Team AMSOIL rider Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., captured his first career Monster Energy Supercross victory in the Western Regional Supercross Lites class in a rainy San Diego over the weekend.
As the gates dropped on the Supercross Lites class main event, Tomac grabbed the holeshot and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire with a convincing win.
“The first five laps I just put my head down and pulled away. It was kind of crazy,” said Tomac, who won by more than 10 seconds. “The track was really tricky and slippery. I got a little nervous out (front), but overall it was really good. I’ve learned a lot this season and I’ve gotten a lot better in recent weeks.”
The win moved Tomac closer to the overall points lead as he now sits third overall. Tomac will have to wait a few weeks before racing again as the series heads to Atlanta for round two of the East Coast Lites championship this Saturday.
Until then, we'll see you at the races.