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Tomac claims Seattle victory in tough conditions | News

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac has claimed victory in the 450SX Main Event at the Seattle round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki of Eli Tomac found itsway to a third-place start, battling back and forth with Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin for second with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson out front for the first five laps. After Tomac passed Musquin, a mistake by Anderson handed Tomac the lead for the remaining six laps of the 11-lap race. Anderson held on to second ahead of Musquin who rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

ELi Tomac – First Place: “It’s just one of those tracks where you just have to either ride it and have fun or you’re just in misery, and today we were having fun,” Tomac said after the race. “That was, by far, the craziest Supercross moments I’ve ever been in. It felt like I was in the backyard just having fun and riding in the mud, and that’s how you had to treat it.”

Jason Anderson – Second Place: “The whole day was a little weird due to the delayed program,” said Anderson, “but practice went as well as it could have in the mud–I qualified first. I was up front in the heat race, but was pushing too hard so I pulled back. I ended up coming back to second. I was out front and riding awesome in the Main but had a bit of a hiccup. All-in-all I did what I needed to do tonight so it was good.”

Marvin Musquin – Third Place: “It’s not often that we have a muddy race like that in Supercross but we have no choice, we have to go out and give our best. The conditions were pretty tough, the mud was pretty sticky for the Main Event. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed. I got a great start but the speed wasn’t there. My intensity – I was too timid and too cautious. I should have taken more risks but I was just trying to be consistent and stay on two wheels and the other guys were just faster.”

Check out the highlights here.

Seattle 450SX Results

450 Main Event
1. Eli Tomac
2. Jason Anderson
3. Marvin Musquin
4. Broc Tickle
5. Cooper Webb
6. Tyler Bowers
7. Chad Reed
8. Blake Baggett
9. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10. Weston Peick

450 Rider Point Standings
1. Jason Anderson – 288 points
2. Marvin Musquin – 251 points
3. Eli Tomac – 220 points
4. Justin Brayton – 213 points
5. Blake Baggett – 209 points
6. Weston Peick – 185 points
7. Broc Tickle – 184 points
8. Cooper Webb – 180 points
9. Dean Wilson – 152 points
10. Malcolm Stewart – 125 points

ELi Tomac