Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac crossed the line eighth last night at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Despite the challenging conditions, the reigning champ scored valuable points in the hotly-contested Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Championship.
Indianapolis Supercross is known for its soft dirt and rutted conditions, and this year was no exception. Tomac had a solid qualifying in fifth and then took a fourth-place finish in his heat race, giving him a less-than-ideal gate pick for the main event. He found himself back in 11th after the first lap but put his head down and fought his way back to seventh in the tricky conditions. Unfortunately, he was shuffled to eighth in the final laps but brought it home to salvage some points and stay within one point of the championship lead.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team heads to Detroit, Michigan, for Round 10 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the SuperMotocross World Championship series at the Ford Field on March 18.
Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 450 Team Manager
“Today was just an off day for us from the start. The track was extremely challenging, and Eli was not comfortable throughout the whole day. We worked hard to help and fell short. We will regroup and rebound just like we have all year.”
Eli Tomac – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing
“It was a tough one today. The track was pretty gnarly, and we just struggled to find our comfort zone all day. We did our best to salvage some points. We’ll put this one behind us and come back next weekend in Detroit.”