THE AFTERMATH: RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM
Photos by Cory Walters
Fan favorite, Josh Hanson showed impressive speed by qualifying 3rd in practice. Josh went on to finish 3rd overall for the night and gave Ryan Dungey a run for his money by beating him in one of the heats.
Josh Hill launched his Alta into history by winning his first heat and placed fourth overall in the 250 class. Will an electric bike one day line the gate of a Supercross? Only time will tell, but they need to make 400 of them to ever get a sniff of an entry blank.
The TLD/KTM teammates of Jordon Smith and Shane McElrath came to the scrub jump dead even. Shane pulled a small lead to take the win in the semi finals to go on to a head-to-head final with Mitchell Oldenburg.
Your 2016 Red Bull 250 Straight Rhythm winner, Shane McElrath.
Musquin’s focus and determination made him the 2016 champ of going straight.