Motor Sports Articles by Date

July 2012

  • California Blazing: Casey Stoner Claims MotoGP US Grand Prix Victory at Laguna Seca

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Casey Stoner has fond recent memories of Laguna Seca Raceway. And he just added another to the pot. At the site where he was crowned the 2011 MotoGP World Champion, Oakley’s Australian Star claimed his fourth victory on the season and his second consecutive – topping Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa for glory in the Golden State. The two-time champ finished 32 laps in 43 minutes, 45.961 seconds from Pole – passing Lorenzo on the inside at Turn 1 on Lap 21. He was also the only elite rider in the race to choose softer tires – resulting in a careful effort to conserve them throughout the race.

  • Deuce! Rising IndyCar Racer Gustavo Yacaman Claims Indy Lights Toronto Triumph

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Gustavo Yacaman could be getting used to victory lane. Oakley’s rising IndyCar driver lead for 38 laps en route to an impressive Indy Lights victory at Toronto – effectively tallying his second-ever series triumph. He blazed his way to a glorious first win at Detroit earlier in the season.

  • RedBud: Motocross Star Ryan Dungey Owns Favorite Track For Fourth Straight Victory

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Dungey loves RedBud MX. Oakley’s Minnesota-raised Motocross Star threw down, big time, at his favorite track in the AMA Motocross series, sweeping the 450 class motos for his fourth straight victory on the season. The triumph pushed his lead in the Championship standings to a massive 72 points ahead of Mike Alessi. “Having James (“Bubba” Stewart) back this week was good to add another challenge, and it’s good for the sport,” said Ryan, rocking his Signature Series Oakley MX Goggles. “We made some more changes to the bike coming into (today) and I think we’ve made even more progress. My starts were good and I knew getting out front would make life easier, having a whole track to work with. It’s (too) early to think points, but you’ve got to be smart. With James back, you knew he’d be there, so I didn’t want to downplay him. I just wanted to get a good start and see how things played out.”

  • Daytona: NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Snatches Brilliant Victory at Sprint Cup’s Coke Zero 400

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Maybe it wasn’t the elusive Daytona 500 victory that Tony Stewart has been longing for. But it was brilliant, nonetheless. Executing a dramatic last-lap move to pass Matt Kenseth after starting way back in the 42nd position, Oakley’s NASCAR star powered his way to his 18th overall triumph at the Mecca of stock-car racing. “I’ll trade all of them for a win at the Daytona 500,” Tony said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, base layer, racing boots and racing gloves. “We just haven’t got the right one yet.” Nevertheless, he shined in the Coke Zero 400, securing his fourth Sprint Cup victory in Daytona and his 47th overall Sprint Cup win. He also moves up to 14th in all-time NASCAR triumphs, passing Buck Baker.

  • Rally Legend: WRC Superstar Sebastien Loeb Graces X Games, Easily Claims RallyCross Victory

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Most X Games fans in the United States more than likely weren’t familiar with Sebastien Loeb. Little did they know – especially due to a lack of publicity by the Games – that a Global World Rally Car Championship (WRC) Superstar and Legend was in their midst. Oakley’s eight-time WRC Champion, famous worldwide as an absolute Rally Car Icon in the actual global circuit, made his first-ever appearance in the United States. And as expected, he absolutely punished the field of X Games drivers – lined with crossover riders – displaying the skills of a true international Rally champion. In other words, he was simply next level on his way to an easy Gold.

  • Holeshot: Mike Brown Seals X Games Moto X Enduro X Gold After Grueling Race

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    There’s only one way to describe the Moto X Enduro X event at X Games: Absolutely gnarly. But despite the grueling, punishing nature of the race, Oakley’s Mike Brown topped the strong field of riders to emerge victorious with the Gold. After grabbing the Holeshot with authority, he gapped the competition and powered his way to the win unchallenged. “To come back from to the silver to the gold is great,” he said, rocking his Oakley MX Goggles. “That was my goal this year. All day long I was riding good and I had good times, and I knew if I got a good start I help me win the gold.”

  • Double Backflip: Freestyle Motorcross Ripper Cam Sinclair Snatches X Games Best Trick Bronze

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The ever-impressive double backflip was enough to land Cam Sinclair the Gold a couple years ago. But with the sport’s progression getting even gnarlier, Oakley’s Australian FMX star settled for a solid X Games Moto X Best Trick Bronze in Los Angeles this week. His 89.33 run fell just short behind a surging Taka Higashino (Silver) and an unstoppable Jackson Strong.

  • Tarah Gieger Wins Second Consecutive X Games Moto X Racing Silver Medal

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    2011 saw the inaugural running of the Women’s Moto X Gace in the Summer X Games. The top three finishers: Vicki Golden, Tarah Gieger, Livia Lancelot, in that order. This year’s top three finishers? Vicki Golden, Tarah Gieger, Livia Lancelot, in that order. The trio repeated their performances from a year prior as Oakley’s Gieger secured her second consecutive X Games Moto X Racing silver medal.

  • Silver: FMX Star Levi Sherwood Throws Down For Moto X Freestyle 2nd

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The highflying Kiwi (New Zealand native) may not have claimed Gold. But make no mistake: Levi Sherwood threw down, big time, to take his second-straight Moto X Freestyle Silver at X Games on Thursday night. The young star shelled out a massive second run characterized by mental extensions – throwing a kiss of death backflip, a can can backflip and an extended kiss of death backflip to challenge for the Gold two years after claiming Silver behind Travis Pastrana (2009) as a rookie. But it just wasn’t enough to trump the magical evening of Taka Higashino – who executed the never before seen ‘Rock Solid Backflip’ for his first-ever Gold in six long years of attempts.