Count It! Airbrake MX Tallies First-Ever Victory With Eli Tomac 250 Supercross Triumph, Revolution Begins
The revolution has begun.
The undisputedly bleeding-edge Airbrake MX goggle made its public debut as Oakley Team Star, Eli Tomac, claimed a resounding Supercross 250 victory at Anaheim 1 on Saturday.
Finally gracing the sport after weeks of mysterious buzz and speculation in the industry, the new eyewear piece effectively began a new era in motocross goggle design – pushing the envelope in unmatched, patented optic technology, materials and overall design.
First seen in the ‘pits’ at Anaheim Stadium on race day, Airbrake MX, in its various customized forms, was seen on Oakley’s most celebrated stars – from defending Supercross Champ Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey to James “Bubba” Stewart.
And there was plenty of excitement in the air.
Photographers from various media outlets clamored to snap shots of the much-anticipated design hanging from handlebars and sitting atop tool cases within some of the top factory team trucks areas.
But it was O’s Lights ripper, Eli, who’d carry the Airbrake to its first triumph in the grand spotlight.
The 250 Class Main Event may have opened with a Cole Seely Holeshot, but it was Eli who’d smash his way to the lead following a crash that claimed several riders in the front of the pack.
Despite some charges from Malcom Stewart, Ken Roczen and Cole Seely, he never really lost control of the lead – eventually cruising his way into the ‘W’ column.
“I had a tough Heat Race, and that was kind of a wake-up call for me,” said Eli, the defending 250 Class Champion, who was visibly pumped on taking the Airbrake’s inaugural win. “This is how I wanted to start the season. I did a few off-season races, like the Monster Energy Cup, and that kept me in shape.”
With that, yet another intensely heated Supercross season opened in Southern California…as a new level in Motocross optics took center stage.
Stay tuned for more information on Airbrake MX.