Motor Sports Articles by Date

July 2014

  • Dungey Closes the Title Race Gap With Win at Washougal

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    Posted 1 day ago by Chasen Marshall

    Washougal was exactly the result Ryan Dungey needed in order to keep his title hopes alive. Trailing Oakley teammate Ken Roczen by 24 points heading into the weekend, Dungey won both motos, while Roczen took two thirds. The win – Dungey’s 30th of his 450 Class career – takes a 10-point chunk out of Roczen’s lead for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title, with three rounds remaining in the 2014 season. “Today was just about coming in and not worrying about the championship. There’s a lot of racing left [this season],” said Dungey, who won for the sixth time at Washougal. “We just tried to put out our best effort and we did that. We got great starts and Eli [Tomac] kept us honest in that second moto, but I just really tried to put the hammer down and extend the gap. Fortunately, we did that. I love it here [at Washougal] and this just feels awesome.”

  • Tomac Gets First 450cc Win at Spring Creek, Prolonging the Dungey/Roczen Title Race

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    Posted 9 days ago by Chasen Marshall

    It was a big day for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship rookie Eli Tomac at Spring Creek. After taking his first career moto win in the 450cc class by a 16-second margin, he followed it up with a second consecutive moto win and his first 1-1 sweep. “Today was a tough one the way the track was,” said Tomac, who has finished on the overall podium in each of his four career starts. “Going into the second moto I knew I had to get out there and get a good start. We ended up getting the holeshot then the red flag came out and I thought to myself ‘is this really happening?’ Luckily enough I got another one. [Justin] Brayton was right there, but after that I was just hitting my marks and I felt really comfortable.”

  • Marc Marquez Matches 44-Year Record in Germany With Ninth Consecutive Victory

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    Posted 18 days ago by Chasen Marshall

    Despite having to start from pit lane, Marc Marquez rallied at the German Grand Prix in Sachsenring to win his ninth race in nine starts in 2014. The 21-year-old Spaniard began the race with wet tires to cope with the light rains, but by the time the warm-up lap ended, the rain had stopped and he and his Honda team opted to change to his slick-tire bike. The majority of the field made the same tactical decision.

  • Progression at Pocono: JPM Takes First Win Since His Return to Open-Wheel Racing

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    Posted 23 days ago by Oakley

    All along Juan Pablo Montoya has been saying “I’m a work in progress,” and last weekend at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, that progress was evident as JPM confidently returned to Victory Lane in an IndyCar.

  • Team Oakley Continues to Dominate the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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    Posted 24 days ago by Oakley

    Halfway through the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Team Oakley has swept three of six podiums and is showing no signs of letting off the gas. Leading the charge is the 450 Class rookie Ken Roczen who extended his championship standing points lead over teammate Ryan Dungey to 26-points with his win this past weekend at RedBud National.

  • Man on a Hot Streak: 5 Questions with Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez

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    Posted 24 days ago by Oakley

    Entering the 2014 MotoGP season, there was no denying that Marc Marquez was the rider to beat with a large target planted firmly on his chest. Since winning the 2013 World Championship last year at just 20-years old and becoming the youngest MotoGP World Champion in the sport’s history, the only thing Marquez’s opponents have been able to see is his back. He has since opened the 2014 season with eight consecutive race wins – a feat that was last achieved over 40-years ago by the legendary Giacomo Agostini. Before heading to Germany for his next race on July 13th, we caught up with Marquez to see how he’s coping with it all.