Rockstar Energy Southwick National at Moto-X 338
For most of the country, the big news this weekend was Hurricane Irene doing damage as it made it’s way up the east coast. And even though Southwick, Massachusetts was right in it’s path, for a few hours on Saturday, Oakley’s Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto again were the talk of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship’s perennial sand track.
Dungey held on to win Moto 1 despite a late surge by the runner up, Villopoto. Two hours of torrential downpour followed completely changing the landscape for Moto 2. Justin Barcia brought home his first win on a 450, taking advantage of Dungey’s late start when his bike wouldn’t start. Dungey battled back to finish seventh and only lost one point in the championship race. Villopoto finished a respectable fourth with overall points of the championship his top priority. Villopoto and Dungey rounded up the day finishing second and third, respectively.
The Rolling O Lab was stationed on some of the last feet of concrete before fans made their way down to the track. Partnering up with a local account, Theory Skate and Snow, the Lab was a perfect place to come get educated on everything Oakley and to take home a pair of sunnies and goggles of your own. An “Irene Proof” awning and comfortable location to dry out for a minute didn’t hurt the popularity of the Lab either!