Hayden Mellross has wrapped the 2018 Australian Supercross Championship in second plce overall after a nail biting battle for the title with eventual winner Jay Wilson last Saturday night.
After qualifying fastest the DPH Motorsport rider finished third overall with a (5-3-3) result at the Monster Energy AUS-X Open, the final round of the championship, but with Wilson finishing sixth it wasn't enough to haul in the eleven points needed to overcome the deficit.
"I wanted that championship so much, but it just wasn't to be," Mellross lamented. "In the end, just six points separated myself and Jay (Wilson) and he rode well from the start, so congratulations to him and his team. As for me, I think I had a strong second half to the season, but the broken toes really took a toll on my points tally. I want to thank the entire DPH Motorsport family for having me back again this supercross season. It really is like a family, and they helped me, along with Marty, to adapt to the FC250 so quickly."