Eli Tomac sweeps 450 Class motos - again - in Glen Helen National


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SAN BERNARDINO, California — Eli Tomac swept the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Glen Helen National for his second straight dominating Lucas Oil Pro Motocross victory.

The 22-year-old GEICO Honda rider from Cortez, Colorado, also swept the motos last week in Sacramento in the season-opening Hangtown Motocross Classic. He won the first moto by 37.6 seconds and the second by 23.4 en route to his third career 450 victory.

"I'm really comfortable right now. I've never been in this position before this early in the season where I feel like I'm one with the bike," Tomac said. "The motorcycle is just really easy to ride right now. I've improved my starts a whole lot and that's been huge for me."

Tomac has a 19-point lead over Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey in the season standings.

AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha's Justin Barcia was second overall, finishing second in the first moto and fourth in the second. Dungey was third. He was sixth in the first moto and second in the second.

"Third place isn't necessarily something to be bummed at, it's a respectable spot. But we want to win. That's what we're here for," Dungey said. "The bike wanted to shut off in the first moto and it kept getting worse and worse before it eventually did. In the second moto, we just wanted to focus on a good finish, so I got a good start and just followed Eli."

Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin swept the 250 Class motos to take the season points lead. He won the Eastern Regional season AMA Supercross title this year.

"I always like racing at Glen Helen," Musquin said. "I remember coming here for the first time for the (FIM) USGP and won both motos. It's great to do it again in the U.S. (AMA) Championship. The track was great and I really enjoyed it out there."

Teammate Justin Hill was second overall. He was second in the first moto and fifth in the second.

Musquin has a 19-point lead over Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha's Jeremy Martin, the Hangtown winner. Martin was seventh overall, finishing fifth in the first moto and sixth in the second.

The series will be Lakewood, Colorado, next week for the Thunder Valley National.

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