Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tomac Captures Win at First Pro Race
The opening round of the 2010 AMA Motocross season at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif. marked Team AMSOIL Lites rookie Eli Tomac’s professional debut. Although the 16-year-old had experienced plenty of success at the amateur level, no one expected him to secure a top finish in his very first pro race. However, Tomac proceeded to take a very strong third in the first moto. The second moto was even more impressive as Tomac took advantage of a strong start and quickly passed the two riders in front of him, including teammate Trey Canard, to take the lead, cruise to the win and earn the overall victory for the weekend. Teammate Canard took the third place podium, while Justin Barcia finished fifth and Blake Wharton took 16th. Team AMSOIL racer Brett Metcalfe finished fourth in the 450 class.
"This goes beyond anything I could have hoped for," Tomac said. "We came in here not really knowing what to expect. You hope you’ll match up with everyone, but until you get out there in a real race you never know. To win this race, my first with this team, is really something."