Recent Motor Sports News
They call him the “Racer of Tomorrow.” And for good reason. Oakley’s young Speed Demon Josef Newgarden claimed charged into the Firestone Indy Lights race at Kentucky last week with one objective: Start the race. Because the Indy Lights Title was all but wrapped up. The racing star went on to grab the second-place podium spot in the race and boldly claim the 2011 Title with five convincing victories and a mere three finishes off the podium in the first 13 races.
Charging into the heralded ‘Chase’ in 2011, Tony Stewart hadn’t been faring very well….0-26 to be exact. That changed quick. Just two races into the 10-race road to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, O’s superstar is undefeated after claiming a resounding victory this past weekend at the Sylvania 200 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His 41st total career Sprint Cup success and his third in New Hampshire came on the heels of his first win of the season at Chicagoland Speedway a mere six days ago.
It took a late, massive charge in the very last race to claim glory. But the talent-packed motocross from team from the United States did just enough – in the nick of time – to emerge from the FIM Motocross of Nations Championship in Saint Jean D’Angely on Sept. 18 with their 22nd overall victory and the coveted Chamberlain Trophy. Lead by Oakley stars like Supercross/AMA Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey, the proud team finally reclaimed the hardware – now bound for American soil. But it was far from a breeze in the French countryside.