Tomac showed speed straight away, topping the first qualifying session and qualifying fourth in the combined times. He then got off to a flying start to lead the first moto. Around the halfway point, Tomac was passed by his championship rival, but a few laps later, he reclaimed the lead after the race leader went down and rode on to a 14-second margin of victory.
Although he didn’t repeat his start in the second moto, Tomac quickly wove his way from fourth to the runner-up spot and then took over the lead on Lap 4. He set a blistering pace up front, but his title rival kept him in sight. The reigning 450SX Supercross Champion kept cool under pressure to hold off advances and sweep the weekend at the Spring Creek MX Park. Tomac’s impressive win streak – seven-consecutive moto wins and four-straight overall victories – has him leaving Minnesota with the red plate and a five-point lead in the premier class.
Craig also enjoyed a good day at what he considers one of his home tracks. He qualified eighth and matched that position after the start but then made his way through to the top five by the third lap. The Californian kept pushing and had the podium in sight but ultimately finished fifth. He got a better start in the second moto and was fifth after the first lap. Craig continued his forward push and took over third on Lap 6, but the frontrunners had already amassed a healthy gap and would ride on to take his fourth moto podium of the season. His 5-3 result earned him fourth overall and moved him to fifth in the championship standings.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team heads back west to Washougal, Washington, for Round 8 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Washougal MX Park on Saturday, July 23.