared for that sweet, sweet sound and even sweeter smell.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
MUST HAVE A FACEBOOK®, TWITTER®, or INSTAGRAM® ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE.
ELIGIBILITY: The Red Bull Straight Rhythm Bracket Challenge (“Sweepstakes”) begins on September 30, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PT (“Promotion Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Sweepstakes. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Pacific Time unless expressly noted otherwise.
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and D.C. who are eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence as of the date of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Red Bull North America, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
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WINNER SELECTION AND ODDS: At or about 1:00 p.m. PT on October 5, 2019, Sponsor will conduct one (1) random drawing from among all eligible entries and select one (1) potential winner.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
GRAND PRIZE: The potential winner will receive the following prize
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WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES: Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by email and/or phone call from Sponsor on or about October 14, 2019. Potential winner must respond to the notification message and provide all requested information within forty-eight (48) hours of the first contact or attempted contact from Sponsor or the potential prize may be forfeited. To claim any prize, Sponsor may require winner(s) to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms and other applicable documents (and cause the Grand Prize winner’s guest to complete similar forms), which may require a social security number and may need to be notarized, before claiming and prize. Winner’s guest must meet same eligibility requirements as winner, as set forth herein. All required documents must be completed and returned to Sponsor within four (4) days of the date and time listed on the documents. At Sponsor’s discretion, winner(s) may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries or an alternate winner may be selected by another method as solely determined by Sponsor. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.
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GOVERNING LAW & MANDATORY ARBITRATION:
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SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
WINNER LIST: To obtain a list of winners, visitere the winner will be announced on or about October 14, 2019.
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SPONSOR: Red Bull North America, Inc., 1740 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.