Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac earned another commanding win in Daytona Beach, Florida with a 17.6 second margin of victory over the competition in the AMA Supercross race at the weekend – his fifth win of the year as he clsoed the points gap on Ryan Dungey at the top of the table. As the gate fell for the Main Event, Tomac once again was first to Turn 1 with another holeshot but Honda’s 450 rookie Jeremy Martin sneaked past. Tomac immediately settled in to second, pressuring the leader throughout the opening laps and at the halfway mark made the pass for the lead and never looked back.
Tomac was first to the chequered flag earning his fifth victory of the year with another dominant performance on what has become known as the most demanding Monster Energy Supercross race of the year.
“I don’t’ think it’s a secret that I like Daytona,” said Tomac. “To take win number five of 2017 here is a great thing. I felt confident in my riding all day, I came here to win and we did exactly that. My KX450F and my program are where I want them to be and I’m ready for the next round.”