American Eli Tomac competes in the 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, riding for GEICO Honda. The son of mountain bike legend John Tomac, Eli hit the ground running in 2010, when he became the first racer to win the first pro race he entered, the season opener at Hangtown. Over the course of the year, he earned ten top-10 finishes in 12 starts in 250MX.
After his incredible entrance to the pro ranks, things got better and better for Eli – in 2011, he won two races in his first Supercross season, falling just six points shy of the West Region title. The 250MX class was dominated by the sport’s big guns, but Eli did finish second in three of the season’s final seven motos, to finish fourth overall in points.
2012 was a triumph – he captured his first Supercross championship by dominating the 250SX West Region, winning five out of nine races, and he also brought home four overall wins in motocross to finished third overall in points. In 2013, his last year in the 250MX class, he finally became overall champion, wrapping up the title a week early at the Utah National.
For 2014, he graduated to a Honda CRF450 for all motocross and supercross action, and quickly proved he was at home in the elite division, taking his first victory at Spring Creek in July, where he swept each of the day’s moto. He currently lies in ninth place in the overall motocross standings.