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Eli Tomac Makes Historic Return to Top Step of the Podium in St. Louis

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Levi Kitchen Sweeps 250SX Class Races

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 31, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac took his first win of the season, and his first since returning from his 2023 Achilles injury, with 1-1-1 Race scores at the St. Louis Triple Crown Supercross. With the win at Round 12, Tomac became the sixth different rider to win in this highly competitive season.

St. Louis Triple Crown Supercross

The Dome at America’s Center hosted what will be the final 2024 race under a covered stadium. The soil was soft but dry for great racing at Round 12 of the 17-round season. Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.  

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb earned second overall with (5-6-2) Race finishes inside The Dome at America’s Center. With the finish Webb captured the championship-within-a-championship 3-Round Triple Crown title. In the race format that combines the finishes from three separate Races, Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence earned his career-first 450SX Class podium with (8-2-4) Race finishes. The unpredictability of the Triple Crown format showed a few new wrinkles in St. Louis with five riders getting docked positions in Race 2 due to red cross flag infractions. Also, big crash in Race 3, when Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence was t-boned, caused a big change in the point standings. Cooper Webb now trails Jett Lawrence now by only eight points. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen was nearly picture-perfect throughout the night; he took the overall win with 1-1-1 Race wins.

Eli Tomac - First place 450SX Class (1-1-1) - St. Louis - Photo Credit- Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

First place 450SX Class (1-1-1) – Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

“I had so many questions, and honestly doubt, in my mind that at this point [in the season] before this weekend. You know, questioning the comeback and where I was. So to do this here, to feel that way, to get those rides in all through those motos, that felt like old me. So this was so awesome… Thank you to the team for believing in me, Monster Energy Star Yamaha, everyone, so thank you St. Louis.” – Eli Tomac

Cooper Webb - Second place 450SX Class (5-6-2) - St. Louis - Photo Credit- Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Second place 450SX Class (5-6-2) – Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

“It was a crazy night. The first two [Races] didn’t go my way – the second one, especially. I was running a good spot, fell over, and just – these Triple Crowns, you never know what can happen, and that’s what the team just told me, is, ‘Don’t give up. Go in there in this last one and give it your all.’ And…

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