Eli Tomac will return to competition during the AMA Supercross opener in January.
Eli Tomac will return to competition during the AMA Supercross opener in January. (Star Racing Yamaha photo)

Tomac Back Riding: ‘I’ll Be Ready To Go Come Anaheim’

There’s less than two months until Eli Tomac’s comeback tour begins.

And as eager as his fans are to see him back in action, the two-time Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion is likely just as ready for the gate to drop on a new season.

Last May, Tomac watched his third Supercross title slip through his fingers in the blink of an eye when he ruptured his Achilles tendon at Empower Field in Denver, Co., in front of his hometown crowd.

Prior to that, he had been enjoying a record year on tour, extending his career win record to second all-time (51) with seven victories on the season. However, the injury took him out of contention for the remainder of the year.  

Throughout the summer months, the Colorado native provided updates here and there about his recovery.

He also announced a one-year contract extension with Star Racing Yamaha — it’s currently Supercross-only, with an option to contest the full SuperMotocross World Championship schedule — squashing the ongoing rumors about his retirement.

Tomac delivered his latest report earlier this week via Yamaha’s “blucruofficial” Instagram page.

“It’s the beginning of November here, I just got back on the Supercross track,” Tomac said. “I’ve been on it probably four days now and before that I spent probably three and half weeks on the motocross track just building my base up.”

The 31-year-old explained that he was focusing on the “real deal” now — preparation for the upcoming Supercross season that begins Jan. 6 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

“I still feel like I’m ahead of where I anticipated. I don’t feel like I’m going to be behind at all anymore. So, I’ll be ready to go come Anaheim 1,” Tomac said.

Tomac will join longtime rival Cooper Webb and premier class rookie Justin Cooper on the 450SX Star Racing Yamaha roster.