Eli Tomac

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Eli Tomac
NationalityAmerican
Born (1992-11-14) November 14, 1992 (age 26)
Cortez, Colorado
Current teamMonster Energy® Kawasaki
Bike number# 3, 1
Websitehttp://www.elitomac.com

Eli Tomac (born November 14, 1992 in Cortez, Colorado) is an American professional motocross racer competing in the AMA Supercross and Motocross championships.

Tomac began his professional career in 2010. He made his 450cc debut part way into the 2013 Supercross schedule, and moved to the class full-time the following year.

He won his first outdoor 450cc event at the 2014 Spring Creek National in Millville, Minnesota. His first 450cc Supercross win came in 2015 at Phoenix's Chase Field.

Eli has been riding for the Kawasaki factory racing team since the 2016 season.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Tomac is the younger of two sons (his older brother, Greg, serves in the US Air force) of former competitive BMX and mountain bike racer John Tomac and wife Marhy.[1]

250cc Career[edit]

In 2010, Eli Tomac became the second rider in the history of the sport, behind James Stewart, to win his professional 250cc class AMA Pro Motocross debut at the Hangtown season opener. At that time he was riding for Team Geico Honda.

For 2011, Eli had a strong 250cc Supercross season with 2 wins and 6 podium finishes.

For 2012, Eli won the 250cc Supercross championship with seven podium finishes and five first place main event wins.

For 2013, Eli finishes 2 points behind Ken Roczen in the 250cc Supercross championship with five first place main event wins. He won the outdoor 250cc title.[2]

2015 Season[edit]

Despite injuries in 2014 & 2015, Eli finishes 2nd to Ryan Dungey in the 450cc Supercross championship with eleven podium finishes. He started the outdoor motocross season with two overall wins, two overall podiums and five moto wins before being sidelined by an injury.[2]

2017 Season[edit]

Because of poor results, including a mechanical failure, Eli found himself 29 points behind Supercross points leader Ryan Dungey. Tomac went on to win 8 of the first 14 races finding himself tied for the lead with Dungey at the start of round 15. During race 15 Tomac showed the fans he was the dominant force in 2017 Supercross as he started near the back of the pack and went on to pass almost the entire field, taking the lead and the win from Dungey in the final laps. At the next race, with a 3-point lead over Dungey, Tomac took the lead early but crashed when he lost control of his front wheel on the first lap and fell behind. He made another error later in the race while tying to catch the leaders on the tough and technical track. On the last lap it looked like Tomac would lose the points lead to Dungey but be within five points. In the last lap, Marvin Musquin, KTM Team Member, allegedly pulled over and allowed Dungey to take the win and score an additional three points. Tomac was then facing an eight-point deficit with only one race to go.

At round 17 in Las Vegas Eli Tomac was in first place but repeatedly slowed and allowed the slower riders including Ryan Dungey to catch up. Dungey passed Tomac numerous times, and each time Tomac re-passed Dungey. In the end Tomac finished 2nd to Dungey's 4th place leaving Tomac 5 points short in the points race for the season.[3]

Tomac won the 2017 outdoor Motocross title with 470 points over second place Marvin Musquin with 453 points and third place Blake Baggett with 451 points.

AMA Supercross/Motocross results[edit]

[4]

Year Rnd
1
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2
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3
Rnd
4
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5
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6
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7
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8
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9
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10
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11
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12
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13
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14
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15
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16
Rnd
17
Average
Finish
Podium
Percent
Place
2013 SX-W 1 1 1 DNF 3 1 - - - - - - - - 2 6 1 2.00 88% 2nd
2013 MX 2 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 - - - - - 1.50 100% 1st
2015 SX 20 1 3 4 3 5 7 20 2 2 11 1 2 3 2 1 2 4.65 65% 2nd
2017 SX 5 6 8 1 1 15 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 2 3.35 71% 2nd
2017 MX 1 2 7 12 2 1 1 1 2 10 7 5 - - - - - 4.25 58% 1st
2018 MX 1 1 1 1 1 2 15 1 1 2 1 4 2.58 83% 1st
2018 SX 22 DNS 1 1 13 22 1 1 3 2 1 15 1 1 2 2 1 5.56 75% 3rd
2019 SX 3 4 3 4 1 6 12 4.71 43% 4th

Note: Rounds 13-17 are SX only.

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