News 28 Jan 2020

Red flags add to 'already crazy' Triple Crown format for Tomac

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider uses consistency for runner-up result.

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Multiple stoppages in the weekend’s Glendale round of Monster Energy Supercross made for added challenges in the Triple Crown format, Eli Tomac stated following five main event race starts in 450SX.

There were early red flags flown in finals two and three on Saturday night, making for two complete restarts and adding to the ‘already crazy’ format of three finals.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tomac was able to claim second overall via 2-2-3 results, managing to overcome difficult starts throughout the night on his way to collecting 23 points toward his title bid.

“These Triple Crown races are already crazy and then to add the two red flags, there was just a lot going on,” Tomac commented. “We technically had five starts tonight and I didn’t exactly help myself on those, but I was able to make my way to the front and remain consistent with my finishes.

“Consistency really was the key tonight and the team worked their tails off to help me finish up on the podium. We still have some work to do but overall, we had a successful night and I’m glad we’re close in the point standings.”

Four rounds into the 2020 season and following his back-to-back podium finishes, Tomac is second in the championship standings, now eight points behind red plate-holder Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC).