News 25 Jan 2017

Mellross plans to move forward after further disappointment

West Coast 250SX contender shrugs off minor hand injury.

Source: Supplied.

Australia’s Hayden Mellross will enter this weekend’s fourth round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship under an injury cloud following an incident at Anaheim 2 last weekend.

The 250SX western regional contender’s main event woes continued in Anaheim after qualifying through his heat race with a strong fifth place finish behind teammate and former multi-time AMSOIL Arenacross champion, Tyler Bowers.

Mellross found himself tangled in a first-turn collision between multiple riders, damaging his bike and his hand in the process, eventually forcing the Young native to retire from the race marking his second DNF of the season.

“Each week my heat races have been going really well, and I’m showing these guys that I can run up front,” said Melrros. “Unfortunately, in the main, we collided and I went down hard on my hand and my bike was pretty bent. The hand is damaged somewhat but I’ll be at Phoenix next weekend.”

Mellross was unable to register a main event result at either of the two Anaheim rounds for 2017 following an electrical malfunction at the season opening round on 7 January while running in third place.