News 9 Jan 2020

Title contender Tomac hopeful of regrouping in St. Louis

Number three looking at podium return this Saturday night.

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450SX title contender Eli Tomac is looking to regroup at St. Louis this Saturday night for round two of Monster Energy Supercross.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider endured a challenging campaign at Anaheim’s season-opener, the number three understood to have battled arm-pump on his way to seventh on the results sheets.

“Man, the first race of the season is always an interesting one,” Tomac reflected. “The whole day is just chaotic – I started feeling a bit of a flow by the end of the last qualifying session today.

“But in both the heat race and main event tonight I got decent starts but got shuffled back in the first turn and the way the track broke down tonight it became very one-lined and difficult to make passes. The competition this year is deeper than ever, so we will regroup this week and come out swinging in St. Louis [this] weekend.”

Tomac’s teammate and 450SX rookie Adam Cianciarulo put on a glowing performance at A1 while making his debut, leading portions of the main event before finishing runner-up.