Eli Tomac dominates to earn 1st 450 Class victory in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship


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MILVILLE, Minnesota — Eli Tomac dominated en route to his first career win, sweeping each of Saturday's motos to become the fourth different winner in the 450 Class this season at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship.

"Today was a tough one the way the track was," said Tomac, who has finished on the overall podium in each of his four career starts.

"Going into the second moto I knew I had to get out there and get a good start. We ended up getting the holeshot then the red flag came out and I thought to myself 'is this really happening?' Luckily enough I got another one. (Justin) Brayton was right there, but after that I was just hitting my marks and I felt really comfortable."

In the 250 Class, Millville native Jeremy Martin put his Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha atop the podium for the fourth time this season, extending his points lead with a triumphant effort at the track owned and operated by his parents.

After taking his second overall win of the season one week ago, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey looked for more of the same at his hometown track by capturing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the first 450 Class moto.

Dungey was closely followed by his Red Bull KTM teammate Ken Roczen, who put pressure on Dungey and took over the top spot on the opening lap. The duo continued to race within mere bike lengths of one another before Roczen slowly started to pull away.

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