Rock River Powersports Owner Mike Duclos felt helpless when his first amateur rider went pro a few years ago and saw the need for a stepping stone program that would help carry his amateur riders through a successful transition into the professional ranks. That is the underlying foundation of the Rock River Powersports team. To provide Rock River’s Yamaha amateur riders a place where as amateur riders they could get their feet wet and go on to earning a ride with an established team.
The Rock River Powersports Team is a true privateer effort in every way and is definitely run based on their love of the sport. No one on the team gets paid, and all the riders pay their own way for transportation and travel. Basically, we offer our riders a professional look and feel, some support, and recognition.
Another huge thing the Rock River Powersports Team offers is Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories to every Yamaha racer in the pro pits at all 17 Rounds of the Monster Energy Supercross series and 12 rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross series at a special Pro Parts price.
For 2011 The Rock River Powersports Team has Jeff Alessi, Jarred Browne and Weston Peick riding 2011 YZ450Fs as well as Drew Yenerich, Seth Caldwell and Alex Millican on 2011 YZ250Fs.