Motor Sports Articles by Date

February 2013

  • Smokescreen: NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Visits Injured Daytona Fans Following Nationwide Win

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    Posted oltre un anno ago by Andrew De Lara

    “Smoke” may be known for his bold attitude and swagger. But there’s much, much more to Oakley’s NASCAR speed demon, Tony Stewart, than his edgy public persona. The three-time NASCAR Champion, a couple days after grabbing an emotional Nationwide victory over the weekend at Daytona over Sam Hornish Jr., ducked the cameras and the watchful eye of the industry to visit a handful of fans injured at the race after a horrific crash that penetrated the track’s safety barriers. O’s long-time driver/owner spent a few hours with the victims – some of who were listed as critical upon their arrival at the hospital – to provide comfort and some signed gear.

  • Test Romp: Off-Road Star Ricky Johnson to Run Mind-Blowing Airwave Goggle at Red Bull Frozen Rush, R&D for Motorsports

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    Posted oltre un anno ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ricky Johnson is used to blazing trails. Smashing into fame with AMA national championships and some epic seasons in the Outdoors and Supercross, the converted off-road star is set to plow his way into history even more by mashing an off-road vehicle in freezing temperatures at Red Bull Frozen Rush this coming weekend. Armed and dangerous with two sets of Oakley’s mind-blowing Airwave™ GPS enabled goggle, the long-time ripper will conduct research and development, real time, for the goggle’s future evolution into other potential projects and usage.

  • Airbrake MX: The Game Has Changed. Global Launch Event Dazzles the Industry With True Design Revolution

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    Posted oltre un anno ago by Andrew De Lara

    It’s more than official: The game has changed. When multiple generations of Oakley family motocross riders – like AMA Hall of Famer Mike Bell (currently heads up Oakley’s optics program), legend Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, James “Bubba” Stewart and Eli Tomac – come together to mark the dramatic beginning to a new era in MX optic design, you know there’s something real…far beyond industry smoke and mirrors. On January 17, a scene that unreal became a reality. Gathering on a magical night filled with anticipation and buzz, Oakley’s stars collided with motocross industry media, factory teams, MX accounts, special guests and O team members for the official unveiling of the Airbrake MX goggle. And it was as dramatic as could possibly be imagined.