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Heritage: Oakley Upholds Motocross Tradition at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship
Ricky Carmichael. James “Bubba” Stewart. Ryan Villopoto. You know the names. But what common denominator do these Motocross Superstars share – to the very core? (Besides Oakley Team Legend status, of course.) Loretta Lynn’s. The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, named from the Country Music Megastar – whose giant Tennessee property hosts the annual event, is where the best young phenoms in the sport rose through the ranks to stardom. Groms/young riders are groomed at Loretta’s. Pro riding dreams are made…and crushed. Big industry sponsors are fishing for the talent of the future. And lifetime amateur rippers continue to grow their passion for the sport. It’s a vibrant collection of racers from the past, the present and the future. But more importantly, Loretta Lynn’s reflects Oakley’s deeply rooted heritage in motocross.
Tally a sweep for Scott Dixon. Oakley’s IndyCar star boldly grabbed a victory from pole this past weekend for a full weekend triumph at the Honda Indy 200, overtaking fellow O driver Dario Franchitti on Lap 61 to cross the finish 7.6508 seconds ahead. The win marks the Kiwi speedster’s third career win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and his first win this season. The result also pushes him to second in the overall championship standings.
Casey Stoner’s points lead is officially solid. Oakley’s Australian MotoGP star powered past defending Champ Jorge Lorenzo in the 26th Lap at the Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca in late July – claiming his fifth season victory and a 20-point advantage at the top of the standings. Despite some less than ideal testing, practices and qualifying, Sunday morning saw the team find their bike. An important factor in trumping Lorenzo, who logged in the fastest times all week and was clearly in form before crashing out on Saturday.