Although 450 rookie, Eli Tomac ( 3),
has finished on the podium this year,
it has mostly been famine for the kid
from Cortez. Blame it on a nagging
shoulder injury. Tomac is a future star.
It was apparent early on in Ryan
Villopoto’s quest for a four-peat that
the champ had lost some steam. RV
(1) has favored consistency rather
than throwing caution to the wind in
order to win. Regardless, Villopoto is
king of the 450 class.