|After winning three out of the last four races, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac came into Round 8 of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship looking to continue his winning ways, while teammate Josh Grant was looking to climb back up in the series points. |
Tomac and his KX™450F once again kicked off the event with an impressive pole position qualifying effort, then transferred to the Main Event with a second place in 450SX Class Semi Race. Teammate Josh Grant also began the night fast, transferring to the Main with a second place in Heat Race 2.
When the gate dropped on the 450SX Class Main Event, Tomac and Grant rounded Lap 1 in ninth and 11th respectively. Tomac made quick work of the competition and after seven minutes had placed himself inside the top-5. With five minutes remaining, he powered his way into second place and began chipping away at the eight-second gap to the leader. Tomac rode at a blistering pace and closed the gap to one second, finishing in second place. Grant rode consistently all night to finish ninth.