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Monster athletes compete in the 2017 Supercross stop in East Rutherford, New Jersey

Dramatic scenes in New Jersey as AMA Supercross readies for Vegas finale

May 012017

There is little doubt that 2017 AMA Supercross has really delivered. After a charge that involved a total of nine victories and the reduction of a deficit in the championship from almost thirty points to seize control of the 450SX division, Eli Tomac now needs the intervention of fate to grasp the crown after an incident-packed penultimate meeting at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Wearing the red number plate for the second week in a row the signs were initially positive for the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider and most winningest racer this season. He shot to the front of the sixteenth Main Event from seventeen on the ’17 slate but unfortunately lost control while trying to rail high a corner and tumbled over the front of the bike. #3 was swamped by the pursuing pack and restarted well outside the top ten.

“At this point we’ve got nothing to lose,” said Tomac. “So we’ll go into Vegas looking to get another win. Anything can happen and all we can do is stay positive.”



Tomac Wins If…
If he wins, and Dungey finishes fifth or worse, Tomac wins the championship. There’s a nine-point gap between first and fifth. If Tomac wins and Dungey takes fifth, they tied in points and Tomac wins the first tiebreaker (most wins).

Tomac finishes second…

Dungey would need to finish seventh or better to clinch the title.

Tomac finishes third…

Dungey would need to ninth or better to clinch the title.

Tomac finishes fourth…

Dungey would need to finish 11th or better to clinch the title.

Tomac finishes fifth…

Dungey would need to finish 13th or better to clinch the title.

Tomac finishes sixth…

Dungey would need to finish 14th or better to clinch the title.


I don’t give up and after barely losing last year, I won’t go down without a fight,” Joey said. “This week, we’ll keep our heads down and work hard to come to Las Vegas at our best.” Somewhat appropriately the last gamble of a long Supercross schedule that began in the first week of January will occur on the floor of the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada next weekend.