MX Articles by Date

May 2011

  • Hangtown National: Defending Outdoor Motocross Champ Ryan Dungey Claims Moto 1 Victory, Overall Second

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Dungey picked up right where he left off last season: With a victory. Oakley’s defending AMA Pro Motocross Champion triumphed in Moto 1 at Hangtown National to open up the Outdoors season in top form – while O’s newly crowned Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto grabbed third.

  • Outdoors! AMA Motocross Season Kicks off With Partner Summit at Oakley Headquarters

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s roots are planted in Motocross. From 1975 to the present day, the Big O has been deeply entrenched in the MX industry: From grips to gear to eyewear. So it was only appropriate that with the coming resurgence of the AMA Motocross Championship, that Oakley decided to take a serious part in stoking its growth. This past Wednesday, the first-ever Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Partner Summit was held at Oakley’s Interplanetary Headquarters in Southern California. With the series’ traditional partners and exciting new partners – including the Alliance of Action Sports (Alli Sports) – congregating in the halls of one of the industry’s most storied companies, the summit was a great symbol of what’s to come in the future.

  • Supercross Champion! Ryan Villopoto Crowned With 2011 World Title in Las Vegas

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    There were no guarantees coming into the Finals in Las Vegas. Not even close. With the Supercross Title on the line, the ultra intense battle was wide open for the collection World Class Riders at the top of the standings. But following a truly epic night of drama and masterful racing on all levels, Oakley Star Ryan Villopoto gloriously emerged with the 2011 World Championship after finishing the race in a solid third.

  • Supercross 2011: The Season's Best Moments Caught on Film

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Elishia Matta

    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.

  • Final Stretch: Ryan Villopoto Victorious at Supercross-Salt Lake City, Pads Championship Lead

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    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.