Eli Tomac Wins the Supercross Championship

Eli Tomac earned his first 450 Supercross Championship over the weekend. Before the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined all of the riders, Tomac was locked in a tight points battle with Ken Roczen. As the races resumed this month at Rice-Eccles stadium in Utah, Tomac increased his points lead at every round. Tomac earned 25 points for his fifth-place finish in the final round earning him the Championship.

Tomac took things easy on the track. He avoided accidents and the mayhem that was happening in front of him, all while keeping Roczen behind him and defending champion Cooper Webb further back. Webb got tangled in a pile-up early on in the race. Tomac continued to play it smart keeping his eye on an easy finish. Zach Osborne earned his first 450 class win.

“Just unbelievable circumstances. I just always think back to the whole of this lifetime worth of riding, and just going through everything. The failures with the team, coming here, with the whole COVID going on right now. So pretty unbelievable. There was a time we didn’t even know if we were even going to ride or not between Daytona and this swing of the series. And it’s finally here and, unbelievable!” said Tomac.

The 250 East/West showdown wasn’t without drama. As the race began, Shane McElrath and Austin Forkner were battling for championship points in two separate divisons. Forkner went down in a corner sustaining an injury. Officials would red flag the race to get Forkner clear of the track. The race was restarted, allowing Chase Sexton to move to the lead. When it was all over, Sexton grabbed the East Championship and Dylan Ferrandis was crowned the West Champion.

450SX Class Results

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna
  2. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
  3. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
  4. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  8. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Honda
  10. Chad Reed, Cornelius, N.C., KTM

450SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (384)
  2. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM (359)
  3. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (354)
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (287)
  5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (272)
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (252)
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda (252)
  8. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna (239)
  9. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, N.C., Honda (227)
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Honda (213)

250SX East/West Showdown Results

  1. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  2. Shane McElrath, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna
  4. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  6. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM
  7. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Jo Shimoda, Irvine, Calif., Honda
  9. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM
  10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Godly, Tex., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (218)
  2. Shane McElrath, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (209)
  3. Jo Shimoda, Irvine, Calif., Honda (122)
  4. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (119)
  5. Enzo Lopes, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha (107)
  6. Jeremy Martin, Rochester, Minn., Honda (105)
  7. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (104)
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda (94)
  9. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, KTM (92)
  10. RJ Hampshire, Minneola, Fla., Husqvarna (80)

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (200)
  2. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (180)
  3. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (176)
  4. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM (158)
  5. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna (139)
  6. Alex Martin, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (124)
  7. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM (120)
  8. Mitchell Oldenburg, Godly, Tex., Honda (109)
  9. Luke Clout, Hemet, Calif., Honda (106)
  10. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (97)

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