Tomac Steals Minneapolis win from Dungey

Tomac Steals Minneapolis win from Dungey

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Tomac Steals Minneapolis win from Dungey

Eli Tomac (3); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

Eli Tomac (3); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

Eli Tomac put the frustrations of last weeks’ race behind him as he went fastest in qualifying and onto his third win of the season.

Under the roar of over 50,000 fans that filled the stadium rooting for their home state racer, Ryan Dungey, Tomac used a strong holeshot to get to the front to where he passed Davi Millsaps for the lead never looking back.

Eli Tomac (3); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

Eli Tomac (3); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

“That was a tough race tonight,”said Tomac. “The track was tight and technical and featured a lot of tough crazy lines for riding. Because the course was tight with fast lap times, it felt like we raced a lot of laps. After finishing 15th last week, it feels amazing to get back to the top of the podium, especially after a tough race like this.”

Dungey, who was returning to Minneapolis for the first time since 2013 to race in a Supercross race finished in third after teammate Marvin Musquin passed Dungey late in the race.

Ryan Dungey (1); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

Ryan Dungey (1); Monster Energy Supercross; US Bank Stadium; Minneapolis, Minnesota; February 18, 2017; Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Action Sports

“I was pushing it through that race,” said Dungey. “Eli (Tomac) was good and I felt like I had a great race going but I had that bobble and save in the long whoops section and Eli took off. It was all about chasing him from that point forward but then Marvin (Musquin), who picked some great lines got an advantage of some other mistakes I made. Being on the podium here in Minnesota is great, but it wasn’t the result we ultimately wanted.”

With the second place finish by Musquin, Dungey lost a little ground in the overall championship points lead, but continues to hold a sixteen point advantage over his teammate.

The season continues this week with MotoFest in Atlanta.

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