TOMAC SWEEPS AT FOX RACEWAY

Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac put together back to back moto wins at Fox Raceway to not only win the day’s overall, but to regain the points lead going into round three next weekend. He had his work cut out for him in moto one, not making it into the lead until late in the race. The second moto was a different story, where he got out front early and stayed there to watch the checkers fly.

Moto One

Ken Roczen looked like the first moto would be his, but Tomac was coming.

Eli Tomac  made one of his classic charges from the back in moto one of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Fox Raceway this week. At the start he could only watch as Ken Roczen beat out Blake Baggett on the way to the first turn. Roczen started to set sail after that. Baggett crashed out and Marvin Musquin passed Jason Anderson for second. Tomac was up to around fifth place after a few laps, but he had Cooper Webb in front of him and he can be a very difficult man to pass. As the race went on, it only got closer up front, eventually turning into a four-way battle for the lead. Tomac passed Webb, Anderson,  Musquin and eventually Roczen to take the lead and the win. “Luckily the lead guys didn’t get away,” said Tomac. “At one point I wasn’t feel so hot, but about halfway I started feeling better and kept trucking along.”

Roczen was clearly frustrated to have lost the lead so late in the race. “I made a couple of big mistakes,” he said. “I didn’t feel so hot in that moto and I didn’t have it toward the end. I’ll have to watch the 250s and see if I can learn something.” For extended coverage of the Fox Raceway National MX, click here.

Jason Anderson was always in the mix, but finished off the podium this week.

450 Moto One Results

1 Eli Tomac
2 Ken Roczen
3 Marvin Musquin
4 Jason Anderson
5 Zachary Osborne
6 Cooper Webb
7 Justin Barcia
8 Justin Hill
9 Fredrik Noren
10 Dean Ferris
11 Cole Seely
12 Justin Bogle
13 Jake Masterpool
14 Lorenzo Locurcio
15 Dylan Merriam
16 Todd Waters
17 Erki Kahro
18 Tyler Bowers
19 Henry Miller
20 Brandan Leith
21 Robert Piazza
22 Taiki Koga
23 Dare Demartile
24 Toshiki Tomita
25 Mathias Jorgensen
26 James Weeks
27 Alex Ray
28 Dustin Winter
29 Cody Cooper
30 Matthew Hubert
31 Derek Kelley
32 Keylan Meston
33 Blake Baggett
34 RJ Wageman
35 Jeremy Smith
36 Christopher Alldredge
37 Ben Lamay
38 Cade Autenrieth
39 Justin Hoeft
40 Casey Brennan

Moto 2

Marvin Musquin held off Tomac as long as he could.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC/KTM ‘s Justin Bogle grabbed the holeshot in moto two, but was quickly passed by his teammate Blake Baggett, Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, and Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac. From then on it was a battle between Musquin and Tomac, Marvin eventually succumbing to the pressure that Eli was putting on the Frenchman. Musquin put in two solid motos, going 3-2 on the day for second overall. The man that came into Pala with the points lead, Ken Roczen led most of the first moto to eventually end up second. In the second moto he would end up third for third overall with his combined moto scores.

450 Moto Two Results

1 Eli Tomac
2 Marvin Musquin
3 Ken Roczen
4 Zach Osborne
5 Jason Anderson
6 Cooper Webb
7 Justin Hill
8 Cole Seely
9 Fredrik Noren
10 Justin Barcia
11 Todd Waters
12 Justin Bogle
13 Dean Ferris
14 Blake Baggett
15 Dylan Merriam
16 Ben LaMay
17 Taiki Koga
18 Toshiki Tomita
19 Mathias Jorgensen
20 Erki Kahro
21 Dustin Winter
22 James Weeks
23 Henry Miller
24 Cade Autenrieth
25 Brandan Leith
26 Jake Masterpool
27 Dare DeMartile
28 Matthew Hubert
29 Tyler Bowers
30 RJ Wageman
31 Lorenzo Locurcio
32 Casey Brennan
33 Jeremy Smith
34 Robert Piazza
35 Keylan Meston
36 Alex Ray
37 Chris Alldredge
38 Cody Cooper
39 Derek Kelley
40 Chance Blackburn

450 Overall

1 Eli Tomac 1 – 1
2 Marvin Musquin 3 – 2
3 Ken Roczen 2 – 3
4 Zach Osborne 5 – 4
5 Jason Anderson 4 – 5
6 Cooper Webb 6 – 6
7 Justin Hill 8 – 7
8 Justin Barcia 7 – 10
9 Fredrik Noren 9 – 9
10 Cole Seely 11 – 8
11 Dean Ferris 10 – 13
12 Justin Bogle 12 – 12
13 Todd Waters 16 – 11
14 Dylan Merriam 15 – 15
15 Jake Masterpool 13 – 26
16 Blake Baggett 33 – 14
17 Lorenzo Locurcio 14 – 31
18 Ben LaMay 37 – 16
19 Erki Kahro 17 – 20
20 Taiki Koga 22 – 17
21 Toshiki Tomita 24 – 18
22 Tyler Bowers 18 – 29
23 Mathias Jorgensen 25 – 19
24 Henry Miller 19 – 23
25 Brandan Leith 20 – 25
26 James Weeks 26 – 22
27 Dustin Winter 28 – 21
28 Dare DeMartile 23 – 27
29 Robert Piazza 21 – 34
30 Matthew Hubert 30 – 28
31 Cade Autenrieth 38 – 24
32 Alex Ray 27 – 36
33 RJ Wageman 34 – 30
34 Keylan Meston 32 – 35
35 Cody Cooper 29 – 38
36 Jeremy Smith 35 – 33
37 Derek Kelley 31 – 39
38 Casey Brennan 40 – 32
39 Chris Alldredge 36 – 37
40 Justin Hoeft 39 – DNS
41 Chance Blackburn DNS – 40

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