Recent Motor Sports News
Oakley’s roots are planted in Motocross. From 1975 to the present day, the Big O has been deeply entrenched in the MX industry: From grips to gear to eyewear. So it was only appropriate that with the coming resurgence of the AMA Motocross Championship, that Oakley decided to take a serious part in stoking its growth. This past Wednesday, the first-ever Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Partner Summit was held at Oakley’s Interplanetary Headquarters in Southern California. With the series’ traditional partners and exciting new partners – including the Alliance of Action Sports (Alli Sports) – congregating in the halls of one of the industry’s most storied companies, the summit was a great symbol of what’s to come in the future.
There were no guarantees coming into the Finals in Las Vegas. Not even close. With the Supercross Title on the line, the ultra intense battle was wide open for the collection World Class Riders at the top of the standings. But following a truly epic night of drama and masterful racing on all levels, Oakley Star Ryan Villopoto gloriously emerged with the 2011 World Championship after finishing the race in a solid third.
The 2011 AMA Supercross season was nothing if not a nail biter! Right down to the final laps of the final race in Las Vegas the Championship Title was within reach of a handful of riders including Oakley teammates Ryan Villopoto, defending champ Ryan Dungey and James “Bubba” Stewart. Ultimately, it was rankings points leader Villopoto that came out on top to win his first AMA Supercross Championship Title. Check out some of the more pivitol moments from throughout the season in the accompanying gallery.