WATCH: James Stewart, Travis Pastrana compete at Red Bull Straight Rhythm (NBC, 4 p.m. ET)

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With the 2015 supercross opening round just two weeks away, get revved up for the season ahead with today’s broadcast of Red Bull Straight Rhythm at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

Held earlier in the offseason, Red Bull Straight Rhythm is a one-of-a-kind event, featuring an “unwound” supercross track – a half-mile straightaway filled with rhythm sections, huge jumps, whoops and sand sections – and head-to-head racing. Two riders hit the track and race side-by-side down the course as they attempt to advance through the bracket and into the championship.

The Open Class was stocked full of big names. James Stewart – one of the fastest riders on the planet – entered as the favorite but would have to contend with the likes of his brother Malcolm Stewart, while Dean Wilson and Justin Brayton were among the riders making debuts on new bikes after switching to KTMs in the offseason.

Then there’s Travis Pastrana. The action sports icon was a national motocross champion 14 years ago but had since retired from racing to pursue other passions. Pastrana was back in action at Straight Rhythm, loading up his #199 Suzuki with horsepower. Whereas most of his competitors in the class were riding a 450cc four-stroke bike, he was mounted on a 500cc two-stroke. It’s a bike so powerful that Pastrana dubbed it the “RM-Zilla.”

Click here for a preview of what’s to come in the broadcast, then tune in to NBC today at 4 p.m. ET to see how it all played out.

Straight Rhythm is part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a progressive series of action sports events that are broadcast on NBC throughout the year.

Dean Wilson out for the remainder of the Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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