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Action shots of MX Championship at Salt Lake City

Hill takes 250SX West title as Tomac pushes ahead

Apr 242017

Salt Lake City and round fifteen of seventeen in 2017 AMA Supercross series proved to be one of the milestones of the campaign. In front of more than 43,000 fans at the Ricce-Eccles Stadium Justin Hill made a dramatic last corner pass on Martin Davalos to finish third in the 250SX West Main Event, reach 180 championship points and celebrate his first professional title and the twentieth for the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team; the most prolific crew in the sport. On the same evening, Eli Tomac produced another highlight of a sterling season to cut through the top ten of the 450SX division and win for the ninth time. The Monster Energy Kawasaki star’s spoils allowing a three-point advantage at the top of the standings over Ryan Dungey with just two races to go.

“We’ve worked so hard for this and I know I’ve encountered bumps along the way, which makes this championships so much sweeter,” Hill said. “To get to this place it takes so many people that are behind the scenes, from the team to family to friends that are all pushing me to be at my best. This wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of them.”


"I was stuck in a tough position [off the start] and I had to make it happen. It was all I could do," #3 said. "We were feeling awesome all day and really had a few good spots on the track where I was able to make a lot of passes. I felt great the whole time. This was pretty cool to come back and do that."