FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corporation U.S.A. has inked a multi-year contract extension with supercross and motocross rider Eli Tomac to remain with the Monster Energy Kawasaki race team.
The Colorado native is currently in the middle of a title fight in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series against Ryan Dungey. The pair are currently tied atop the Supercross standings with three races remaining.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to stay with Monster Energy Kawasaki,” said Tomac. “The team has put a lot of faith in me over the last year, which has given me the confidence I need to win. We have put in a lot of work and it is good to see it paying dividends.”
Tomac joined the team beginning with the 2016 season, where he captured one win and five podium finishes en route to fourth in the final Supercross standings. He carried the momentum outdoors, earning a pair of overall victories and 10 podium results in a strong runner-up effort in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
He finished off the season with two MXGP wins and the Monster Energy Cup championship.
Tomac’s second season with the team has been a breakout one thus far, highlighted by eight Supercross wins, including a five-race winning streak.
“Eli Tomac is an exceptional rider and athlete, and has successfully carried on the tradition of dominance with his KX450F,” said Kawasaki Motors Corporation U.S.A. President Yoshi Tamura. “Eli epitomizes Kawasaki’s commitment to winning and we are very excited to ensure he’ll be part of the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for years to come.”
CREDIT: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A.