Sunday is usually the only day of the week when GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac gets to relax. Last Sunday was especially relaxing because he returned home to Colorado as a winner in Monster Energy Supercross competition.
Tomac dominated the race in Detroit the day before, making the trip home more enjoyable. He hopes for a similar voyage home this Sunday as he guns for two 450cc wins in a row this Saturday at Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis.
“The golf game was a lot sweeter on Sunday,” Tomac said. “I finally was able to go home and be happy on the plane. It was good.”
The win was Tomac’s second of his career, coming 10 races after his first in Phoenix. He had been plenty fast since his victory in Phoenix with four podium finishes, but getting another win was elusive.
“To finally put all those 20 laps together and click those fast laps off is refreshing,” Tomac said. “When you win in Phoenix and then you’re sitting there asking yourself at home, ‘What am I not doing that I did before Phoenix?’ — it’s a long time coming after 10 rounds.”
Tomac is competing in his second season about the 450 Honda, but he’s still learning how to deal with a long, grueling Supercross campaign.
“There are times when you get tired and beat down and you have to stop and maybe not ride that one day,” Tomac said. “It’s still a little bit of a learning curve for me. It is my second year, but this is my first year that I’ve been able to actually compete at every race and go through all the rounds and all the stadiums. I’m shooting for another win here.”
His GEICO Honda CRF450 has been potent this season, leading him to two wins, six podium finishes, and third place in the points standings.
“Honestly, we’ve had pretty much the same package all along,” Tomac said. “We’ve had one or two shock changes or clicks here and there. It’s been a good chassis so far.”
Coverage of the event starts at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.