News 7 Apr 2017

West Coast 250SX series set to resume in Seattle

Australia's Reardon and Mellross return to racing this weekend.

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The 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship West Coast 250SX contenders will return to the track this weekend for round 14 in Seattle.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill leads the charge into this weekend’s event as the series leading red plate holder in the hotly-contesed category.

Heading into the mid-season break on a winning-streak of four main events, Hill will carry positive momentum into the round as he shoots for his first-ever professional championship number one plate.

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger currently sits second overall behind Hill, the former main event winner looking to bridge the 21-point gap between himself the the Kawasaki rider.

In third position and just four points behind Plessinger, Troy Lee Designs GoPro Red Bull KTM’s Shane McElrath entered the break scoring just one-point at Arlington due to a mechanical issue and will be looking to return to the front after leading the series in its early stages.

This weekend’s Seattle event also marks the return of our Australian 250SX contingent featuring Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Dan Reardon and 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha’s Hayden Mellross.

Reardon currently leads the Australian charge in the West Coast 250SX series holding down seventh overall in points with a season-best main event finish of fifth position.

Mellross, hailing out of Young in New South Wales, sits further down the championship rankings in 18th position after an up-and-down season due to injury and mechanical issues.

Coming off the injured list for Seattle will be Troy Lee Designs GoPro Red Bull KTM’s Mitchell Oldenburg after missing multiple rounds due to a broken collarbone sustained at the San Diego event.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner will sit out this weekend’s event due to a recently sustained hip injury, it’s unknown exactly when the impressive rookie will return to racing.

GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin has also been ruled out of the Seattle round following a practice crash this week, the multi-time 250 Class motocross champion is expected to return at the Salt Lake City round.