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Monster athletes compete at the 2017 Supercross in Glendale, California

Tomac fires back to Glendale success to silence doubters

Jan 302017

The first three rounds of AMA Supercross had been largely forgettable in terms of speed, form and results for Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac – it was a period the former 250 champion described as “embarrassing” – but the mystery and doubt around #3 evaporated last Saturday night as he blitzed to victory inside the University of Phoenix Stadium to comprehensively own round four of the series.

“We came into this weekend feeling really positive,” said Tomac. “We changed a lot in the week leading up to the weekend, both on the bike and myself. I wasn’t impressed with the results I was getting, so we needed a change and it worked. After tonight’s performance, I truly feel like I’m back to my normal self.”


“I pushed hard and around the halfway mark I knew I was inching up on the leader, I was hitting my marks and riding well,” he said. “I dropped it down to about four seconds and then the leader tangled with a couple lappers and I reeled up on him and I thought, this is it, I’m going to do it! Even after the race I was talking with my family and still couldn’t believe I did that.”