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The 2012 Dirt Sports Driver of the Year Awards

Posted in Features on May 1, 2013
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The Driver of the Year awards ceremony took place at Oakley’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California. Photos: Jean-Paul Van Swae

Oakley HQ Photo 68808873 The Driver of the Year awards ceremony took place at Oakley’s headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California.

Every year to honor and celebrate our 2012 Dirt Sports Driver of the Year recipients, we put together a very special night that has become both a gathering for champions and the industry alike. Once again, Oakley’s unique headquarters in Foothill Ranch, California served as the backdrop for this year’s ceremony. Winners Brad Lovell, Luke McMillin, Robby Gordon and RJ Anderson were all on hand, along with 250 other people to take part in the festivities. Special guests included Sal Fish, Roger Norman, Dave Cole and Walker Evans to help present the awards along with a host of others. Of course, our special thanks has to go out to sponsors Amsoil, Azunia Tequila, Stronghold Motorsports, Fox Shoxs and Oakley for making the night one to remember.

From left to right Desert Driver of the Year Robby Gordon, Rookie of the Year Luke McMillin, Short-Course Driver of the Year RJ Anderson and Driver of the Year Brad Lovell show off their new Oakley watches. Roger Norman took time out from his busy schedule to update everyone on the latest with SCORE and HDRA. Walker Evans was on hand to present RJ Anderson with the Short-Course Driver of the Year award. Mark McMillin and Randy Anderson exchanging stories. Desert Driver of the Year Robby Gordon with Wilfred Eibach and GrindMedia Senior VP Norb Garrett. Driver of the Year Brad Lovell’s super pimpin’ custom Oakley Time Bomb II watch. HJC Helmet's Kyle Egkan enjoying the festivities. Luke McMIllin was all smiles after being named Dirt Sports' Rookie of the Year. A full house watches the presentation inside Oakley's amphitheatre. Sal Fish comes out of retirement to present Luke with his Rookie of the Year award.

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