Supercross’ Eli Tomac ready to return

Cortez native 100 percent healthy, set to compete this weekend

Cortez native Eli Tomac soars through the air during a Supercross event in Indianapolis on March 1. After missing several races with a collerbone injury, Tomac is set to return to action this weekend. Enlargephoto

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Cortez native Eli Tomac soars through the air during a Supercross event in Indianapolis on March 1. After missing several races with a collerbone injury, Tomac is set to return to action this weekend.

After a an up-and-down 2013-14 Supercross season that was hampered by injuries, Cortez native Eli Tomac was looking forward to the outdoor season.

In the weeks leading up to the season’s first outdoor event, however, Tomac broke his collarbone and has been sidelined ever since.

Finally healthy and excited to compete, the professional motocross star will make his outdoor season debut on June 28 at the Muddy Creek Raceway in Tennessee.

“I’m really close to 100 percent,” said Tomac in a quote released by Gieger Media Global. “I feel 100 percent on my motorcycle right now. Come Saturday, I won’t have any issues.”

The 2013 motocross champion in the 250cc class, Tomac will race full-time in the 450cc class this year against the world’s top riders.

“I’m going to go out there and go for it,” said Tomac. “At this point, I don’t have anything to lose. I won’t do anything stupid and not finish, but I’m definitely going for podiums and wins now.”

“The whole year has not been normal for me,” said Tomac. “Hopefully, after this time off I’ve had, I can finally put the hammer down to end the season. I’m definitely excited to be back out there.”

After racing in Tennessee this weekend, Tomac plans to compete in Buchanan, Mich., on July 5 before traveling to Washougal, Wash. to compete in an event on July 26.

Tune into NBC at 4 p.m. ET for the 450cc Moto 2.