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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac has secured his fourth straight 450SX Class Main Event win and seventh for the season at Detroit.

After winning three in a row for the first time in his 450 career, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac was a favourite leading into Round 12 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross.

When the gate dropped on the 450SX Class Main Event, Tomac came barreling around Turn 1 in second, behind Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin. Tomac wasted no time getting around Musquin on Lap 4 and quickly began sprinting away, setting the fastest lap of the race.

The No. 3 KX450F powered away from the competition in the “Motor City” and rode on to his fourth straight win with an eight second margin of victory.

“Tonight was an amazing accomplishment,” said Tomac. “I had a great start from an outside gate and made the move early for the lead. From there it was all about throttle control on a very slick and hard pack track. I’m looking forward to keeping the ball rolling.”

Championship points leader, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey claimed another third place finish behind team mate Marvin Musquin in second.

“I think the hardest thing is where we were at in the first lap of the race in the last few races,” said Dungey. “Eli gets out front and takes off and I have nothing for him but I put in a hard charge for 3rd and that was good. We just have to put ourselves in a better position and work through it together. We have five races left, but we need to turn it up.”

The defending champ now only holds a seven point advantage over Tomac with five rounds to go in the series.

Yamaha’s Chad Reed started the round strong after qualifying third. However, at the start of the main event Reed crashed coming into turn one and would finish at the back of the pack.

Watch the Main Event replays HERE