|Round four of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross kicked off the first of three races in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday evening, where Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac scored his second 450SX podium of the season with a second place finish, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo was close behind in fourth.|
|Both Kawasaki riders blasted out the gate aboard their KX450 machines with Tomac grabbing his first holeshot of the season and teammate Cianciarulo in tow. Tomac and Cianciarulo began pulling away from the competition, but a slight tip over by Tomac at the end of the whoop section dropped Tomac to third and handed the lead to his teammate. |
Cianciarulo began leading the charge for Team Green, leading 10 out of the 20 laps raced in the main event, as Tomac quickly remounted his machine and rejoined the lead pack. Tomac would pass his teammate and challenge for the win down to the last corner, but ultimately finished a close second while Cianciarulo settled for fourth place.
|Tomac: “That was an eventful day of racing. We kicked off the day in pole position in qualifying and had a decent heat race working my way forward. In the main event, my KX450 rocketed me out the gate and I was able to get the holeshot which felt amazing.” |
“I began clicking off my laps, but I had a slight bobble at the end of the whoops and tucked the front end. I’m bummed that we fell short of the end goal, but really happy with my riding. I can’t thank my Monster Energy Kawasaki team enough for all their support. Let’s go get it done on Tuesday.”