Tomac Wins Three-in-a-Row with Dominant Performance at the Wick

Tomac Wins Three-in-a-Row with Dominant Performance at the Wick

Eli Tomac is on a roll with another overall win at the latest round of outdoor motocross racing at the Wick 338 in Southwick, Massachusetts. The track known for its sandy conditions is unique and challenging for motocross riders.

In the first 450 moto, Ken Roczen snagged the holeshot. Christian Craig chipped away at Roczen’s lead and finally made pass for the front. Dungey was next up on Roczen. Roczen went down losing valuable positions. Tomac was quietly picking off riders and was sitting fourth. He moved in on Sexton and continued working his way to the front. Soon Tomac was in second and had his sights set on Craig. With fourteen minutes to go, Tomac seized his opportunity, taking the lead. Tomac had nearly four seconds on the rest of the field. Behind him, Craig and Sexton were locked in a battle for second. Tomac won the moto, Sexton took third and Craig finished third. In the second 450 moto, Roczen was back out front with the holeshot. This time a battle unfolded between Craig and Aaron Plessinger. Tomac again, sat quietly picking off riders making passes until he got behind Roczen. With 12 minutes to go, Tomac made a pass and again put a gap on the field. Tomac won again for a weekend sweep, Sexton took second and Plessinger ended third.

In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence was out front with the holeshot. At some point Lawrence crashed and lost the lead. Justin Cooper moved in for the position. Lawrence remounted and defended second. He went on the attack, passing Cooper after a mistake to regain the lead. Lawrence opened up a nice gap on the field. Jo Shimoda had made it to second and Cooper regained third after an intense battle with RJ Hampshire. In the second moto, Jett Lawrence repeated the holeshot. Levi Kitchen was close behind. Lawrence went wire to wire with Kitchen finishing second and Shimoda third. For the performance in both motos, Jett Lawrence claimed the overall win bringing his record to five straight wins this season.

Photos courtesy of Align Media

450 Class Championship Standings (Round 6 of 12)

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 268
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha – 267
  3. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 227
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Kawasaki – 207
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 185
  6. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 184
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 159
  8. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM – 149
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 125
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Husqvarna – 118

250 Class Championship Standings (Round 6 of 12)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 261
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 246
  3. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 224
  4. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 197
  5. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha – 180
  6. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 169
  7. Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Husqvarna – 158
  8. Seth Hammaker, Bainbridge, Pa., Kawasaki – 151
  9. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 132
  10. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 129