Tomac on a huge win in Seattle
When it really mattered, Eli Tomac found the speed to get the win. After two weeks of relative struggle and a stiff neck, Tomac was on the back foot slightly with Cooper Webb eeking out a three point lead, if he won again in Seattle with Tomac second, it goes to six points and a chink of daylight for Webb, that’s why Webb gave everything to close Tomac down, but ultimately Tomac made it happen and took the pressure without making a mistake.
It was essentially a six point swing at stake and Tomac now has some momentum back along with the red plate – even if he shares it with Webb. It’s all on for the last six rounds of the series with two, two-time supercross champions testing their mettle against each other, one on on, for a third supercross crown.
Get Eli’s thoughts from the press conference here:
Tomac on when he found his flow in the mian
Well it was honestly, when I got out of the mess at the beginning of the race, we were all riding as a train there, and I think me and Ken passed each other three times. Or maybe twice. So, that was the beginning of the race, I was just stuck, me and Kenny were stuck like glue at times. What really started working for me was the left side of the whoops and the skim. That’s where I made up the majority of my time and made some passes there, too. As usual, it was tricky but it raced well.
On losing points to Webb the two weekend prior
Losing points two weeks in a row, it’s not fun. Either way though, we were so close anyway. It’s good to not lose for a third week in a row, it was a good bounce back for us. The most important thing is that I stayed within a position in points, the difference between a first and second. So I wasn’t that worried, but yeah, it gets you like “Man, I just lost points two weeks in a row?” So that gives you motivation. But most importantly, you have to try to stay within one position. Right now we’re tied up, clean slate. You gotta do what you gotta do.
On being tied in points with Webb
It’s just cool that we’re tied right now. That’s cool for everyone to see. Yeah, I don’t want to talk about the end [winning a third title], but I think it’s cool right now for everyone to see us this close.
Podcast: Jonathan McCready and Andy McKinstry look back a fantastic AMA supercross season so far with just six rounds to go and Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb tied on point: