Recent Motor Sports News
Brace yourselves, X Games fans. Levi Sherwood is back. Oakley’s Kiwi (New Zealand native) Freestyle Motocross star is making his big return to Summer X Games in Los Angeles after sitting out a couple years due to a nasty injury. His last MotoX Freestyle final came in 2009 – his ‘rookie’ season – when he charged onto the scene in grand fashion, grabbing a silver medal behind the legendary Travis Pastrana himself. All at the ripe old age of 17. With stiff competition this year, the Final, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Pacific (Thursday, June 28) will see Levi throwing down big time in a year when he claimed the Red Bull X Fighters opener in Dubai just a few months ago.
Maravilloso: Formula 1 Superstar Fernando Alonso’s Emotional Triumph at European Grand Prix in Spain
Fernando Alonso’s swelling emotions poured out in the form of tears as “La Marcha Real,” Spain’s National Anthem, played as he towered on the podium. Oakley’s own F1 Superstar, reviving Ferrari’s dreams of a Championship this season, stood proud as the first driver this season to claim two Formula 1 wins – on his home turf, at that. Cap that off with his push back up to the top in the points standings (111 points – 20 ahead of second) and his 29th overall win following a dramatic, incident-lined European Grand Prix in Valencia (Spain). “This race is probably the best victory I have ever felt,” the two-time Formula 1 World Champion said, rocking his Oakley eyewear. “In terms of emotions, nothing compares to this.”
Clint Bowyer’s roots are in Motocross. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Oakley’s NASCAR Star owned a road course more reminiscent of an MX race than the typical oval. But the Kansas native still didn’t feel right being in front of the pack en route to a grand victory at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma this past weekend. “You know you’re close on fuel, you’ve got two champions behind you, and you know you have no business leading,” Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, gloves, boots and base layer. “But we had a really good car.”