Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450 rider Eli Tomac has clinched his first Supercross Championship at the final race of the 2020 season in Salt Lake City. Despite winning the most 450 main events in both 2017 and 2018, the title had eluded four-time runner-up Tomac.
For years Tomac has been regarded as the fastest and fittest racer on the track and now in 2020 he puts it all together to earn the most coveted crown in supercross/motocross racing. Having maintained a comfortable points in the remaining rounds, Tomac only needed a 19th at the final round in Salt Lake City, Utah to take the #1 plate. He did far better than that, taking a fifth-place finish and 25-point lead to earn his first 450 title.
“The motivation to get this title, it’s been so nagging since 2017,” Tomac said in the post-race press conference. “It’s been right there. Maybe not right there every time, but 2017, that one was so close. Literally, my dream was (to win) a 450 supercross championship. That’s what you chase, it’s why you get up in the morning. I still totally love riding my dirt bike, I love being competitive. Today, it was heavy but it wasn’t terrible. The way I’ve felt all year, I felt steady Eddie and totally solid. I wasn’t freaked out on the starting line."
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