Motor Sports Articles by Date

January 2013

  • Oakley Snowmobilers Bring Home Five Winter X 17 Medals


    Posted over 1 year ago by Elishia Matta

    The Winter X Games in Aspen is a week stocked full of some of the most talented action sports athletes in the world, stunning athleticism and high intensity tricks that are simply incomprehensible to the average human being. This could not be truer than across the snowmobile disciplines. These riders hit jumps in excess of 30 feet, ride at speeds nearing 60 mph, contort their bodies mid-air and do it all on machines weighing in the neighborhood of 500 pounds.

  • Tally 2: Ryan Villopoto Claims First Supercross Victory at Anaheim 2, Eli Tomac Takes Second Lights Win


    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Villopoto wasn’t going to be held down for long. Snapping dramatically out of his five-race winless streak, Oakley’s defending Supercross champ smashed his way to his first triumph on the season – topping Trey Canard to claim the second overall victory for the newly launched, game-changing Airbrake MX goggle at Anaheim 2. But it wasn’t just RV who’d claim victory in his Airbrake. Extending his win streak to three through three races this season, fellow O star Eli Tomac continued his domination of the Lights Class – edging Ken Roczen for his 10th overall career ‘W.’

  • Heating Up: Oakley Rally Rippers Claim Two Dakar Rally Stages, Sainz Makes Glorious Return


    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    The infamous Dakar Rally’s monstrous jaws are chomping for victims. And Oakley’s team rippers have been more than ready to charge at the premiere raid event – taking the truly international stage in efforts to trample adversaries in the treacherous Peruvian desert race. So far, they haven’t disappointed. Raging back into action after missing last year’s race, Oakley’s past champ, Carlos Sainz, emphatically claimed the first stage around Pisco this past Saturday. The result tallied his 25th Dakar stage all-time.

  • Count It! Airbrake MX Tallies First-Ever Victory With Eli Tomac 250 Supercross Triumph, Revolution Begins


    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    The revolution has begun. The undisputedly bleeding-edge Airbrake MX goggle made its public debut as Oakley Team Star, Eli Tomac, claimed a resounding Supercross 250 victory at Anaheim 1 on Saturday. Finally gracing the sport after weeks of mysterious buzz and speculation in the industry, the new eyewear piece effectively began a new era in motocross goggle design – pushing the envelope in unmatched, patented optic technology, materials and overall design.

  • Desert Romp: Oakley-Backed Mint 400 Off-Road Race Drops in on SPEED TV


    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    The desert takes no prisoners. And there are few races that smear that fact in your face than the Oakley-backed General Tire Mint 400 Off-Road Championship. Get ready to flick on the tube, because this beast of a contest is dropping in on SPEED TV for the first time on Jan. 5 (2 p.m. Eastern).