News 9 Jan 2018

Mellross ‘ready for more’ following solid Anaheim result

Top 15 provides a platform for Australian ace to build upon.

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Australian talent Hayden Mellross was satisfied with his 13th-place finish at Anaheim 1’s opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Western Regional 250SX series, lining up for the first time since sustaining internal injuries locally.

Mellross, back with the 51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha team for 2018, missed the majority of the Australian Supercross Championship late last year, but made the gates at A1 and soldiered on for a convincing result.

“Overall it was a decent night for me and the team,” Mellross commented. “We had a good run in practice and were able to transfer straight from the heat to the main. From there we had some good battles on the track and ultimately took home a strong top 15.

“There’s some room for improvement, I’ll continue to get into race-shape as it’s been several months since I’ve lined up, but I’m excited to leave Anaheim healthy and ready for more.”

Paired with experienced American Kyle Chisholm – 10th at the opener – for this season, Mellross will look to capitalise on his experience gained at Anaheim as the series heads to Houston, Texas, this Saturday for round two.