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Eli Tomac Makes Best Supercross Season Start At Anaheim

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Eli Tomac Makes Best Supercross Season Start At Anaheim
Eli Tomac made his best start to a supercross season with third overall.
Monster Energy Kawasaki went into the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim, California feeling strong and confident.

After months of build-up to the Monster Energy Supercross opener at Angel Stadium, not even a rare California rainstorm could turn away thousands of racing fans from all the exciting live action of the opening night.

Eli Tomac came out swinging, picking up where he left off from the Monster Energy Cup, showing great speed and perseverance all night. Despite the unusual weather and muddy track conditions, Tomac started the season strong on the podium with a third-place finish, marking his career-best, season-opening finish.
Eli Tomac Makes Best Supercross Season Start At Anaheim
Tomac remained patient and controlled during the 20 lap main, which was run in pouring rain.
"There were tricky track conditions due to the unusual amount of rain for Anaheim, but I managed to stay in good enough condition to keep jumping most of the lanes and pushing forward," Tomac said. "I remained patient and controlled my pace throughout the Main Event, and although we're always shooting for the top spot, I'm happy to kick off the season on the podium. The team and I are already looking forward to Glendale, let‰Ûªs get this season rolling!"
Eli Tomac Makes Best Supercross Season Start At Anaheim
A first turn crash and shocking conditions made Joey Savatgy's 450SX class debut anything but plain sailing.
Joey Savatgy proved to be a strong contender in his 450SX debut after qualifying directly through his heat race. Savatgy showed true grit as he was caught up in a first turn crash but continued to fight for a 16th overall finish.

"I've been working so hard this off-season and feel really comfortable on the bike, but the weather made quite the challenge for us," Savatgy said. "I had a tip over on the bike and some issues with my goggles in the rain, but I remained focused on finishing the race to my best ability. We have a long season ahead of us, I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike and continuing to grow and improve."
Eli Tomac Makes Best Supercross Season Start At Anaheim
After a first turn crash and rain related dramas Joey Savatgy could only manage 16th but is still looking forward positively.
2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross - Round 1

450SX Main Event Results
1 Justin Barcia - Yamaha
2 Ken Roczen - Honda
3 Eli Tomac - Kawasaki
4 Dean Wilson - Husqvarna
5 Cooper Webb - KTM
6 Aaron Plessinger - Yamaha
7 Malcolm Stewart - Honda
8 Marvin Musquin - KTM
9 Chad Reed - Suzuki
10 Cole Seely - Honda
11 Justin Brayton - Honda
12 Blake Baggett - KTM
13 Vince Friese - Honda
14 Jason Anderson - Husqvarna
15 Justin Hill - Suzuki
16 Joey Savatgy - Kawasaki
17 Carlen Gardner - Honda
18 Ben Lamay - Honda
19 Justin Bogle - KTM
20 Ryan Breece - Yamaha
21 Tyler Bowers - Kawasaki
22 Kyle Chisholm -

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