Motorcycle Racing News AMA Supercross/Motocross 2-3 for GEICO Honda at Seattle 250 Supercross

2-3 for GEICO Honda at Seattle 250 Supercross

GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac

2013 AMA 250 Supercross

For the first time this season, two GEICO Honda 250SX riders finished on the podium in a Monster Energy AMA Supercross event after Eli Tomac finished second and Zach Osborne took third on Saturday night at CenturyLink Field.

Unfortunately for Tomac, he lost championship ground to 250SX West points leader and Saturday’s winner Ken Roczen.

Eli Tomac (GEICO Honda CRF250R Supercross) says: “I was hoping to close the gap a little today. We’ve made our job to repeat a lot more difficult, but as long as I’m still mathematically alive, I’ll keep fighting. Crazy things have happened in the last couple of races of the year and I’m not giving up.”

Tomac has a 20 point deficit with just Salt Lake City and Las Vegas left on the 2013 schedule.

Through much of the main event, it looked like Tomac might be able to take at least a small bite out of Roczen’s lead. Tomac got the hole shot, led for a long stretch of the race and maintained a four-second gap over Roczen who ran in second place.

Eli Tomac says: “I won my heat race which gave me a really good gate pick and was really fired up. I was able to get out and establish a lead for the first nine laps. At that point I got stuck in a deep rut coming out of the whoops and went over the bars.

“Luckily, I was able to get back up on the bike and hold on to a spot on the podium.”

Despite the hard fall and a fender askew, Tomac popped right back up and finished the race.

For Osborne, it was his first podium finish of the season after battling a shoulder injury for much of the time.

Zach Osbourne (GEICO Honda CRF250R Supercross) says: “The whole day was just really good. The practice, my heat race, it all was really good for me. In the main event, I got a solid start – somewhere around fifth place. I worked my way through the pack and got in third and hung in there to the end.

“The track was really technical tonight, you had to be real precise on hitting your marks. I felt like I was under control most of the race. The last lap I made a pretty big mistake and it almost got away from me.”

Up next for GEICO Honda is the April 27 race at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium.

2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Lineup First Look: Adventure and Travel

Sporting two touring-oriented ADV motorcycles, the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT lineup returns with some motor and electronics package updates, and a bit more....

2021 American Flat Track Schedule: 17 AFT Rounds Planned

The 2021 American Flat Track schedule has been revealed, and it features 17 rounds running from March to October, and coast-to-coast. There are four...

2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory First Look (11 Fast Facts)

There are quite a few updates to the 2021 Aprilia RSV4 and RSV4 Factory. None of them are revolutionary. However, taken together, they add...

Honda CRF110F EFI Long-Term Test: 11-Year-Old Tested

When we got a hold of the 2019 Honda CRF110F, we were reluctant to give it back. Test rider Ben Karsian was cutting his...

2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Lineup First Look: Bobber and Roamer Updated

The  Moto Guzzi V9 lineup of the Bobber and Roamer gets a significant update for 2021. There’s a new motor powering the two V9s,...

Tirox SnapJack SS First Look: Motorcycle Chain Maintenance Aid

Although single-sided swingarms are designed to simplify maintenance, if the motorcycle doesn’t have a centerstand, it doesn’t make working on your drive chain any...