Kick (starting) It In Oakland

The commemorate the stop at the O.co Coliseum, the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team sported the Raiders logo on their SE3 Piston helmets.

Headed into the night show Saturday, Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac seemed off the pace in all his qualifying sessions. Once the racing began, things continued to not play in Tomac’s favor as bobbles and crashes constantly set him back in his heat race. The Honda rider tried to turn things around in the main event, however, disaster struck halfway through the race when he lost control of his bike through the whoops.

Tomac was unable to stand up on his own free will at first, and it looked as if the season might have been done for the champion…

After a couple minutes, though, Tomac was able to get his legs functioning again, and was able to walk off the track. In a text exchange with Eli yesterday he said, “I’m all good. I had a massive dead leg after the crash, but I’m out at the golf course loosening it up right now [laughs].”

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