Eli Tomac ST Louis Monster Energy Supercross 2015HOUSTON (April 7) – The Monster Energy Supercross season is a grind for 450cc riders like GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda racer Eli Tomac, so the Easter break was a welcome respite.

Tomac returns to action this weekend at NRG Stadium after getting some time off to rest and recharge.

“It was nice to have a weekend off,” Tomac said. “I did a little bit of a recharge. We were going for 13 weeks in a row, and that’s a long time. It was good time off.”

Tomac is in his second year aboard the Honda 450CRF in Supercross, but this is his first full season after 2014 was limited because of injury. He’s still learning how to adapt to a full season, but he has proven to be a quick study.

Tomac has two wins – in Phoenix and Detroit – and seven podium finishes in 13 races, and he moved up to second in the 450 points standings after a runner-up finish in St. Louis on March 28.

“Everyone wanted a little bit of a recharge,” Tomac said. “I’ll be able to keep that momentum going. Not much is going to change, I don’t think, and I’m excited to take this GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda to Houston.”

Tomac entered the Easter break with a lot of momentum, finishing first and second in his last two races. He’s probably not going to catch points leader Ryan Dungey in the battle for the 450 Supercross championship, but Tomac would love to close out the remaining four races before the outdoor season on a positive note.

Dungey has had a magical season in Supercross and is 80 points ahead of Tomac, but Tomac still has plenty of which to be proud in 2015.

“I’m having a lot of fun racing,” Tomac said. “I’m ready to get back at it.”

Live coverage of the event starts at 8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2 from Houston.

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