Tomac Captures First Monster Energy Supercross Victory of Season with Dominant Wire-to-Wire Effort in Glendale
Late Pass Gives Hill Second Straight Western Regional 250SX Class Win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (January 28, 2017) – In front of a crowd of 54,274 fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium, Monster Energy Supercross made its first trip outside the state of California on Saturday night for the fourth round of the 2017 season. Following an uncharacteristically slow start to the season, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac was dominant in the 450SX Class Main Event, grabbing his first victory of the season with a wire-to-wire effort. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill made it back-to-back wins following a late-race pass on championship leader Shane McElrath.
With a start straight inside University of Phoenix that spanned 384 feet, the 450SX Class field roared into the first corner to kick off the Main Event at exceptional speed. After getting the edge, Tomac was able to navigate his way through the first turn with the lead and the SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award. Behind him Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing Honda’s Justin Brayton slotted into second, while Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey, the reigning series champion, and Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely battled for third, with Seely getting the upper hand. …