The 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha team have re-signed Hayden Mellross for the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross series. Mellross, who finished eleventh in the 250SX West division this year, has spent the previous two seasons with the squad.
“The future looks bright,” Mellross said in a press release. “I’m very excited to be back on the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha team. We’ve spent the last two seasons building a strong relationship together and I’m excited to continue that partnership into the new year.” Craig Monty, the team manager, echoed those thoughts. “The team is looking forward to having Hayden back for 2018,” he said. “We’ve watched him mature as a rider throughout the past few seasons and believe he has what it takes to reach our team goals this year. We are ready to see him aboard the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha YZ250F once again.“
After struggling with injury through the first part of the Monster Energy Supercross series, Mellross registered some consistent finishes towards the end of the season. A seventh in Seattle was his best finish.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Sean Ogden