Eli Tomac is without a doubt one of the strongest riders of his generation. The Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450 rider knows how to make a clean comeback, and is often looked at as “the spoiler”.
ELI TOMAC BIO
Hometown: Cortez, Colorado
Current Residence: Cortez, Colorado
Birthdate: November 14, 1992
Team: Monster Energy Kawasaki
Team Manager: Dan Fahie
Mechanic: Brian Kranz
Turned Pro: 2010
- 4-time Pro Motocross 450 Champion.
- 2018 Monster Energy Cup $1 Million Winner
- 2015 and 2017 450SX Class championship runner-up.
- Clinched the 2016 Monster Energy Cup Championship.
- Achieved the 2012 250SX Western Regional Championship.
- Has 12 career 250SX Class wins.
- 2013 AMA Pro Motocross 250 Class Champion.
- 2-time member of Team USA at the Motocross of Nations.
- The only rider in the history of the sport to win his professional debut.
- Son of mountain bike racing champion, pioneer, icon and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee, John Tomac.
- Older brother, Greg, serves in the United States Air Force.
- Avid outdoor sportsman who spends his free time hunting.
2018 SEASON RECAP:
Eli Tomac entered the 2018 season as legitimate title contender, despite earning only one point at the first round and missing the second round. Tomac returned at round 3 in Anaheim showing relentless determination and aggression and captured his first win of the season, followed by another win the next week. The Colorado native won seven of the 17 rounds, more than any other athlete, and finished third overall on the season.
At the 2018 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, Tomac won all three Main Events and took home $1 million to become the first two-time Monster Energy Cup Champion. He looks to return with Kawasaki in 2019 to capture his first 450SX Class Championship.
2019 SEASON RECAP:
Tomac was hot and cold throughout the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season. The Kawasaki rider took six wins throughout the season – three of those coming within the last four races. This end-of-season success helped him make impressive inroads on Cooper Webb’s points lead. Unfortunately for Tomac, his inconsistency during the first half of the season had already done its damage, and he had to settle for the runner-up position again.
His aggressive form and speed is what riders fear most about “ET3”.