Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha’s Eli Tomac has torn through the Monster Energy AMA Supercross record books the last few weeks. Okay, torn is probably not the best word, but he’s been doing damage the last few weeks.
- With his win in Arlington (round 8) he captured his 40th career win, becoming 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.
- A week later in Daytona, he captured his sixth win at the iconic race, passing Ricky Carmichael on the all-time wins list at Daytona. He also joined Ryan Villopoto on the all-time wins list with is 41st career win.
Well, with another come-from-behind win Saturday in Detroit, Tomac moved past Ryan Villopoto for fifth on the all-time wins list. He trails Chad Reed by just two!
With Jason Anderson crashing out in Detroit, Tomac now holds a healthy 42 point lead in the championship with seven rounds remaining.
“It was a wild night of racing overall and a great result for us,” he said in a team press release. “I had a good start down the first straight away but then got bumped in turn one and was shuffled back. From there I had to go to work. I had a good line on the right side of the whoops, which is where I was making the majority of my passes. I just felt good, and the motorcycle was great for how technical the track was. Once I got to the lead, I just kept pushing. After the halfway point, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing – some of the best guys were down on the track, and it was a bummer to see. At that point, I just kept doing my thing and kept my focus, and that was it. It was a good night for the championship and another race win; we’ll keep pushing.”
All-Time Supercross Win List (Through 10 Rounds of 2022 Season)
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