Talking with Eli Tomac the eve of the season-ending 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series last May at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vega, Nevada.
“Eli, the 2018 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations set for RedBud in October. If invited to be a member of Team USA, will you answer the bell?”
“Oh yeah.,” declaratively answered the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship MX450 champion. “That’s a really tough subject from last year, but the way everything falls this year, yeah, I’ll be gunning for that race, for sure.”
At age 25 Eli Tomac is, arguably, the best overall supercross and motocross racer on Planet Earth. A millionaire with one of the elite rides in all of international racing, life is good for the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider from Cortez, Colorado. Still, with the money, fame and adulation comes pressure and expectations, not to mention radical ups-and-downs in a form of racing where a rider is only as good as the last big thing they accomplished. A two-time veteran of the Motocross of Nations (2013 at Teutschenthal, Germany and 2014 at Kegums, Latvia) Tomac will serve as Captain America come this approaching weekend at RedBud and the 2018 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations. Amped up to the hilt and in fantastic spirits, Tomac talked with us today about a race that means a hell of a lot to him and a race he desperately wants to win.