Eli Tomac continues to cover the rest of the field in Monster Energy AMA Supercross racing, this past Saturday night at Seattle’s Lumen Field taking the wire-to-wire win in his most dominant performance of the season thus far. Jason Anderson would put up a great effort as well, placing 2nd to Tomac for the Monster Energy 1-2 finish in the 450cc class main event.
Said Tomac from atop the podium: “My main focus was to just put the hammer down. Justin (Barcia) was close the first few laps and I was able to put the hammer down and ride mistake-free. Thanks to Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha. This was a special one for us.”
Tomac’s Seattle victory was his fifth in a row and 44th overall – which ties him for 4th place on the overall supercross premier 450 class victory list with Chad Reed – and is just four wins away (48) from 3rd place Ricky Carmichael on the all-time wins list.
In 250cc class racing’s return to the Western Supercross Series (WSX), point leader Christian Craig overcame a mid-race collision with Michael Mosiman to rally back from 6th to a 2nd place podium finish at Seattle. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda battled tough all night in Seattle as well, coming this close to the podium with a 4th place effort at the finish.