Eli Tomac Breaks Ricky Carmichael’s Record with Win at Daytona

Eli Tomac is quietly etching his name in the record books of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. With his win in Arlington, Tomac, who moved to the 450 Class full-time in 2014, became only the sixth rider in history to amass 40 wins in his premier class career. He joined Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto on the list.

Well, Tomac further extended his legacy on Saturday night at Daytona. With his come-from-behind performance, Tomac captured his sixth win at the iconic race, passing Ricky Carmichael on the all-time wins list at Daytona.

The win was also Tomac’s 41st in his career, tying him fifth on the all-time wins list with Ryan Villopoto. He is now only three back of Chad Reed for fourth all-time. Crazy to think, but if Eli continues his pace through next year, he could catch James Stewart for second all-time.

“It’s unreal. I think back on it. I just think of this place and it’s one of those places where it’s either good for you or it’s not,” Tomac said after his win at Daytona. “It’s just been really good for me. Today though, I had a lot of doubt in my mind. To be honest, I was not feeling great in practice. I was dinking with clickers and going back and forth on stuff. I felt like I had my work cut out for me. But once the lights came on, I don’t know, it was like everything started working again. Six is crazy.”

All-Time Supercross Win List (Through 9 Rounds of 2022 Season)

RankRiderAll-Time WinsChampionships
1Jeremy McGrath727
2James Stewart502
3Ricky Carmichael485
4Chad Reed442
5Ryan Villopoto414
5*Eli Tomac411
7Ryan Dungey344
8Ricky Johnson282
9Bob Hannah273
10Jeff Ward202
10*Ken Roczen20
12Damon Bradshaw19
12*Cooper Webb192
14Kevin Windham18
15Jeff Stanton173
15Mark Barnett171
17Jean-Michel Bayle161
18Ezra Lusk12
19David Bailey111
19Mike Bell111
21Mike LaRocco10
21Broc Glover10
21*Jason Anderson 101
24*Marvin Musquin9
25Ron Lechien8
25Jimmy Ellis81
27David Vuillemin7
27Jeff Emig71
27Johnny O’Mara71
30Trey Canard5
30Davi Millsaps5
30Mike Kiedrowski5
30Kent Howerton5
30*Justin Barcia5
35Doug Henry4
35Donnie Hansen41
35Darrell Shultz4
35Jimmy Weinert41
39Larry Ward3
39Marty Smith3
41Marty Tripes2
41Tony DiStefano2
43Cole Seely1
43Josh Grant1
43Josh Hill1
43Nathan Ramsey1
43John Dowd1
43Sebastien Tortelli1
43Damon Huffman1
43Greg Albertyn1
43Mike Craig1
43Doug Dubach1
43Jeff Matiasevich1
43Rick Ryan1
43Rex Staten1
43Chuck Sun1
43Steve Wise1
43Gaylon Mosier1
43Jaroslav Falta1
43Jim Pomeroy1
43Pierre Karsmakers11
43Andrew Short1
43*Justin Brayton1
43Blake Baggett1
43Zach Osborne1
43*Chase Sexton1

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