The intense battle for the Supercross Championship lead has been nothing short of a rodeo this year – with the top riders bucking each other off as more drama unfolds every race. Dallas was no different. Oakley MX star Ryan Villopoto emerged with a solid second place finish in the Lonestar State – kicking him back up into the standings lead and sending last week’s leader Reed six points back. O’s own defending Ryan Dungey rounded out the podium after scoring his first win last week, keeping him well in the hunt himself. But as always, it wasn’t a pretty road. In fact, it was downright nasty.
Kick Start: Ryan Dungey Triumphs at Supercross-Toronto for First Win of the Season, Advances In Title Hunt
Ryan Dungey if officially back in the hunt. It’s not as if the defending Supercross Champion was ever out of the battle for the top. But Oakley’s star just poised himself for a major charge, powering into a mere eight points from the Championship Standings lead after grabbing first win of the season in Toronto on Saturday.
Awe-Inspiring: Ryan Villopoto Emerges Victorious at Daytona Supercross, Bubba Stewart Picks Up From Huge Crash, Finishes 9th
It doesn’t get much more dramatic than this, folks. Oakley superstar rider James Bubba Stewart sustained a huge crash at Daytona International Speedway this past weekend after absolutely smoking the field from the starting gate on during the main event – sending fellow Oakley rider Ryan Villopoto to the checkered flag with his second straight Supercross Daytona victory. Defending Supercross champ Ryan Dungey also smashed his way from the middle of the pack after a shaky start – to a solid third-place finish. Of course, there’s always some kind of intense action going down at Supercross. No surprise there. But this year in Florida – on a brutal, choppy track designed by Oakley Motocross Legend Ricky Carmichael – the gnarly cake went straight to Bubba, who absolutely dazzled the industry with one of the most inspiring displays of guts and talent as of late.