Earlier this month, Feld Leisure introduced Eli Tomac was nominated for the 2022 ESPY Award in the Finest Athlete, Men’s Action Sports activities category. The 2022 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross 450SX Champion claimed seven 450SX primary celebration wins in his to start with period with Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing en route to his next premier class AMA Supercross title.
The release stated Tomac was the third AMA Supercross athlete nominated for an ESPY award, next Cooper Webb’s nomination in 2021 and Ryan Dungey’s nominations in both of those 2015 and 2016. Webb did not obtain the award in 2021, but Dungey did obtain the Very best Athlete, Men’s Actions Sporting activities class in each several years he was nominated.
And final night time, Tomac gained the award!
Tomac posted a video to his Instagram this afternoon thanking fans for voting for him.
“Hey everyone! I just needed to say thank you for voting for me in the ESPN ESPY Male Action Sports Category. We gained it! Thank you to all of the supercross fans about the earth. We experienced an outstanding 2022 period. None of this would be possible with out the assist of my spouse and children, my crew, the crew, anyone included. As you know, motor sports activities it’s hard sufficient to just make it to the beginning strains so to clinch the championship this 12 months was so exclusive for absolutely everyone included. And I really feel like this 12 months was a terrific comeback year for myself as a rider and as an athlete, and I’m taking pleasure in it a lot more than at any time. So at the time all over again, thank you and we’ll see you in 2023!”
Down below is his full write-up and video:
“We did it! We received the @espn male action sporting activities ESPY! Thank you to all the supercross admirers all over the globe for creating this feasible! 🏆”
Tomac at the moment sits on a sizzling streak in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with seven straight moto wins, 4 straight general wins, and now the 450 Course factors guide as he appears to be to turn out to be the very first rider to gain both the 450SX AMA Supercross title and the 450 Course AMA Motocross title in the identical year given that Dungey did the feat in 2015.
Through 7 rounds of Professional Motocross, Tomac potential customers Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton by five details with tons of racing nonetheless to go.