2014 St. Louis SupercrossGEICO Motorcycle rider Eli Tomac doesn’t just want to return to the Monster Energy Supercross Series, he wants to come back with a vengeance.
The 450cc SX rider will race in Round 13 at Edwards Jones Dome on Saturday, returning after missing the last three events.“I really do expect to be at the same level where I was before,” Tomac said. “It certainly isn’t a given but I expect a lot out of myself, and I hope to get some more podiums before the year is out.”Tomac finished second at his most recent Supercross race, in Indianapolis on March 1, before aggravating a shoulder injury in Daytona Supercross, and being forced to sit out three races. But Tomac, the 2013 250cc motocross and 2012 250cc Supercross West Series champion, is ready to go.“I’m rested and ready for the last five races of the season,” Tomac said. “I’m fully recovered, and I honestly feel better now than when I did at the start of the season.”Tomac has three top-10 finishes in five Supercross races this season, his first on a 450 Honda CRF. He is renowned for his physical fitness and work ethic and hopes to display his prowess this weekend.“I’m 100 percent and ready to go racing,” Tomac said. “I put in a lot of hard work to come back, riding as much as I can over these last few weeks. We’ve done a lot of work on my GEICO Honda, too, and it’s right where I want it.”
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!