At the 2019 Monster Energy Cup, SmarTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda’s Malcolm Stewart and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo entered the third and final main event tied with four points apiece. After Tomac won the first race (third in second race for 1-3 moto scores), Stewart won the second (third in the first race), and Cianciarulo recorded a pair of second-place finishes, the overall win (but not the million dollars) was still up for grabs.
Once the final gate dropped, Cianciarulo and Tomac battled back and forth throughout the entire ten-lap race. They took the Joker Lane on different laps to create even more drama, but Cianciarulo eventually came through with the first 450 checkered flag of his career, taking the overall win as well. Tomac finished 1-3-2 for second overall and Stewart finished 3-1-3 for third overall on one of the closest battles at the Monster Energy Cup.