News 25 Apr 2022

Tomac ‘ended up just kind of playing it safe’ in Foxborough

450SX red plate-holder has 43 point advantage entering Denver.

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Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Eli Tomac will have to wait at least until this Saturday to wrap up the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross 450SX title, ‘kind of playing in safe’ on route to finishing seventh in Foxborough’s main event.

The number three delivered a commanding five-win streak throughout the mid part of the season, before Jason Anderson rebounded and won the last two races to reduce Tomac’s advantage.

Tomac entered round 15 with a 53 point red plate lead, but Anderson’s victory in Gillette Stadium ultimately kept the title fight alive for another week.

“It was a tough main event,” Tomac explained. “I was up front early but stalled the bike and then I got shuffled back a little bit and ended up just kind of playing it safe.

“It was a tough track, one of the tougher ones that we’ve had to where the jumps and the bottom of the transitions were just really tough to ride, period. It was a track I didn’t want to take a whole lot of risk on. We’re still in a really good spot for points, and we’ll go clinch it next week in Denver.”

Tomac approaches the final two rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season with a 43 point lead. If he leaves Denver with at least a 26 point advantage, he will secure his second 450SX title.