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250 MX Champ Tomac to Motocross of Nations

GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac, the 2013 AMA MX Champion
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, the 2013 AMA MX Champion

2013 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations

Like his teammates before him, GEICO Motorcycle Honda’s Eli Tomac has been selected to represent the United States in next month’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany.

Tomac joins Ryan Dungey and former GEICO Honda teammate Justin Barcia as the U.S. contingent at the prestigious international event, which will be held Sept. 28-29.

The U.S. team will be looking to win back the Chamberlain Trophy that it lost to Germany a year ago, breaking a streak of seven straight years America had won the “Olympics of Motocross.”

Eli Tomac says: “It’ll be my first time going over there and racing the MX of Nations. I was able to do some indoor European races last year, so the Euro scene won’t be completely new to me.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to carry some of the speed I’ve had lately over there.”

Tomac joins Barcia, Trey Canard, Kevin Windham, and Mike LaRocco as GEICO Honda team riders representing the U.S. at the Motocross of Nations. Brett Metcalfe represented his native Australia as a GEICO Honda rider.

Tomac recently wrapped up the 250cc season crown in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, winning eight motos in a row heading into this weekend’s season finale.

In Teutschenthal, Tomac will be riding in the MX2 class, which is a 250cc category. Dungey will race MX1 and Barcia will race the Open class.

Tomac said being selected for Team USA has been both an honor and the realization of yet another childhood motocross dream.

Eli Tomac says: “It’s near the top of the list for career goals. It’s something you think about getting able to do when you are growing up. It’s just wild the way things have fallen into place for me this year.”

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