News 19 Feb 2019

Arlington supercross a tough pill to swallow for Tomac

Factory Kawasaki pilot crashes out of podium contention.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac has described his night at Arlington’s seventh round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship as a tough pill to swallow.

The number three immediately hit the lead in the main event, presenting himself with the perfect opportunity for victory, however just a number of laps in he was overcome by Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) before going down, relegating him down the order.

Remounting, the two-time Pro Motocross champion Tomac was able to comeback to 12th behind Australia’s Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing), demoting him to fourth in the standings while increasing the gap of the championship leaders.

“Tonight is a tough pill to swallow,” Tomac declared. “I know the team and I expect better results but I am grateful to be leaving Dallas healthy and without injury, especially after my tip over in the main. This is part of racing, some things are out of my control and other things are completely manageable as well as fixable.

“We’ll get back to work this week and work on those things as we head into the halfway point of the season. I still have a lot left in me and I plan on proving that, starting next week in Detroit.”

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb captured his fourth win of the season to secure the points lead, stealing the win from Roczen by just a slender 0.028s.