Eli Tomac has taken his third AMA Supercross victory of the year in front of a huge 60,000 crowd in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. Only minutes from downtown New York, the huge crowd packed in to see the Geico Honda rider cruise to the win.
Fellow Honda rider Cole Seely was an early leader, but despite pulling clear early on was unable to hold off the privateer rider on his factory-supported machine.
"The track really broke down out there. I just tried to be as consistent as I could and keep it on two wheels, and I started to close in on Cole. He made a couple mistakes that allowed me to get on his rear fender and I just pulled the trigger in the whoops. One I got out front I was able to just get through lappers and bring it home."
However, even second wasn’t safe for Seely, as 2015 title winner and Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey surged forwards hot on the coattails of Tomac, eventually making his pass with five laps to go to secure second.
Dungey’s 250SX teammate Marvin Musquin also took victory and the title in his class, as the Frenchman announced a step up to the 450SX class for 2016 and 2017 with the Austrian manufacturer.