Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco will appear with Ken Roczen on the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s Suzuki team at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm on October 10.
The RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing is hoping to spice up its chances for a good showing at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm in Pomona, California, this weekend.
Former AMA 125cc Motocross Champion and multi-time AMA 125cc Regional Supercross Champion Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco has been tabbed by the RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing team to join 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion Ken Roczen for Saturday’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Both riders will compete in the 16-rider, by-invitation-only, Open Class.
Tedesco returns to the starting gate for RCH after retiring from full-time competition in July 2014, following a 14-year professional career. Since then, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native has continued to serve as a test rider for RCH, assisting the team with its weekly preparation for Roczen and Broc Tickle’s AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross efforts.
“I’ve been doing a lot of Supercross riding over the last few months, testing with the RCH crew, and this event last year looked like a lot of fun,” Tedesco said. “So, I put in a call to see if there were any spots left. As far as expectations go, I don’t really have any. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a start gate but I just want to have fun with it and try and make some close racing happen.”
Red Bull Straight Rhythm is an event unique to motocross where riders from Supercross, Pro Motocross and Arenacross disciplines come together to compete in two-man, head-to-head, bracket-style races on an “unwound” track, where there are no turns, just a half-mile, purpose-built, straight rhythm section. Roczen and Tedesco will square off against each other as well as a lost of top professional motocross stars, including James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Dean Wilson, Justin Brayton, Andrew Short and eight others.
Tickle will not compete in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event, but he will return to action the week after when the team competes for $1 million at the 2015 Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Red Bull Straight Rhythm can be seen live, exclusively on redbull.tv, Sat., October 10 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific. The URL to the event broadcast is: