Motor Sports Articles by Date

January 2012

  • History in the Making: Heath Frisby Lands First Frontflip on a Snowmobile

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    Aspen had been abuzz all week with rumors that Heath Frisby was planning to launch a frontflip during the Snowmobile Best Trick contest, but when Justin Hoyer crashed on his first run during a double backflip attempt suffering injuries to his right arm and leg, spectators wondered if Heath would go through with his plans.

  • The Great American Race Kicks-Off the 2012 NASCAR Season

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Elishia Matta

    The Daytona 500 dates back to 1959 with a race that was too close to determine a definite winner. 54 years later Daytona International Speedway still hosts NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race. Annually delivering a tantalizing spectacle of NASCAR racing at it’s best to a sold-out crowd of close to 200,000 roaring fans.

  • Monte Carlo: Oakley Rally Superstar Sebastien Loeb Claims Monte-Carlo WRC Victory

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Tally six Monte-Carlo wins for Sebastien Loeb. Oakley’s superstar rally car speed demon displayed their affection for the world-famous race, claiming yet another triumph to kick off the 2012 World Rally Championship season in signature style. It was a clean sweep, with Sebastien and teammate Daniel Elena racking up bonus points by dusting the field in the Power Stage.

  • Break Out! O’s Ryan Dungey Claims Supercross Phoenix, Tallies KTM First-Ever Victory

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Dungey made major noise with bold moves in the off-season. Opting for a switch to KTM in efforts to reclaim his glory from 2010 Supercross and AMA Motocross Titles, Oakley’s Star Rider displayed his intentions for change. And if there were ever any doubts about his move, most were put to rest this past Saturday as he claimed a resounding Phoenix victory to hand KTM their first-ever Supercross triumph…ever. A raucous 49,236 fans watched Ryan dominate the Main Event, wire-to-wire after a grabbing the Holeshot. Although fellow Oakley riders Davi Millsaps and Ryan Villopoto were hot on his tail, the Minnesota speed demon pulled away to cruise to victory.

  • Live Chat: Oakley Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Amps Up For Winter X Games at 6 p.m. Pacific – Tuesday

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Levi LaVallee smashed his way into history on New Year’s Eve. Just after midnight on the East Coast, Oakley’s star Freestyle Snowmobiler rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN) over a Marina Park in San Diego, Calif. All just about a year after a horrific accident left him with broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump. His 2011 try was a glorious triumph. And now, riding immense momentum, he’s gearing up for his return to Winter X Games. Chat live with him tonight (Jan. 10) at 6 p.m. Pacific below!

  • Domination: Oakley Motocross Kicks Off 2012 Supercross Season With Resounding Victories in All Classes, Villopoto Out of the Gates on Fire

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Ryan Villopoto picked up right where he left off…on fire. Oakley’s defending Supercross Champion (and AMA Motocross Champ) dominated the 2012 Supercross opener at Angel’s Stadium of Anaheim on Saturday, pulling away from the pack after grabbing the Holeshot to cruise onto a smooth victory in front of Chad Reed and fellow Oakley star Ryan Dungey. The impressive triumph topped off a brilliant evening that saw Oakley-backed Troy Lee Racing claim its own win in the Lite’s Main Event after Cole Seely raged back from behind to claim glory.

  • Rally Dakar: Oakley Spain’s Joan “Nani” Roma Claims Third Stage from San Rafael to San Juan, Argentina

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The Rally Dakar Series is flat out grueling. But Oakley’s Joan “Nani” Roma of Spain (Mini) unleashed his inner beast on the Third Stage, from San Rafael to San Juan (Argentina) this past week, claiming the series stop by finishing 1:09 in front of current car category leader Krzystof Holowczyc (Mini).

  • Supercross Is Here: Oakley’s Motocross Superstars Poised to Battle For Glory in 2012, Heritage Charges On

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    2011 was nothing short of absolutely epic in Supercross. In one of the closest, most hotly contested, sheer battles in the sport’s illustrious history, the field’s most prominent riders throttled into stadium after stadium, head-to-head in the standings…fighting for every advantage until the explosive finale in Las Vegas. And of course, Oakley emerged as the Champion yet again – continuing its deep roots and heritage in motocross. Taking out 2010 rookie Champion and fellow Oakley Star Ryan Dungey (RD), Ryan Villopoto (RV) rocketed to the Title, closing out a three-way dogfight going into Vegas with RD and Chad Reed. And with that, a season filled with drama, intrigue and insane story lines came to a close. 2012 will be no less tantalizing.

  • NO LIMITS: O Freestyle Snowmobile Star Levi LaVallee Breaks Water Gap World Record, Soars 412 Feet Over Marina Park On New Years

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    Posted over 2 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    A run in with the Grim Reaper after a horrifically violent test crash would discourage most freestyle snowmobile riders. But not Levi LaVallee. Despite broken ribs, a cracked pelvis, a collaped lung and a punctured second lung after slamming into the ground while training for his 2010 “Red Bull: New Year. No Limits.” jump – a flight of more than 300 feet over a Marina Park in San Diego – he bounced back with a vengeance this New Year’s Eve. Just after midnight on the East Coast, Levi rocketed over 300 feet of water – safely landing and effectively shattering his own world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile, clearing 412 feet, 6 inches before a national audience (ESPN).