Race News & Updates

Post Race Update - 04/12/2015 - California Classic - San Bernardino, CA - WMX

Hey everyone!

Round 3 was yesterday at Glen Helen. I had much better preparation coming into this race and was starting to feel a lot better on the bike. Practice and qualifying went well. I qualified fastest.

Moto 1, I got a bad start which isn't normal for me. I made some quick passes and by then end of lap 3 I was up to second, but the leader had checked out. I started reeling the leader in when I stalled it. I went back to 6th but with only a lap to go and was only able to get back to 5th. I was disappointed, another silly mistake cost me once again.

Post Race Update - 04/11/2015 - Houston, TX - Supercross

The 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series resumed this weekend with Round 14 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The West Coast Region of the 250 SX Class returned to the track after an 8-week hiatus and the action picked up right where it left off in San Diego back in February. Alex Martin kept busy during the long break in the series and relocated to the Tallahassee, FL area to train at the hallowed ground of the Carmichael Farm. He looked forward to putting his revised program to the test against the best 250 SX riders in the world in Houston.

Post Race Update - 03/28/2015 - St. Louis, MO - Supercross

The 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series hit St. Louis, Missouri this weekend for Round 13 of the Series. The Edward Jones Dome, home of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams, hosted this week’s race and 58,552 fans turned out for a glimpse of the top riders in the world. Luke Renzland was forced to sit out last week’s race in Detroit after a practice crash, but returned this weekend recovered and ready to go. Nick Desiderio also attempted to ride after a crash in Detroit, but complications throughout the day kept him out of the Night Program for the most part.

Post Race Update - 03/22/2015 - James Stewart Spring Championship at Freestone Raceway - Amateur MX

The Horton Racing & CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha Amateur MX teams had a good weekend at the James Stewart Spring Championship at Freestone County Raceway located in Wortham, Texas. The competition kicked off Monday, March 16th and lasted through Saturday, March 21st. Horton rider Cole Barbieri dominated the 450 B class taking first in both rounds and overall. He also had an impressive 2nd overall in the 250 B class. Ryan Surratt also took a podium spot with a 3rd overall finish in the 450 A class.

Post Race Update - 03/21/2015 - Detroit, MI - Supercross

The CycleTrader/Rock River Yamaha Race team had quite a rough go of things at the Detroit SX this weekend.

Both Luke Renzland and Nick Desiderio had tough crashes during practice that kept them both out of racing the Night Program. Renzland suffered a hematoma on his leg from his crash and Nick Desriderio has a contusion on his chest.

At this point, we expect both riders to make speedy recoveries and return to action this weekend in St. Louis!

Post Race Update - 03/07/2015 - DaytonaBeach, FL - Supercross

The sunny shores of Daytona Beach, Florida hosted Round 10 of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross this weekend and the race took place on the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway. Always a unique round, the track is constructed on the grass infield of the NASCAR circuit and the race is held alongside various other 2-wheeled events during Daytona Beach’s famous Bike Week. Josh Hill, Luke Renzland, and Nick Desiderio all spent the week in Florida prior to the race in order to prepare for the challenging course that the Daytona SX traditionally presents.

CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha joins forces with Horton Racing for Amateur MX

CycleTrader.com and Rock River Power Sports are proud to announce their partnership with the Horton Racing Team for 2015. With deep roots in the sport, Rock River Power Sports has supported both amateur and pro riders for numerous seasons and looks to elevate their involvement in the amateur side of racing via the elite Horton Racing Team. Founded by David & Lexy Horton and based in Cleburne, Texas, the Horton program was established in order to support top-level amateur riders on their journey to the professional ranks.

Post Race Update - 02/28/2015 - Atlanta, GA - Supercross

The Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta hosted the second of two rounds of Monster Energy/AMA Supercross with Round 9 of the Series this weekend. Attendance was up by a few thousand spectators as compared to the previous weekend with 55,537 cheering on the riders at the special edition “Retro SX.” We were joined by some members of the CycleTrader.com corporate team this weekend, and showed them around throughout the day.

Post Race Update - 02/21/2015 - Atlanta, GA - Supercross

Round 8 of the 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series took us to Atlanta, Georgia for the first of two back-to-back races at the Georgia Dome. Always a popular stop on the tour, the Atlanta races serve as a ‘home race’ for the team, as most of our operations are based just up I-75 in Acworth, Georgia. The pit party was buzzing and 51,023 fans made their way to the home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.

World Cup Ski Racers Love MX - Racer X

CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha’s Alex Martin has some big time fans in Sarah Schepler and Resi Stiegler of the US ski team. Sarah will compete in both Giant Slalom and Slalom events at The World Championship Ski Races at Beaver Creek, Colorado, being only the 3rd time this prestigious event held on US soil. She does a great fun impression of Ryan Dungey podium speeches and is starting her 7-year-old son, Lasse, on the MX journey this summer knowing the benefits of cross training from MX to ski racing.

Post Race Update - 02/07/2015 - San Diego, CA - Supercross

Round 6 of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross kicked off this past weekend in San Diego in its new venue—PETCO Park. The race drew a sold-out crowd of 42,017 fans and also hosted a special Military Appreciation Night. The team bikes were outfitted with special edition snow camouflage graphic kits to honor the troops. Numerous service members were on hand for the special evening, and FELD Motorsports did a great job of recognizing our country’s heroes during opening ceremonies.

CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha adds Josh Hill to the team for the remainder of the 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series

CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha has added Josh Hill to the team for the remaining 11 rounds of the 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series. Hill’s addition is effective immediately, and he will make his team debut this weekend at Round 6 of the series at PETCO Park in San Diego, California. Beginning the year with a privateer effort, Hill has shown real promise in his performances and most recently scored a 10th Overall finish at Anaheim 3 this past weekend.

Post Race Update - 01/31/2015 - Anaheim, CA - Supercross

The Monster Energy/AMA Supercross series completed the last of three races at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California this weekend with Round 6 of the circuit. 43,441 spectators were on hand to witness another great race in the unofficial home of Supercross. Coming off last weekend with a career-best finish (3rd in Oakland), Alex Martin looked to continue his early season momentum and strong position in the overall points. The Feld Motorsports Track Crew added a unique feature this weekend in Anaheim; an elevated start pad that rose the starting gate roughly 8 feet above the stadium floor.

Post Race Update - 01/24/2015 - Oakland, CA - Supercross

Round 4 of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross series took us to Oakland, California and the home of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders – the O.Co Coliseum. 47,671 fans made their way through the turnstiles and witnessed a historical night for the entire CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha team as Alex Martin recorded a career best finish, a 3rd Overall in the 250 SX Main Event! Martin has elevated his racing to the next level in his second full season with the team, and we are more proud than ever to have him as a part of our program.

Post Race Update - 01/17/2015 - Anaheim, CA - Supercross

The Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series landed back in Anaheim, California this weekend for Round 3 at Angel Stadium. Another impressive crowd of 40,718 fans came out to witness the racing at the “Capitol of Supercross,” and what promised to be another action-packed Saturday at the races. 450 Class rider Ben LaMay looked to turn his bad luck from the first two rounds into a positive night by earning his way into the Main Event. Alex Martin, also coming off a rough weekend in Phoenix, hoped to get back his stride and pick up where he left off from Round 1 at Angel Stadium.

Post Race Update - 01/10/2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Supercross

Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, Arizona played host to Round 2 of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series this weekend with 49,672 fans in attendance. 450 SX rider Ben LaMay was looking to improve upon his Round 1 performance after some bad luck left him out of the Main Event. 250 SX contender Alex Martin rolled into Phoenix sitting in 8th position in the season point standings, and hoped to have another strong performance in the highly touted West Division class.

Post Race Update - 01/03/2015 - Anaheim, CA - Supercross

The 2015 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series kicked off in traditional fashion in front of a sold out crowd in Anaheim, California! For the 5th year in a row, a crowd of 45,050 fans was on hand to witness the first stop of the 17-round circuit. 450 SX Rider Ben LaMay and 250 West SX Rider Alex Martin both looked to successfully kick of the year after a long offseason of grueling preparation and testing.

Timmy Badour Joins The CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha Amateur Support Program

Johnson Creek, Wisconsin – September 8, 2014

Rock River Powersports is very proud to welcome Timmy Badour as the newest addition to the CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha Amateur Support program. The highly touted amateur prospect and Michigan native joins the team after an impressive showing at the 2014 Amateur National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. Badour finished 2nd Overall in both the 450 B & Two-­‐Stroke B/C 16+ classes, while recording an impressive four holeshots out of the six motos he raced.


Luke Renzland is part of a new breed of amateurs. Whether they train at a training facility such as MTF, Club MX, GPF, or one of the many others, or have a private facility, these riders begin training for supercross and a professional career at a young age. Renzland, who hails from New Jersey, moved to GPF at a young age so that he could ride in the winter. A few years later, he and his family moved to Florida and brought in Dream Traxx’s Jason Baker to build a beautiful facility. Now 19, Renzland, a muliti-time champion at Loretta’s, will be moving on to supercross in a few months.

CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha Race Team 2014 AMA Motocross Season Wrap-Up

Saturday, August 23rd ended the 2014 Lucas Oil/AMA Pro Motocross season. The CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha Race team started the series with three riders: Ben Lamay in 450, Alex Martin in 250, & Cody Gragg kicking off his 250 rookie season. Two more Rookie 250 riders were added by the end of the season with Greg Gehrer finally recovering from a year long injury and Luke Renzland arriving after an impressive showing at Loretta Lynn's, winning the 450a Class National Championship.


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