Eli Tomac of Cortez on Saturday won the $1 million bonus for sweeping the three main events at the Monster Energy Cup Supercross in Las Vegas.
He was the race’s second winner in two years, following rival Marvin Musquin’s victory in 2017. Reigning Supercross champion Jason Anderson finished second, and Tomac’s fellow Kawasaki rider, Joey Savatgy, finished third.
Tomac charged to the front from seventh place and passed Savatgy on the final lap to clinch the triple crown event.
“I was just full on – that’s all there was to it,” Tomac told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This is just insane. Unbelievable.”
In the first moto, Tomac took the lead in the second lap, and in the second led pole to pole.
In the third, high-stakes moto, Savatgy appeared to signal Tomac past him, taking his left hand off the handlebar in the outdoor section of track.
“At the end of the day, we are a team,” Savatgy said after the race. Tomac declined to comment.
Two riders have won the $1 million in the event’s eight-year history – Ryan Villopoto in 2011 and Musquin last year. Tomac won the race in 2016 based on points, but did not win the triple crown.