Motorcycle Racing News AMA Supercross/Motocross GEICO Honda's Tomac Podiums at Indianapolis Supercross

GEICO Honda’s Tomac Podiums at Indianapolis Supercross

GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac at Indianapolis Supercross
GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac at Indianapolis Supercross

2014 Monster Energy Supercross GEICO Honda Report

A fast weekend in Indianapolis left GEICO Honda 450SX riders happy yet wanting more following the Monster Energy Supercross Series event held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

After only a handful of races on a 450SX motorcycle, Eli Tomac brought home his first podium finish of the season with a second-place effort in Saturday’s Indianapolis Supercross main event. He finished behind Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and ahead of Honda Muscle Milk’s Cole Seely.

“It’s good to finally get a podium,” Tomac said. “You just really had to stay on your toes on all 20 laps of this race because of all the ruts in the course. It would make some of the best guys in the world look like they weren’t all that good, at least that’s how it felt to me.”

Not only did this weekend’s podium finish come with new hardware for the GEICO Honda rider’s wall, but it also featured a learning curve that was long overdue.

“For me it was a better day all the way around,” Tomac said. “My season has been pretty rough starting out with a big crash leaving me injured in my very first race. Since then I have just been building and building, trying to get more comfortable on the motorcycle. I realized that I haven’t really been riding like Eli Tomac would. I’m coming out of my shell a little bit.”

After a fast start to the weekend, 450SX teammate Wil Hahn thought a victory was in his near future and that Indianapolis was the place it was going to happen. Even though a tough course jeopardized that win and landed him with an 11th-place finish, Hahn is still looking at the bright things of tonight’s outcome.

“It really was an awesome day even if the finish doesn’t really reflect it,” Hahn said. “I was fast from the beginning, all day and every run. The main feature started off good, but I just dumped the bike about five laps in. I fell over and it took me a while to get my bike started back up. I had to charge back through the field to get the finishing spot I ended up with.

“I’m just frustrated about falling during the main event. I really felt like I deserved to be on the podium tonight. However, I am happy with my progress, with a faster than usual weekend for myself.”

Tomac and Hahn look to bring the knowledge they gained this weekend and apply it to the tour’s next stop, March 8, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

2021 Triumph Trident 660 First Look: 42 Photos and 13 Fast Facts

With the Triumph Speed Triple and Street Triple getting continually more aggressive, Triumph is making its signature three-cylinder motor configuration approachable again with the...

Lieback’s Lounge: From Injury to 200-Lap Endurance Mini Moto Racing

Heading into July, I put around 7000 miles combined on my Ducati Multistrada and KTM 1190 Adventure R, and about 1000 miles on my...

Full of Hot Air? Exotogg Puts It To Good Use [Cold Weather Riding Vest]

Have you ever been told you’re full of hot air? Well, even if you haven’t, there’s a new product out from the U.K. that...

2021 KTM 350 XC-F Kailub Russell Edition First Look (12 Fast Facts)

KTM continues its tradition of special edition motorcycles to honor championship-winning riders. The good news is that buyers get a chance to own a...

2021 BMW R 18 Classic First Look: Touring Motorcycle (9 Fast Facts)

Hot on the heels of the 2021 BMW R 18 First Edition comes the 2021 BMW R 18 Classic. BMW goes for the touring...

2021 Yamaha YZ250F Review (13 First Ride Fast Facts)

We rode the new, upgraded 2021 Yamaha YZ250F at Glen Helen Raceway for a first ride impression. We were fans of the previous YZ250F, so...