Tomac has finished on the podium in the last two races, including at the most recent outdoor race at Daytona International Speedway. Supercross will return indoors this weekend as Tomac and the GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda team try to take another step up the podium.
Tomac was also second at Indy a year ago, his first podium finish on a Honda CRF450 bike. That was his first season on a 450, though he didn’t complete a full year because of injury. This season has been quite successful as Tomac has proven he is among Supercross’ elite. He won his first 450 race in Phoenix earlier this season, has five podium finishes in 10 races and is third in the 450 points standings.
“One win was really cool and it was early in the year,” Tomac said. “I would like to get one now because everyone has settled in. I’d love to beat everyone when they’re at the top of their game.
“It was a bummer having those three rough weekends in a row before the last Atlanta race. To be back on the podium two weeks in a row is good.”
Tomac would love to continue that consistency and move up the points standings. A championship is likely out of reach because Ryan Dungey leads the class by 40 points with seven races remaining, but second place is a noble goal for Tomac, who is 25 points behind Trey Canard in the battle for second.
“Absolutely one of my goals is being consistent,” Tomac said. “Staying on the podium is important. The championship itself is out of reach, but I’d like to work my way into second.”
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