Eli Tomac's Day At Hangtown Motocross | MX 2016

Eli went 4-4 for 3rd overall at round 1

Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
A lot of bench racing has been going on for a few weeks about whether Eli’s green #3 would give him the results that he got last year.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
In the first timed practice Eli finds that outside line of the 1st downhill to be a lot smoother. The track didn’t form the big braking bumps like years’ past.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli’s was taking some extremely wide lines in the first qualifying practice. He posted a 1:54.841 to take the pole position in practice one.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli doing some flat tracking during the 2nd timed practice. He turned a 1:58.583 for 4th overall, but his 1:54.841 earlier was fast enough for the 1st gate pick.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli was on the gas earlier in the day during practice. Then he had issues with both ends of the bike.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli was looking for different lines all day. Here he picked the outside line, and said later that he was having trouble with the inside lines.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli stated that this race was a big unknown for him and the team. Going to the gate he was unsure about his setup.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli had to come though the pack in both motos with mediocre starts and complained about eating roost all day.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Blake Baggett hounded and passed Eli in moto 1. Eli mentioned that Blake had better lines and he was not “comfy” with his setup or his line choices.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli coming into the half pipe at Hangtown snugging the inside wall.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
Eli showing some style while grabbing some air at Hangtown.Photography by Rob Koy
Eli Tomac, Hangtown, 2016 AMA Pro Motocross National, round 1
The frustration was apparent on the podium. Eli finished 3rd overall with a 4-4 moto score. Eli knows he and the team have some work to do to get him more comfortable with his bike setup before Glen Helen next week.Photography by Rob Koy