Supercross

Shane McElrath wins Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2018

Shane McElrath and Ryan Dungey - Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2018

Shane McElrath and Ryan Dungey - Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2018

Red Bull Straight Rhythm returned for its fifth year on Saturday night, and the “unwound supercross” race proved to be as exciting as ever.

This year was a return to the past, with the older technology of two-stroke motorcycles (the only bikes raced) setting the stage for an evening awash in ‘90s nostalgia.

Once the event began, it only took a handful of trips down the half-mile track to cement Shane McElrath’s place in the event’s history as he decisively captured the top podium spot.

In his path to victory, McElrath shook off top-level racing talents like Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto and Josh Grant. He has now captured a top spot on the podium three years in a row, advancing out of the “Lites” class from last year into the premier category for 2018.

Don’t miss: Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2018 – full event replay

250 Class Results

  1. Shane McElrath
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Ryan Villopoto

125 Class Results

  1. Carson Brown
  2. AJ Catanzaro
  3. Luke Renzland