"I definitely had to earn this one," Tomac said. "The night starts and in the first 10 feet of the first heat I get totally cleaned out by some random rider. I fall down and hear 50,000 people go 'ooohhh' and I thought to myself, 'What an awesome way to start the season.' So it's off to the LCQ and I'm like, 'Man, this is a lot of pressure.' But it all turned out good.