Motor Sports Articles by Date

November 2012

  • Surgical Precision: MotoGP Superstar Valentino “The Doctor” Rossi Smokes Monza Rally Show, Tops World-Class Drivers

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    You can call him the “Renaissance Man” on all wheels. Oakley’s MotoGP Superstar, Valentino Rossi, displayed yet again what a racing phenomenon he truly is this past weekend – smashing a field of some of the world’s top rally car drivers to emerge victorious at the Monza Rally Show. The result was his third all-time win at the event. Dazzling more than 30,000 raucous fans in the Milan region, the seven-time GP World Champion racked up two victories for Team VR46 Racing (Oakley-Monster) in his WRC (World Rally Championship)-Spec Ford Fiesta – taking the Stage Rally and the Master Show. Clipping Rinaldo Capello by 2.8 seconds, it was yet another showcase of his competitive gift for dominating tracks even out of his primary sport. The sheer elation from the event added to an already positive swing in momentum for the Italian speed demon – who recently switched back to the Yamaha MotoGP Team after struggling through a Championship drought.

  • Back-to-Back! NASCAR Gunslinger Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Claims Second Consecutive Nationwide Title

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. flat out rips. Oakley’s young NASCAR legend-in-the-making successfully defended his NASCAR Nationwide Title, effectively catapulting him into the pages of history as only the sixth driver in the series’ history to claim consecutive titles. Wrapping up another magical season with a sixth place finish at Homestead-Miami, the part-time snowboarder (yes, snowboarder) edged Elliot Sadler for all the goods. “A lot of people put a lot of effort into this and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it,” Ricky said, rocking his Oakley Racing gloves, boots, base layer and eyewear.

  • Burglar Balls: Sal Masekela Gets Down at TORC Off-Road Crandon, Races and Rages in 'Travelin Sal'

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    ‘Balls of a burglar’ and rubber through the nose? The insanity at TORC Off-Road Racing’s premiere event in Crandon – rages on and off the track…and Oakley’s iconic action sports TV personality/commentator, Sal Masekela, got more than a whiff of the action. Diving head first into ‘Jurassic Park,’ the race’s legendarily infamous party scene, our long-time X Games symbol took it a step further. He actually raced.

  • Seven-Time NHRA Racing Champ Tony Schumacher to Appear at Irvine Spectrum Oakley Signing

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Andrew De Lara

    Schumacher Racing/Oakley Driver to Honor Military Veterans With Infinite Hero Foundation Wednesday, Nov. 7