Recent Motor Sports News
Airbrake MX: The Game Has Changed. Global Launch Event Dazzles the Industry With True Design Revolution
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.
The Winter X Games in Aspen is a week stocked full of some of the most talented action sports athletes in the world, stunning athleticism and high intensity tricks that are simply incomprehensible to the average human being. This could not be truer than across the snowmobile disciplines. These riders hit jumps in excess of 30 feet, ride at speeds nearing 60 mph, contort their bodies mid-air and do it all on machines weighing in the neighborhood of 500 pounds.
Tally 2: Ryan Villopoto Claims First Supercross Victory at Anaheim 2, Eli Tomac Takes Second Lights Win
Ryan Villopoto wasn’t going to be held down for long. Snapping dramatically out of his five-race winless streak, Oakley’s defending Supercross champ smashed his way to his first triumph on the season – topping Trey Canard to claim the second overall victory for the newly launched, game-changing Airbrake MX goggle at Anaheim 2. But it wasn’t just RV who’d claim victory in his Airbrake. Extending his win streak to three through three races this season, fellow O star Eli Tomac continued his domination of the Lights Class – edging Ken Roczen for his 10th overall career ‘W.’