SALT LAKE CITY (April 25) - GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac might be a Colorado native, but Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium seems a lot like home.
With its high altitude, thin air and proximity to his home base in Cortez, Colo., Tomac said he's going to have an advantage heading into this Saturday's Monster Energy AMA Lites West Supercross race.
"It's just like a home track for me, for sure," Tomac said. "It's only six hours away so I can drive there. I've been spending a lot of time in California this season but I've been back in Colorado this week so I can get readjusted to the elevation and be ready to race."
"I've been in good spots, I've just not been able to capitalize," Hahn said. "I've been building and moving forward. I'm back and I'm racing every weekend, so I'm happy about that."
Kevin Windham, GEICO Honda's Supercross rider, is still battling multiple injuries suffered from a crash in Houston. While the veteran said he's making progress healing, he's once again doubtful to make the trip to Salt Lake City.
Practice for Saturday's Monster Energy AMA Supercross race begins at 12:30 p.m. MDT at Rice-Eccles Stadium with opening ceremonies getting started at 7 p.m. CBS affiliates nationwide will air the Supercross race on Sunday (check local listings for time and channel), while SPEED will air the Lites race beginning at 6 p.m. EDT on Sunday.