All O: Supercross Atlanta Podium Utterly Owned By Oakley Team Riders, Ryan Dungey Tightens Championship Standings Race
Apparently, Oakley’s Motocross Team loves the A.T.L. In a monster sweep of the Supercross podium (and the Top Four overall finishes), the team, lead by resurging O star, Ryan Dungey, displayed its utter dominance in the Georgia Dome this past weekend. Rounding off the awards stage, Oakley’s defending Supercross Champ, Ryan Villopoto (RV), and James “Bubba” Stewart gripped onto their positions amongst the riders in the top of the Championship standings – capping off yet another super intense battle for 450 supremacy in the land of peaches.
Oakley Motocross Star Ryan Villopoto (RV) and Chad Reed have been battling for Main Event superiority, head-to-head, most of the season. Arlington was no different. The two speedsters, aiming for an advantage in the overall Championship standings, came out the gates blazing – with Reed near the front of the pack. But in the second turn, RV powered himself to the lead, leaving the entire field to double track’s first triple. And although Reed was hot on his tail for the first six laps, he fell victim to a heap in the soft sandy section of the course – bowing out with a leg injury.
The heated battle for the top of the Supercross standings is raging on. Retaking the lead in his Title defense, Oakley Motocross Star Ryan Villopoto claimed a resounding victory in San Diego before a massive crowd of 58,782 raucous fans in Qualcomm Stadium. It was his third victory on the season. “You really had to be smooth every lap,” Ryan said, rocking his Signature Series Oakley MX Goggles. “San Diego’s dirt is really slippery and made it tough to be consistent for the full 20-lap main event. I’ve never won San Diego in the Supercross Class. It was great to get my first win here and end Chad’s (Reed) win streak at Qualcomm Stadium. Hopefully I can start a streak my own as we head to Cowboys Stadium next week.”