The Cycle Trader Rock River team now exceeds over a decade in the sport of Motocross and Supercross. Recognizing talented riders from their Yamaha amateur program, CTRR provides the resources and provide a platform for riders to showcase their skills in the professional arenas of Supercross and Motocross.
2019 promises to be an exciting year for the team with a new roster of riders, and a continued relationship with sponsor Cycle Trader. Since the start of the 2014 season Cycle Trader has been an icon with Rock River as title sponsor, while providing essential support to maintain a professional presence and ensures ongoing support for years to come.
The team will again house both 450 and 250 class riders, with multiple 250 riders to compete in the East & West Lite classes in the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series and the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Series. Team riders for 2019 are Jacob Hayes, Brandon Hartranft and Ryan Breece.
Joining the Cycle Trader Rock River Team in the AMA Lucas Oil Motocross Series will be Yusuke Watanabe. Yusuke is no stranger to competition as he won the 2017 Japan MX championship on a Yamaha and will ride a YZ250F in the competitive AMA 250 class. In 2018 Yusuke made the long journey from Japan and campaigned the entire series. Getting familiarized with all the race circuits and the American cultures, was certainly a learning experience for the Japan MX Champion.
About Rock River:
Rock River has transitioned from a small single line Yamaha dealer to a prominent 250/450 professional team, their commitment to the Yamaha brand has never wavered. CTRR is now one of the largest single line Yamaha dealers in the country, and plays an instrumental role in Yamaha’s bLU cRU trackside support program. Along with the bLU cRu trackside program, CTRR oversees their own amateur team, which includes the bLU cRU amateur Elite Team. CTR focus is to provide grassroots support across the country for amateur riders starting out on Yamaha PW50’s and their entire amateur years with additional support in the transition into their professional careers.
|Date of Birth:||12/16/1993|
|Home Town:||Greensboro, NC|
|Marital Status:||Single (Girlfriend: Jayme Gervais)|
|Year Turned Pro:||2012|
|Training:||Seth Rarick - Riding, Gym, RoadBike|
|2018||2018 Amsoil AX Champion|
|Date of Birth:||7/22/1998|
|Home Town:||Bricktown, NJ|
|Marital Status:||Single (Girlfriend: Madison Hayes)|
|First Race:||2005 Raceway Park (Englishtown, NJ)|
|Year Turned Pro:||2018|
||Green Bean Casserole|
||Rap & Rock|
|Training:||Seth Rarick (road biking, mountain biking, gym)|
|2018||4th Minneapolis Triple Crown
8th OA 250 ESX, 9th OA High Point MX
|2017||California Classic 2 National Titles, 250A, Open Pro Sport|
|2016||King of the Vurb Classic Champion, Four Amateur Championships At Mill Creek MX|
|2015||AMA Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Championship|
|Date of Birth:||12/14/1995|
|Home Town:||Soma Fukushima Japan|
|First Race:||3 years old Sugo, Japan 1998|
|Year Turned Pro:||2013|
|2018||First Season in AMA 250 National|
|2017||Japan National Champion|
|2016||3rd Place in Japan National Champion|
|2015||6th Place in Japan National Champion|