Recent MX News
Pala: Ryan Villopoto Claims 2011 Pro Motocross Championship in Season Finale, Ryan Dungey Takes Race
The drama raged on…all season long. And it all came to an action packed close with the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship remaining within Team Oakley – as Ryan Villopoto’s second place finish at Pala was enough to crown him with the heralded Outdoors title. The triumph adds to Villopoto’s glorious Supercross Championship earlier this year.
Heritage: Oakley Upholds Motocross Tradition at Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship
Ricky Carmichael. James “Bubba” Stewart. Ryan Villopoto. You know the names. But what common denominator do these Motocross Superstars share – to the very core? (Besides Oakley Team Legend status, of course.) Loretta Lynn’s. The AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, named from the Country Music Megastar – whose giant Tennessee property hosts the annual event, is where the best young phenoms in the sport rose through the ranks to stardom. Groms/young riders are groomed at Loretta’s. Pro riding dreams are made…and crushed. Big industry sponsors are fishing for the talent of the future. And lifetime amateur rippers continue to grow their passion for the sport. It’s a vibrant collection of racers from the past, the present and the future. But more importantly, Loretta Lynn’s reflects Oakley’s deeply rooted heritage in motocross.
Oakley’s roots are in motocross. And our celebrity friends learned this fact…the hard way…last month as the Big O’s rockin’ ‘Learn to Ride’ program took a few on a crash course on dirt bikes. The program – which teaches celebrities a thing or two about an action sport – brought some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars out to meet O Motocross Stars like top Supercross/AMA Motocross Championship rider Davi Millsaps in the Southern California desert (Lake Perris). But make no mistake, this wasn’t just any meet and greet. The stars got down and dirty – gearing up in Oakley Motocross gear, mounting dirt bikes and trying their luck at the intense sport.