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Rookie GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda rider Eli Tomac took advantage of a strong start and avoided disaster to land on the podium for the second weekend in row in the Supercross Lites West race Saturday night at the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross event at Oakland Coliseum.
"I was very satisfied to get back on the podium," Tomac said following this third place finish. "Hopefully next weekend it'll all be put it all together and earn my first win.
Tomac's teammates were also able to finish in the top 10 with Kevin Windham seventh in the Supercross main event and Jimmy DeCotis crossing the finish eighth in the Lites West main.
Windham, the lone Team AMSOIL rider in the 450cc class, raced to a seventh place finish during the fourth round of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross series.
"I need to keep pushing myself," Windham said, "but there's a thin line between pushing hard enough to win and pushing so hard that you're going to beat yourself by crashing and not finishing. I've got to figure out that balance."
The next stop on the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross series will be a Feb. 5 return to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., site of the season opener. AMSOIL is the Exclusive Official Oil of Monster Energy Supercross.
Until then, we'll see you at the race,