Motor Sports Articles by Date

September 2012

  • Dany Torres Wins Fourth Consecutive Freestyle.ch

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Dany Torres has Freestyle.ch FMX on lock. Heading into the 2012 event in Zurich, he was the reigning three-time winner, and therefore wearing a bull-sized target on his back. Despite any added pressure or stakes, Torres did just as he’s done for years, flying higher and pulling smoother tricks than anyone else in the event. Flintstone flip, turn down, dead body indy flip and an execution flip. All pulled beautifully. Dany Torres: four-time champ.

  • Ed Carpenter Owns IndyCar Finale in Fontana, Oakley Drivers Close Solid Season

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ed Carpenter Racing is officially on the map. The newly formed team, created by Oakley IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter, just broke through into victory lane with a resounding triumph from their owner at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. “This feels great for a brand new team that just started in November,” Carpenter said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing firesuit, racing gloves and racing boots. “I feel this team stuck together through the ups and downs of the first year and this win is a tribute to their hard work.” The work definitely paid off. Edging fellow Oakley star Dario Franchitti after leading for a race-high 62 laps, Ed eventually pulled away after turn two in the final lap to claim his second career victory.

  • Next Gen: Motocross Young Gun Jeffrey Herlings Claims MX2 World Championship Title in Faenza

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Jeffrey Herlings is fast. Almost too fast. Oakley’s Dutch Young Gun, continuing his utter dominance of the MX2 class all year long, was finally crowned with the World Title by comfortably owning both motos at the GP of Europe at Faenza (Italy). The 17-year-old ripper, first taking the win in the qualifiers with ease, didn’t let up in any way all day long – charging through both Holeshots with reckless abandon to an emphatic overall victory. The result was his ninth GP triumph on the season…with just as much style as ever. “I had many ups and downs during the whole season, but I managed to find the way to get through everything and win the title,” Jeff said, rocking his Oakley Crowbar MX Goggles. "I am really happy to have had my team behind me because they have been really supportive all the time.”

  • The Chase! NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Claims Richmond Glory, Shoots Into Sprint Cup Championship Contention With Fellow Oakley Drivers

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Clint Bowyer may be known as a likeable, down home driver. And, he is, for the most part, underestimated. But make no mistake: Oakley’s NASCAR Star isn’t shooting for second. In what was a stunning victory for his team and the series overall, Clint triumphed at the Auto Parts 400 in Richmond to send him screaming into the Chase with a real shot at the coveted Sprint Cup. During his first season with the developing Michael Waltrip Racing Team – after departing from his former team, Richard Childress Racing (one of the top tier squads) – the former Motocross rider is raising eyebrows with his position just six points out of first place. “Unbelievable,” Clint said, rocking his Oakley eyewear, racing fire suit, racing gloves, racing boots and racing base layer. “To be able to win again, everything’s new.”

  • Mental Speed: Motocross World GP Star Jeff Herlings Laps the Field at Lierop to Utterly Own the MX 2 Class

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    Posted almost 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Jeffrey Herlings is merely 17 years old…and already making history. Oakley’s Dutch Motocross phenom lapped most of the field before a massive collection of crazed home fans at Lierop Grand Prix this past weekend. The youngster, charging into the event with a commanding MX 2 class championship standings lead over Tommy Searle, smoked KTM teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek in Moto 1 to claim victory at an insane 2:07 minutes ahead. In general, he flat out embarrassed riders all day long. And he fully intended to. “I came out today with a pole position and made two hole shots,” Jeff said, rocking his Oakley MX goggles and Dispatch 2 eyewear. “The first moto was unbelievable. I just cruised my way to the finish, and lapped up until second, only my teammate Jeremy stayed in the same lap so it was an awesome race. And in the second moto, I took the hole shot again and lapped up to fourth and I got the full 50 points. I’ve extended my points lead on Tommy so I really happy with that one.”