CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 2nd, 2012) --SPY® extends a herculean SPY-five to motocross maven Vicki Golden for stomping the field and grabbing gold in Women's Moto X Racing; fan favorite Ken Block for claiming silver in RallyCross; and Chilean rider Javier Villegasfor taking home bronze in Moto X Freestyle during X Games Los Angeles 2012.
Untouchable from the start, Vicki Golden left the women's field inhaling the sweet scent of exhaust and dirt in their craws--finishing 7.16 seconds ahead of Puerto Rican standout Tarah Gieger.
"I got a good start and that was definitely the key," said Golden on earning her second consecutive gold medal in Women's Moto X Racing. "It was so tight around the first corner, and I just kind of rode my race from there."
Ken Block--Gymkhana pioneer and co-designer of his signature line of SPYHelm shades--manhandled his souped-up Ford Fiesta to clutch second place, despite puncturing his tire in the last lap. Along with earning silver, Block--who kept busy blazing past legendary action sports stars turned rally drivers--cemented himself as a legitimate threat on the World RallyCross circuit.
"It was an honor to race with Sebastien Loeb, and to do it on a rim," said Block in a statement to Ford Racing. "We've been waiting to get on the grid and I knew my Fiesta could do it."
Chilean transplant and 2011 FIM Freestyle MX World Champion Javier Villegas also got his X Games groove on, besting Nate Adams and a field of others to snag bronze during his inaugural X Games appearance.
“It was the best run I could put together on this amazing course," said Villegas. "I cleared my head and it was just the ramp, the bike and me. The stadium was empty, and then I landed my last trick and the stadium was full again.”
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