News 24 Jan 2018

Mellross shines with trio of top 10 scores at Anaheim 2

Ever-improving Australian in the mix throughout first Triple Crown.

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51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha’s Hayden Mellross showed he will factor in the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship, scoring seventh overall in 250SX West at Anaheim 2.

The Australian stormed to 7-10-8 finishes across the three finals that made up the opening Triple Crown event of the year, adding confidence three rounds into the season.

“I had a great week of training leading into Anaheim 2 and was feeling awesome on the bike all day,” Mellross said. “I felt that with three solid starts I could run up front with the top guys. I’m extremely happy with seventh, but I know I have more to offer.”

Mellross’ improved performance at Anaheim sees him climb to 10th in the championship standings, as a result of matching his best-career finish of seventh in the main event on Saturday night.