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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.
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.
They call him GOAT. But Oakley’s Motocross Legend Ricky Carmichael can’t get any further from sheepish. The “Greatest of All Time” – as he’s affectionately referred to – has grown with the Oakley family from the very beginning. From his very first pair of “O Frame” motocross goggles – to his Supercross Championships – to his current endeavors in racing NASCAR Trucks, read more about the GOAT’s journey, while stepping into the culture and spirit of Oakley in One Icon Magazine – Issue 2.