Courtesy of RacerX
March 18, 2018 7:05am
by: Steve Matthes
Round eleven of Monster Energy Supercross series visited St Louis, and with it came a return to a more “normal” supercross. Over the previous two weeks, we saw the Triple Crown in Atlanta and the unique Daytona circuit, but things were back to usual underneath the arch. Here are some things you may have missed that happened.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac was the man in the dome, it was just that simple. He was the first rider to go 3-3-3 in the rhythm lane before the finish, he was the first rider to jump the triple before the first turn and he was the second rider to quad out the first rhythm lane. After a frustrating heat where he couldn’t get by RM ATV/MC KTM’s Blake Baggett and ended up third, he nailed the holeshot in the main, did the quad, did the 3-3-3 and it was lights out from there collecting his fifth win of the year.
Tomac after the race said that it was the best dirt of the series and he loved the track. Getting out front early was the key as well. "From the start of the day, I just felt like I was on. There's days where you're just on. I felt awesome all day," Tomac said after the finish. "I left my motorcycle alone tonight, went out there, pulled the holeshot and ran away with it...These are the nights we like."
There wasn’t much happening out there in the 450SX main event despite the good dirt and good track. Rockstar Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson started second and rode well, couldn’t keep Tomac in sight but still had a nice gap on Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin. Anderson said that yeah, he’s managing the title point chase but he also wants to win. Anderson gave full marks to Tomac for his ride and rightfully so.
Just as Anderson started right behind Tomac but couldn’t quite keep up with his pace, Musquin started right behind Anderson but steadily lost some ground. Musquin didn’t nail all of the big rhythms and ended up third.
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