Eli Tomac claimed another Supercross win during Round 8 held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday. The win was Tomac’s sixth triple crown victory. The event lines up top riders for three separate races to determine overall finishing positions.
Tomac got a bad start in race 1. Malcolm Stewart had the lead with Jason Anderson in second. Tomac worked his way up to the front. Towards the end of the first race, Anderson made a move on Stewart, sending both riders to the dirt. Justin Barcia took over the lead with Cooper Webb close behind. Webb made a move to pass Barcia for the lead and the win. Barcia took second and Tomac made it to third on the podium. In the second race, Chase Sexton had the early lead. Tomac was back pushing his way to the lead, passing Sexton half-way through the race. Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac ended up with a tie going into the final race.
In the final race, Shan McElrath had the lead with Tomac and Anderson trying to overtake the front spot. Tomac waited quietly and made his move taking the lead. Anderson soon followed. Tomac’s win earned him his sixth Triple Crown title. He now sits six points ahead of Jason Anderson in the season point standings.
Over in the Eastern Regional 250 class, Jett Lawrence took the win in the first. Lawrence followed up with a second win in Race 2. In Race 3, Lawrence slid out in the first turn causing him to run in last place. Cameron McAdoo found himself in the lead uncontested. Lawrence was a man on a mission clawing his way back up front. As he passed Austin Forkner, Lawrence made contact with a Tuffblox sending him across the track. Lawrence and Forkner collided in mid-air. Forkner was unable to finish the race while Lawrence was sent back to tenth place. McAdoo went on to win the race and overall. McAdoo and Lawrence are currently tied in the point standings.
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450SX Class Results
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha
2. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki
3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM
4. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
5. Malcolm Stewart, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
6. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
7. Dylan Ferrandis, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha
8. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, N.C., Honda
9. Shane McElrath, Oakland, Fla., KTM
10. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
450SX Class Championship Standings
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (177)
2. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (171)