Seattle SX: “It was a perfect main event” – Tomac
Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) picked up another main event victory in Seattle, for round 12 of the championship series.
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac earned his fifth straight win in dominant fashion, leading from start to finish last night at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.
The Colorado rider enters the short break with a healthy 54-point lead in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Championship with five rounds remaining.
Tomac topped the timesheets early but eventually qualified third and took second in his qualifying race. In the main event, the series points leader got off to a flying start to grab the holeshot.
He then put in a few quick laps to create a comfortable gap in front and eventually took the checkered flag with a margin of 8.6 seconds. In addition to increasing his points lead, Tomac’s seventh win of the season tied him for fourth on the all-time winning list with 44 premier class wins.
“It was a perfect main event and another great weekend in Seattle. I made the holeshot and threw a big sprint early in the race. The track was really good for the first half and then really tough in the second half of the race.
“Once Justin (Barcia) made the mistake I had a pretty nice lead so I was just able to hold it and try to get across the track. It was just another amazing weekend for us and the team. We have a good momentum and we like what is going on!”