Peter Mel­ton

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In Novem­ber, for­mer mo­tocross and su­per­cross leg­end PETER ‘REG­GIE’ MEL­TON died while rid­ing on a mo­tocross track west of Bris­bane. It is be­lieved he suf­fered a heart at­tack. In a long ca­reer, Mel­ton won three Aus­tralian Mo­tocross ti­tles, four Aus­tralian Su­per­cross ti­tles and 17 Queens­land cham­pi­onships. In 1990, he formed part of the Marl­boro Yamaha Dealer Team, rid­ing along­side Craig Dack. Mel­ton, from Aca­cia Ridge in Queens­land, later rode for Team Kawasaki and took a keen in­ter­est in coach­ing young­sters in his sport.

(Photo by Rosco Holden).

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