Motor Sports Articles by Date

June 2012

  • ELEVATION! FMX Star Ronnie Renner Clears World Record 47 Feet for X Games Moto X Step Up Gold

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Clearing a World Record 37 feet in ‘Moto X Step Up’ was absolutely epic…in 2011, that is. The previous high mark was absolutely detonated on Friday night as Oakley Freestyle Motocross Star, Ronnie Renner, charged through an ultra dramatic 11 rounds of jumping to clear 47 feet for the glorious Gold medal. He successfully endured a head-to-head war with gravity and a determined Matt Buyten, who finally hit the bar at 46 feet.

  • Kiwi Airborne: FMX Star Levi Sherwood Returns to X Games in Los Angeles

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Brace yourselves, X Games fans. Levi Sherwood is back. Oakley’s Kiwi (New Zealand native) Freestyle Motocross star is making his big return to Summer X Games in Los Angeles after sitting out a couple years due to a nasty injury. His last MotoX Freestyle final came in 2009 – his ‘rookie’ season – when he charged onto the scene in grand fashion, grabbing a silver medal behind the legendary Travis Pastrana himself. All at the ripe old age of 17. With stiff competition this year, the Final, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Pacific (Thursday, June 28) will see Levi throwing down big time in a year when he claimed the Red Bull X Fighters opener in Dubai just a few months ago.

  • Wine Country: NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Claims Sonoma Victory

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Clint Bowyer’s roots are in Motocross. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that Oakley’s NASCAR Star owned a road course more reminiscent of an MX race than the typical oval. But the Kansas native still didn’t feel right being in front of the pack en route to a grand victory at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma this past weekend. “You know you’re close on fuel, you’ve got two champions behind you, and you know you have no business leading,” Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, gloves, boots and base layer. “But we had a really good car.”

  • 2 Be Continued: MX Star Ryan Villopoto’s Documentary Film Live Online Premiere, Purchase on iTunes

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Moto World, meet the real Ryan Villopoto. Oakley’s Motocross Superstar, back-to-back Supercross Champion and AMA Motocross Champion has obviously been owning the track. But the legend in the making has still been somewhat of an obscure personal figure. Enter “2 Be Continued.” RV2’s documentary film, first premiered at Oakley’s Interplanetary Headquarters on June 20, will make its live online premiere tonight (June 21) at 9 p.m. Pacific on Volcom’s Facebook Page. Take an exclusive peek into the life of our speed demon – up close and personal…through his upbringing in the sport all the way to his current status as one of the most prolific racers in the sport’s history.

  • 'Brake Through': NHRA Star Tony Schumacher Smashes Winless Streak in Bristol, Honors U.S. Army Birthday

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    There was no better time for Tony Schumacher to detonate his winless streak. Oakley’s NHRA racing star – on the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s birth – claimed a resounding victory at the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, effectively honoring one of his major sponsors with a triumph over Doug Kalitta in the Final. The result, coming as a result to a superior reaction to the green light at .023 of a second (compared to Kalitta’s .065), also served as a present of sorts for his family on Father’s Day.

  • Budds Creek: Ryan Dungey Tallies Third Straight AMA Pro Motocross Victory in Maryland

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The 2010 AMA Motocross Champion is shooting KTM into unprecedented territory. Oakley MX Star Ryan Dungey kicked back into top form and displayed his mastery of the Outdoors – sweeping the 450 Class Motos at Budds Creek for his third straight victory on the season. The resounding win elevates him further in the season standings, extending his lead to 54 points over Mike Alessi. The triumph also racks up his 17th overall – rendering Ryan No. 6 all-time in overall motocross victories.

  • Texas Drift: IndyCar Star Justin Wilson Claims Surprise Win at Firestone 550

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Count on Texas to deliver big story lines and big action. After a race that resembled more of a drift contest than an IndyCar event, Oakley star Justin Wilson emerged triumphant at the Firestone 550 following a series of abnormally dramatic events and an abundance of crashes on track. Graham Rahal was more than on his way to cruising to victory after Lap 200, when he took the lead. Fast-forward to less than two laps to go in the race and Justin made the final pass to victory after Rahal’s slam into the Turn 4 wall just a few laps before.

  • OAKLEY PARTNERS WITH TOYOTA TO INTRODUCE THE OAKLEY SURF TRUCK

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Radically Customized Tacoma Truck to Chase Swells and Service Oakley Surf Team; Follow #OakleySurfTacoma on Twitter

  • Motor City: IndyCar Star Scott Dixon Triumphs at Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Gustavo Yacaman Claims Indy Lights Win

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    It had only been a week since Scott Dixon witnessed his teammate’s gloriously emotional victory at the Indy 500. And after two second-place finishes this year, Oakley’s IndyCar star was inspired enough to grab his own triumph in top form, taking the victory at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in dramatic fashion after an exhilarating dash to the finish from pole.