Written by Adrian Beecher
After a tumble out of the gate in Daytona and having to fight his way from last in the pack and coming up just short with a 2nd place finish last week, Eli Tomac has captured redemption in St. Louis. He snagged the holeshot, his fifth of the season, and easily pulled out to a lead that was never challenged.
As Tomac got holeshot out of the gate, he quickly jumped up to 1.5+ second lead after just the first lap. Jason Anderson was the following rider in second.
Just four minutes into the main, Tomac had surmounted a 5-second lead on Anderson in second.
Seven minutes into the race, Chad Reed was running in the 13th place when he slid up into a berm on a turn and fell back to 19th quickly. Reed wouldn’t finish the race.
As we reached the halfway point, Tomac was out in front of Anderson still, by a margin of 8+ seconds.
Without anyone challenging him and growing a lead to nearly 20 seconds, Tomac cruised to victory with Anderson coming in second.
Points standings after the race have Jason Anderson in the lead with 246, Marvin Musquin in second with 204, and Justin Brayton in third with 189. Tomac sits in fourth just 3 points behind third place.
The Monster Energy Supercross Circuit will now head to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana where they will compete in the main on Saturday, March 24th.