Supercross Is Here: Oakley’s Motocross Superstars Poised to Battle For Glory in 2012, Heritage Charges On
2011 was nothing short of absolutely epic in Supercross. In one of the closest, most hotly contested, sheer battles in the sport’s illustrious history, the field’s most prominent riders throttled into stadium after stadium, head-to-head in the standings…fighting for every advantage until the explosive finale in Las Vegas. And of course, Oakley emerged as the Champion yet again – continuing its deep roots and heritage in motocross. Taking out 2010 rookie Champion and fellow Oakley Star Ryan Dungey (RD), Ryan Villopoto (RV) rocketed to the Title, closing out a three-way dogfight going into Vegas with RD and Chad Reed. And with that, a season filled with drama, intrigue and insane story lines came to a close. 2012 will be no less tantalizing.
Get Amped! Oakley Motocross Stars to Highlight Supercross Season Preview on CBS Sports-Christmas Day
Time to ignite your Holiday weekend. Get amped: CBS Sports will drop the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview on Sunday, Dec. 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The one-hour, adrenaline-packed showcase will serve as a massive buildup for the much-anticipated Anaheim 1 season opener on Jan. 7 at Anaheim Stadium – profiling the sport’s most prominent stars and favorites. And of course, Oakley’s superstars will be front and center – and in the spotlight. O speed demons Ryan Villopoto (defending Supercross Champion), Ryan Dungey, James “Bubba” Stewart, Josh Grant and Davi Millsaps are all names in the Championship mix, of course. And their presence will be felt – big time – in the preview show.
It took a late, massive charge in the very last race to claim glory. But the talent-packed motocross from team from the United States did just enough – in the nick of time – to emerge from the FIM Motocross of Nations Championship in Saint Jean D’Angely on Sept. 18 with their 22nd overall victory and the coveted Chamberlain Trophy. Lead by Oakley stars like Supercross/AMA Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey, the proud team finally reclaimed the hardware – now bound for American soil. But it was far from a breeze in the French countryside.