Eli Tomac
Eli Tomac is a four-time Pro Motocross champion. (Star Racing Yamaha photo)

Eli Tomac Staying On For Pro Motocross, SMX Playoff Run

Eli Tomac once again shut down the rumors about his impending retirement on Friday when he announced his plans to contest the full 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship.

The four-time 450cc class AMA Pro Motocross champion chose to exercise the available option in his Star Racing Yamaha contract to include the 11-round outdoor campaign and the trio of end-of-season playoff events. 

Tomac most recently won the motocross title in 2022.

“It really came down to wanting to continue what we have going on. I’ve been feeling great on the motorcycle. We’re getting into our groove, and I feel like we’re going to be really strong in Pro Motocross and for the SMX series. I’m excited to keep racing,” Tomac said in a Yamaha press release.

The 31-year-old is currently ranked third in the 450SX ranks in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, having collected one win and five runner-up finishes in 15 rounds. The indoor season is rapidly reaching its conclusion, with the finale scheduled for May 11.

Soon after, Pro Motocross will kick off at Fox Raceway in Pala, Calif., on May 25. 

“We’re excited to have Eli on board for the whole SMX season. It’s been a great year so far with his return to racing after last year’s injury, and we’re looking to build on our momentum going into the outdoor season. We’re looking to bring the No. 1 plate back,” said team manager Jeremy Coker.

Tomac will be seeking his fifth premier class title.