Peep the best shots from the ground breaking supercross event. Try not to drool on your keyboard.
Feast your eyes on the track: A half-mile of rhythms, whoops, and booters, all combined as a wonderous cocktail of racing amazingness.
We even fashioned a dog house for the start. It meshed well with the rustic setting of the SoCal mountains. Marvin Musquin and Ryan Dungey go for the holeshot, even though there technically isn't a first turn.
The scenery surrounding the track looked more like the mountains of Wyoming than California. It was a much appreciated departure from the dust and desert that houses most of the tracks in Southern California. Jessy Nelson shows his appreciation.
Some of the most epic racing footage involved the helicopter, which was the perfect vehicle for the cameras. Jessy Nelson and Cole Seely rip a start here with the heli tagging along.
The head-to-head racing was pretty epic. There is no block passing or defensive riding at Straight Rhythm. Just the riders and the track. It was all about how fast you can run it. Pictured are James and Malcolm Stewart battling it out for their parents' affection (not really, of course).
You've heard of the Whoop Monster. Straight Rhythm had one, too. But our Whoop Monster is actually a monstrous set of whoops. The riders said it was one of the gnarliest they've ever seen, which is no surprise since the whole section didn't even fit in this photo.
With no turns on the track, large and steep jump faces were built to slow riders down and extend the race times. The result, of course, was a series of ridiculous scrubs as riders began to gel better with the track.
If scrubs are involved, you can bet that the name on the back of the rider's jersey is going to say Stewart. James treats Malcolm to a scrub lesson.
Jessy Nelson, ladies and gentlemen. Can we get some branding on that skidplate or what?
You know it's a special event when Ryan Dungey is throwing turndowns. And yes, that's his takeoff in the photo. He cracked this one past 90 degrees, like a champ.