CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha has signed Colorado privateer Killy Rusk to contest the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Rusk will replace the injured Josh Hill, who will miss the remainder of 2015 while recovering from injuries sustained at Daytona Supercross.
“I‘m extremely grateful for the opportunity everyone at CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha is giving me,” Rusk said.” I’m really excited and ready to get the best finishes of my career this outdoor season.”
In 2015, Rusk made nine of seventeen main events in Monster Energy Supercross finishing a season high fifteenth at Santa Clara. Last season, Rusk finished nineteenth overall in 450MX. His best finish was a thirteenth twice.
“The addition of Killian to the team has been really exciting for us. We really wanted to give someone an opportunity to concentrate on their riding and let us do the rest,” said team manager Christina Denney.” To us, it wasn’t about having the biggest name under the canopy, but about finding someone that fits the team best; and Killy just seemed to be that guy. The philosophy has worked in the past; I look at what Alex Martin has been able to do since joining us back in 2013. The possibilities are endless.
Rusk will make his debut for the team at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener on May 16 at Hangtown.