Motor Sports Articles by Date

May 2012

  • Bubba of Old: James Stewart Dominates Lucas Oil Pro Motocross-Freestone, Tallies Four Wins In a Row


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The last time James Stewart raced a full Outdoors season, he slayed it with an absolutely perfect, undefeated season. Fast forward to 2012, and Bubba is giving the World flashes of…well, the old Bubba. In his first season riding for Yoshimura Suzuki in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Oakley’s Motocross Superstar utterly owned both Motos at Freestone, fending off challenges to tally four straight moto victories on the season.

  • Thriller: IndyCar Star Dario Franchitti Triumphs at Dramatic Indianapolis 500


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Indianapolis 500 is an impressive spectacle every year. But this time around was nothing short of absolutely epic. With swelling emotions clearly displayed on his face, Oakley IndyCar Star Dario Franchitti triumphed in dramatic fashion after the most closely fought Indianapolis 500 in history – lined with a record 35 lead changes to an action packed green finish.

  • Three! NASCAR Star Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Owns Nationwide at Iowa Again, Matches Track Record


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    If you still don’t know Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s name, know it now. Oakley’s defending NASCAR Nationwide Champion is charging along in his campaign to dazzle racing fans far and wide – absolutely dominating Iowa Speedway this past weekend to match a track record by leading 209 laps straight to victory at the Pioneer Hi-Bred 250. The current Championship standings leader tallied his third straight win in Iowa and his second straight on the season, extending his overall lead to 28. “It almost feels like a hometown race to us now,” Ricky said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing gloves and racing boots. “This is the way you want to win ’em. You want to go out and dominate.”

  • Bubba’s Back! Motocross Superstar James Stewart Triumphs In Return to AMA Pro Motocross Championship


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It’s official. Bubba’s back. Oakley’s Motocross Superstar James Stewart dominated the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener at Hangtown this past Saturday, dazzling fans in his much-anticipated return to the Outdoors. Despite his three years away from racing the series full time, coupled with his super recent (and immensely dramatic) switch to Yoshimura Suzuki after parting ways with Joe Gibbs Racing, he immediately sent a resounding message to the industry with a display of raw speed and flashes of the “Bubba of old.”

  • LeMans: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Reconfirms Retirement in France, Valentino Rossi Returns to Form With Second Place Finish


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    LeMans was drenched this past weekend as MotoGP raged into town. Both in rain and drama, that is. Addressing the media again after a headline filled week lined with chatter about his retirement from the sport, Oakley’s MotoGP Defending World Champion Casey Stoner reaffirmed his intentions to walk away from his life as a pro rider following the season’s end. But as the buzz continued off the track, the Grand Prix of France saw some of the worst conditions in recent memory. The show went on, however, opening the door for Oakley’s MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi to capitalize on the situation.

  • Oakley and Lucas Oil Motocross Announce “Oakley Bomb” Fastest Lap Program for 2012 Season


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Foothill Ranch, Calif. (May 15, 2012) – Oakley, one of the leading sports brands in the world, and MX Sports Pro Racing/Alli Sports – organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing – announced today the “Oakley Bomb” Fastest Lap Program for the 2012 series. The weekly award program, set to recognize the fastest clocked laps at each of the 12 Nationals for both the 250 and 450 Classes with a special Oakley Bomb trophy, will recognize the rider who accumulates the most Bombs throughout the season with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch at the end of the year.

  • Title Defense: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Nabs 42nd Victory at Estoril, Portugal


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Casey Stoner is clearly in top form. Oakley’s defending MotoGP World Champion claimed his second consecutive victory on the season in Estoril, clipping Jorge Lorenzo and bumping the Spaniard out of the top spot in the Championship standings to reclaim No. 1 with 66 points. It was also the Aussie’s 42nd overall triumph.

  • Atlanta: NHRA Star Ron Capps Claims 34th Funny Car Title


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ron Capps is flat out stoked. Oakley’s NHRA Star claimed his 34th NHRA Funny Car Title with an impressive victory over Robert Hight in the final round at Atlanta Dragway on Sunday. “I’ve been to the final round here four times and it couldn’t mean more to finally win here, especially for NAPA AUTO PARTS because their headquarters are in Atlanta,” Ron said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, fire suit, racing gloves, racing boots and more. “Mike Rearden with NAPA has been such a big supporter and this Wally (trophy) is going to him.”

  • 2 Be Continued: Oakley Motocross Star Ryan Villopoto’s Film to Drop in June


    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Villopoto is the best motocross ripper on the face of the Planet. Period. But few actually know the Oakley’s superstar rider’s real story. From his grounded mentality, intense work ethic and upbringing in the sport…leading all the way up to his recent back-to-back Supercross and AMA Motocross Championships, 2 Be Continued: The Ryan Villopoto Film, is a deep look into his rise to the top.