Eli Tomac Supercross NewsIn less than a month, the 2015 AMA Supercross season will be underway. However, GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac’s hunt for his first 450cc championship has already taken a turn for the better before he even hits the track at Angel Stadium.
With the recently announcement of five-time Supercross champion Ryan Villapoto leaving the U.S. circuit for the FIM Motocross World Championship in Europe, the opportunity for a new AMA Supercross champion to be crowned in 2015 is inevitable.“There is a spot open now to take the title,” Tomac said. “Not saying that Villapoto would have gone on to win every single race and the championship this season, but this gives a lot of hope for the upcoming season to the other racers.“This year I feel like I’m in a much better spot heading into the season. I feel like I have an even better shot of being in the title-fight at the end of the year.”With talk swirling of who will take over after Villapoto’s incredible reign, Tomac’s name is among a short list of riders seen as the biggest contenders for the 2015 title.“It’s cool to be seen as a one of the riders to beat for the championship,” Tomac said, “but it’s also kind of expected in my mind. You put a lot of work in during the off-season to be able to be in the position of title-contender. That’s where I want to be, the rider on everyone’s mind.”Wanting to ensure that his chase for the championship is a success, Tomac’s time off has been spent preparing mentally and physically for anything he may endure, including stacking his talent against the world’s best overseas.“The off-season has been good so far,” Tomac said. “Everything just seems to be going better than before, including the motorcycle and me physically.“I had a couple off-season races in Italy and France so far and I won both those events. Those extra races really help put into perspective where I’m at as a rider and what I need to work on more before the season kicks off in a few weeks.“From what I’ve seen so far, I think we’re in a good spot right now as one to beat every race.”
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.