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Vital MX - 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha's 2017 Supercross roster will consist of Tyler Bowers and Hayden Mellross. Scroll down for the full press release.
Livingston, CA. (December 19, 2016) - Tyler Bowers has become one of the most recognizable 250 riders with his aggressive riding style, history atop the podium including a 250 Supercross win, and multiple (4x) Arenacross Championships. 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha Racing Team is proud to add the talented rider to the team in 2017.
“I’m excited to join 51FIFTY and the bLU cRU!” says Bowers. “I’ve been riding and testing with the team for several weeks now and the bike is really strong. Right out of the gate I noticed how great the bike handled and was impressed at how well the team works together. I see great potential in the team and expect, working with our staff, to elevate the team as whole and put myself in position up front where I know I belong.”
“Tyler has an aggressive riding style, and is someone who will put up a fight for race wins,” states Team Manager Craig Monty. “That’s a great quality for a racer and an attribute that’s important to the rest of the team. This is our 6th year in the Supercross series and we continue to grow with each season. We have Hayden Mellross back (#62) and we’re fired up to have a rider of Tyler’s caliber join the team.”
Watch for Bowers, his new number (#52), and the Yamaha YZ250F whenever he’s approaching a rider in a bowl turn, blitzing through the whoops and on the podium in 2017.
The 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha Racing Team is pleased to announce the return of Hayden Mellross for the 2017 Supercross season. After a breakout rookie season, the team is excited to have Hayden back with a solid year of Supercross experience under his belt.
In addition to a great Supercross season stateside with several top finishes, Hayden came within a 45 seconds of winning the Australian 250 SX title this past winter. Hayden dominated the series needing only an 8th to clinch the title when he was beset by a mechanical issue while in 2nd place with a lap to go. He’s back and hungry for revenge. Hayden trains with former Yamaha Factory racer Tim “Red Dog” Ferry and has honed his skills over the past year entering the ’17 season more confident and prepared.
“I’m stoked to return to the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha team,” says Hayden. “We had a solid rookie season together and it’s nice to be back with all the familiar faces. I’m fired up for this year and ready to keep the pre-season momentum rolling into Anaheim.”
“Having Hayden back on the team is huge for us“, states Team Owner Carlos Vieira. “He’s grown tremendously as a rider and we’re excited to continue to push forward in the sport together. We’ve got a great team this year, and with added support from Yamaha and our other sponsors, we’re set to have a break out year as team.”
Cheer on Mellross and his #64 Braxton Edwards-tuned Yamaha YZ250Fat the 51FIFTY Energy Drink semi truck and throughout the Supercross season starting at the opener in Anaheim, California on January 7, 2017.