Eli Tomac joined rare company on Saturday for Round 11 of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series with a dominating overall win that secured his third-straight 450 class Outdoor title becoming only the fourth rider in history to do so.
It felt like a foregone conclusion that Tomac would hold on to the #1 plate next year but he needed an additional 10 points to secure the Championship early, thus wrapping up the title at the final round seemed more likely. Tomac did his part though getting his fifth win of the series and third sweep, and it wasn't close. He took the checkers in Moto 1 by nearly 14 seconds over Ken Roczen and almost 15 seconds over Jason Anderson in Moto 2, who finished second overall.
Marvin Musquin played his hand and finished third overall with two third-place finishes giving Tomac the 10 points he needed. Tomac rides into Ironman with a 50 point lead and holds the tie-breaker if he were not to race and Musquin sweeps. Musquin holds a five point lead over Roczen for second-place in the standings.
In the 250 class, Shane McElrath came out of hiding with a career best performance taking the overall via a sweep and leading 28 out of 33 total laps. McElrath is not in championship contention but moved from 10th to eighth-place in the standings as a result.
Check out all the action for Round 11 of the 2019 Motocross season at Budds Creek. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.