Monster Energy/Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac clinched his second Monster Energy AMA Supercross title a his home race in Denver on Saturday.
The championship was also a major milestone for Yamaha, as it was the brands first premier class title since 2009 when James Stewart captured the championship.
Following the race, Tomac explained that he was pretty calm during the day and that he’s also been dealing with a knee injury.
“To be totally honest, I was pretty calm. Just one, for where I was and the points position that I was in. Two, I knew physically I could get through it. I was more freaked out at Atlanta and in Boston because my knee was jacked. It still is not great. So, I was pretty stressed out right there. I didn’t ride this last week at all. So, today when I woke up it wasn’t crazy stressful, but like I said, those past two I had more worries on my mind.”
Tomac also stated that he is working on a new contract for next year and wants to race in 2023.
“I’m not saying I’m not racing next year. I’m trying to sign my next year right now, actually. That’s in the works. So heck yeah. I want to keep going.”
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