Motor Sports Articles by Date

June 2011

  • Revving Up: Oakley F1 Superstar Fernando Alonso Claims Second at European Grand Prix, Speeds Through Media Headlines

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Fernando Alonso is on a media rampage. Oakley’s Formula 1 Superstar stormed through headlines as he claimed a solid second place finish at the European Grand Prix in Valencia (Spain) – signaling Ferrari’s resurgence and track back to being a major force. Alonso, who qualified fourth, powered up to third at the start and spent the remaining 56 laps battling Red Bull driver Mark Webber for second. The two drivers exchanged positions on three occasions before the Spaniard eventually finished the race 11 seconds behind race-winner Sebastian Vettel.

  • Snatching No.1: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Claims Silverstone Victory, Shoots to World Championship Lead

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Casey Stoner is officially back at No. 1. Just how we like it. Oakley’s star MotoGP Team Rider continued his dominance this year with his fourth season win at Grand Prix of Silverstone, topping rival Jorge Lorenzo after the Spanish Standout crashed out in rainy conditions. The victory catapults Casey to the top of the World Championship Standings. Starting from pole position, Casey executed…big time…grabbing his third straight triumph by 15 seconds over Andrea Dovizioso to lead Lorenzo by a solid 18 points in the rankings.

  • FERNANDO ALONSO JOINS OAKLEY FAMILY: Two-Time Formula One World Drivers’ Champ Respects Oakley Innovation

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew de Lara

    Two-Time Formula One World Drivers’ Champ Respects Oakley Innovation FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., June 21st, 2011 – Oakley, Inc. today announced that Fernando Alonso has joined the Oakley family of pro racers. A two-time world champion, the Formula One racing driver will serve as an ambassador for Oakley in Europe and around the world.

  • Learning to Ride Dirty: Celebrity Crash Course on Motocross at Lake Perris, CA

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Oakley’s roots are in motocross. And our celebrity friends learned this fact…the hard way…last month as the Big O’s rockin’ ‘Learn to Ride’ program took a few on a crash course on dirt bikes. The program – which teaches celebrities a thing or two about an action sport – brought some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars out to meet O Motocross Stars like top Supercross/AMA Motocross Championship rider Davi Millsaps in the Southern California desert (Lake Perris). But make no mistake, this wasn’t just any meet and greet. The stars got down and dirty – gearing up in Oakley Motocross gear, mounting dirt bikes and trying their luck at the intense sport.

  • DVR: Oakley Motocross Commercials to Hit NBC Sunday, June 12

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Set your DVR now. Oakley’s Motocross Stars are set to hit NBC this weekend: Both on the track at the 2011 AMA Motocross Championship stop at High Point (Morgantown, Pennsylvania) and during commercial breaks. 2011 Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto and defending AMA Motocross Champion Ryan Dungey are scheduled to rock TV screens all across the nation as their killer Oakley commercials air on the prominent network.

  • #oakleyROCKStar Dungey Outdoors Mania Fires Up With a Killer RD Prize Pack

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    Posted about 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    You love Motocross. You love Oakley and Rockstar. And you love Ryan Dungey. Well you’re it’s your lucky day. #oakleyROCKStar Dungey Mania is firing up right now in the world of social media. And all it takes is showing your stoke on the defending AMA Motocross Champ (on Twitter), Oakley and Rockstar to have the chance to win a sick prize pack that includes the Ryan Dungey Signature Series Crowbar® MX Goggles, a case of Rockstar Energy – Recovery and a signed Fox MX helmet from Ryan himself. All to get more pumped on the Outdoors season!

  • Dominating Le Mans: MotoGP Star Casey Stoner Victorious in France, Valentino Rossi Grabs Third

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    Posted over 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Casey Stoner is officially back on the map. Oakley’s Aussie MotoGP star tallied his second win of the season at the Grand Prix de France on May 15. Starting at the pole position, Casey pulled away to lead the field by more than 14 seconds to victory – shooting him to a solid No. 2 spot in the Championship standings. Fellow Oakley Rider Valentino Rossi grabbed the third podium spot at 14.564 seconds behind the leader.