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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.
Salt Lake City was sure to be ultra intense. With Supercross Championship standings implications, yet another epic battle was set to unfold. And it did – with Oakley Star Ryan Villopoto topping the field of title challengers for a resounding victory, effectively padding his previous lead in the race for the title going into the Finals in Las Vegas this coming Saturday. With just two stops left in the season coming into this past weekend, the drama was at its peak before anyone even set foot in Utah. And with four riders (Villopoto, fellow Oakley Stars James Stewart and Ryan Dungey – as well as Chad Reed) in position to make a charge at the title (all within nine points of the leader), the SLC stop was as crucial as ever. The tension was surely in the air. But reflective of his brilliant riding all season, Villopoto emerged at the front of the pack following yet another heavy battle.
Powering Up: Will Power Triumphs at IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama, Dixon and Franchitti Round Out Podium
Ask Will Power about last year’s Grand Prix of Alabama. He’ll tell you he dominated every part of the race…except for the winning part. But this year, there was no such short coming as Oakley’s star IndyCar driver powered his way to a resounding win from the start to the tail end of the event – finishing 3.38 seconds ahead of fellow Oakley drivers Scott Dixon (2nd) and Dario Franchitti (3rd), the defending IndyCar Champion. “I can’t think of a race where I’ve been so cool, so physically fine and where I had everything go so right,” Power said, rockin’ his Oakley eyewear.