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Action shots of Eli Tomac

Tomac closing on Dungey with Daytona victory

Mar 122017

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac repeated his 2016 success at arguably one of the most iconic dates on the AMA Supercross trail – the Daytona International Speedway – by ripping to his fifth victory of the 2017 season and closing the gap to Ryan Dungey at the top of the 450SX standings to just 17 points with seven races to go.

“I don’t’ think it’s a secret that I like Daytona,” #3 said. “To take win number five of 2017 here is a great thing. I felt confident in my riding all day, I came here to win and we did exactly that. My KX450F and my program are where I want them to be and I’m ready for the next round.”

“Getting hurt a few times in a row can make you have those doubts [if you’ll win again],” said Cianciarulo. “It’s hard to come from the bottom and get back to the top. It’s the accumulation of so many people, so many hours of work that have pushed me to get here. It’s hard to describe but it’s an incredible feeling to be back on the podium.”


Cianciarulo is third in the standings, just 3 points behind Savatgy and only 9 away from Zach Osborne in the top spot. Four fixtures of 250SX East and the finale shootout in Las Vegas remain on the calendar.


Supercross makes the long journey north and west to Indianapolis and the Lucas Oil Stadium for round eleven next weekend.