“It’s special to win this award, and it’s very cool for the sport of Supercross,” Tomac said. “This year was that sort of season for us. It was just a refreshing, successful season, and we were able to do everything the right way and come out with the championship. That was the goal, and it ended up happening; it was just a dream season for us.”
The annual awards ceremony hosted by ESPN recognizes major sporting achievements and the best athletes in the world, with fans voting across 35 different categories. In the men’s action sports category, Tomac was the only entry from motorcycle racing and was joined by three Olympic Gold Medal Athletes - American freestyle skier Alexander Hall, Japanese skateboarder Yuto Horigome, and Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano. For the 2022 450SX Supercross Champion, the outpouring of support that came from supercross and motocross fans was the best part of winning the award.
“That was super cool,” Tomac said. “It just goes to show that there is a lot of enthusiasm in our sport, and that was awesome to see. What’s cool about this award is that it’s the fan’s choice. I think our sport’s in a really healthy position right now, and everyone’s loving supercross, and I’m glad that I was able to represent the sport.”