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August 2011

  • Heritage: Oakley Upholds Motocross Tradition at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    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.