Oakley SX Riders Take Over Indy
Guess who? Oakley superstar James Stewart, won his eighth World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race as the sold out crowd of 54,626 fans at the RCA Dome witnessed his come from behind riding clinic to capture the lead and the victory. Oakley’s Ryan Dungey, pulled out another great ride as he earned his second Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites win.
It was rival Chad Reed, who got the hole shot and began to establish a huge lead as the Oakley pilot Stewart started near the back of the pack and almost went down with some slower traffic on lap one as well. But it didn’t take the "O" Star long to start his chase on Reed as he immediately started to pick of 2 riders a second, moving into second place by the half way point of the race. It was on lap 14 when what nobody thought would happen happened as Bubbs passed Reed for lead and pulled out to about an 8 second lead as he rode off to his eighth victory of the 2007 season.
"I was a little nervous when I saw Chad out front, and I was so far back in the pack," said Stewart. "I have worked hard for everything for my entire life, and that’s what I did tonight, worked hard. I am so happy right now."
Oakley rookie Ryan Dungey grabbed the $1,000 Holeshot Award to start the AMA Supercross Lites main event. Through turn one it was Ben Townley who came out in second place and followed the Factory Oakley pilot Dungey. Townley was close but not close enough as Dungey didn’t let the competition rattle him a bit as the two battled for all 15 laps where the end result was the Oakley Youngster taking the victory once again for his sponsors.
"This was a huge win for me," said Dungey. "I have had some bad luck lately, and to pick up this win is huge for me and my team, who has been behind me all year. I have to use this as momentum for next weekend in Dallas."