May 03, 2011

Salt Lake City: The Natural

Tomac takes two:  this son-of-a-mountain bike champion is fast!  Photo by GuyB
Even though this is only his second supercross win, from the picture above it looks like Eli Tomac has been winning them for years.  The rookie could win the whole shooting match in Vegas; in any event, he has firmly established himself as one of the top 250 pilots in the sport.

By the way, the supercross fans in Utah had a good excuse for not filling Rice-Eccles stadium... it was frickin' cold!

Salt Lake City: Villopoto rode his ass off

RV put it down in SLC, taking advantage of a great opportunity to pad his points leadPhoto by GuyB
Ryan Villopoto was clearly feeling it Saturday night in Salt Lake City.  He got a decent start, made some strong passes to get into second, and after James Stewart crashed out of the lead, RV turned on the afterburners and torched the rest of the field, overcoming a charging Chad Reed and a determined Ryan Dungey to win the next-to-last round of the MESS.