250 Words: Las Vegas

250 Words Las Vegas

May 7, 2012 5:30pm

The 2012 Supercross season is over and after many years of playing second fiddle to the green guys, the GEICO Honda team captured both East and West titles and then just to put a stamp on the season, went out and dominated in Vegas.

Eli Tomac won the West main event and teammate Justin Barcia won the East main event as well as the Dave Coombs Sr East-West Shootout in a great race with the only guy that seemed to be able to go his pace, yep-you guessed it, Tomac. It was an awesome year for the team and the folks at Feld Motorsports rewarded them deservedly with Team of the Year and Mike Larocco as Team Manager of the Year at the season ending awards ceremony.

But as is our custom in this sport, we quickly congratulate the winners and then move on and ask, “What can you do for an encore?” Which we’ll see shortly with Hangtown coming up.

It was a clean sweep for Justin Barcia in Vegas.
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Last year the green guys took the top three spots [in the Nationals] in the points and dominated the season like never before in history. With GEICO moving away from Pro Circuit for their exhausts and motor work help, these two teams are set up to be rivals like no other. The GEICO guys have the horses to match up with Pro Circuit and it’s going to be great to see if they can step up their game outside.

But for now, let’s sit back and give the guys at GEICO some golf claps, it’s been a season that you can only dream about for them.

Tomac finished second behind Barcia in the East-West Shootout, but did take the victory in the West Region finale.
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