St. Louis Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish
Round 11 of the AMA Supercross series took place at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, where Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac executed a flawless race to take his fifth victory of the season. Tomac set the fastest time of the day in qualifying, finished third in his heat race, grabbed the holeshot in the main event, and led all 27 laps to pass the checkered flag more than 20 seconds ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Jason Anderson in second.
"There are days where you just feel like you're on and I was on all day," Tomac said. "This is the best dirt in the series and I just had fun riding my dirt bike tonight. We work hard all year to find a good setup for my KX450F and I think we showed tonight how that work is paying off."
Anderson began his night on a high note by winning his heat race and in the main event, he came around the first turn in second place and rode a consistent race to earn the runner-up spot on his FC 450 Rockstar Edition machine.
“I’m good with second,” Anderson said. “My heat race was a little rocky, but I made it up in the main event. I’m glad I was able to extend my point lead and I’m looking forward to next week."
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin put his 450 SX-F Factory Edition in third place off the start and remained there for the entirety of the race to round out the podium in St. Louis.
“I’m a little bit disappointed with the performance tonight,” Musquin said. “I finished pretty far off the leaders. Riding by myself the whole main event was not easy, but I gave my best the whole time. I still got a third place on the podium, but I wish I could have battled more for second place. I thought the riding was okay, but I was just missing a little bit of rhythm.”
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