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Minneapolis falls to Tomac as Kawasaki ace hits third Supercross win

Feb 192017

The U.S. Bank Stadium was the scene for another Monster Energy AMA Supercross Kawasaki ‘double’ as Eli Tomac and Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy both jumped under the finish line flaming candles at round seven of seventeen last Saturday. Over 50,000 spectators entered the U.S. Bank Stadium and watched the 450SX riders negotiate one of the most difficult tracks of the season shortly after the 250SX East Region had launched with Savatgy’s first 25 pointer of the campaign.

Tomac’s ‘up-and-down’ 2017 term continued. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider had won Main Events in Phoenix and Oakland before crashing in Texas the week prior to arriving in Minneapolis and what was very much local turf for reigning champion and standings leader Ryan Dungey: the KTM rider only missing the podium once so far this season.

“The night could not have gone better,” said #3. “I qualified on pole again and earned two great starts in my heat and the main. I got into a grove and made my way to the front. Once I got there I just rode my own race, it was all about being smooth and consistent. Great win and valuable points, bring on Atlanta!”said #3. “

 

16 points splits Dungey – who has won only once this year – and Musquin with Tomac just 24 adrift and over half of the season remaining.

“We have had some time away from racing but all things considered we felt pretty good today,” said Savatgy. “I felt like we struggled a bit but we earned the win and I am focused on the championship this year. We gained a lot of momentum and now we just have to keep it rolling next weekend.”

 

250SX East continues with rounds in Atlanta, Toronto, Daytona, Indianapolis, Detroit, St Louis and New Jersey before the Shootout at Las Vegas. Supercross does not slow and moves to Atlanta’s immense Georgia Dome next weekend. 

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