Supercross, Anaheim, CA: The Monster energy
supercross season is about to begin the 2014
season. This year Killy has moved up to the 450
class and will be racing the all new Yamaha YZ450F. Support
through Yamaha Racing and Team Rockwell / Firepolice,
Killy hopes to have a break out year. He feels his
speed should allow him to run with the best in the world
and believes the bigger bikes works well with his
riding style. If you are at any of the races
please feel free to stop by the Rockwell rig.
T-shirts are available, well as the full line up of
Rockwell Watches and RRD Products
Tooele, UT, AMA
Outdoor Nationals: Long day with highs and lows for Rockwell
watch rider Killy Rusk. A super rough track and a
bike problem the number 66 struggled a little in
qualifying but he did qualify straight to the main
event. First moto he was able to get an inside
gate but the line took him straight into the yellow
course markers. The pack headed into the corner
into a giant cloud of dust with no visibility.
Rusk worked his way forward but lost his front end in a
corner in the back end of the track on lap 5. He
got going again and worked his way forward but by that
time everyone was gone. After Moto one Rusk became very
sick but lined up for moto two but was only able to make
a few laps before he headed to the asterisks medic
unit. He received treatment there and should be
ready to go for next weekend.
Next week at Lake Elsinore Rusk will be moving up
to the 450 class to give it go against racers like Reed,
Villopoto, Dungey and Stewart. Should be a fun
experiment and on the 450 he should not be so limited by
HP. See you there! Rob and Killy
Las Vegas Monster Energy
Cup: 14th overall and an 11th in
the final moto against the top riders in world. 2013 is
the breakout year.
Elsinore, CA. - Rockwell /
FirePolice rider Killy Rusk after skipping the
last three rounds of the series was back in action
for the final round of the AMA Motocross
Nationals.First moto he had himself a mid pack
began working his way forward but in corner three
slid out and went down. He picked his bike off the
ground and got going around the 39th position. Rusk put
his head down and charged. Picking off riders,
sometimes two and three a lap as he made his way
forward. His lap times were right there with the top
guys as he worked his way through the pack. By the
end of the moto he made his way all the way up to
15th when disaster struck with only 200 yards to go.
As he went to
of the last table-tops before the finish his bike
sputtered and came to a stop. With the longer lap
times and heat of Elsinore, he simply ran his bike
out of gas. Even with bike topped off after the
parade lap the tank did not have enough gas to make
the entire length of the GP style race. The result,
losing ten positions, 6 points and pushing his bike
all the way back to the pit in 100 degree heat by
himself while his crew and AMA look frantically
around the track for him.
Second moto Rusk started next to the
newly crowned champion Blake Bagget. Both not
getting the start they wanted. Rusk started working
his way forward eventually finishing in 18th right
behind the rider who go the holeshot inthe
Finish- 19th overall
Killy Rusk is proudly supported by:
Rockwell Watches, FirePolice, Rusk Racing Decals,
Core Oil Field Services, Dedicated Athletics,
Hinson, LeoVince, Fastheads, Race Tech, No Toil,
Dunlop, AXO, TCX Boots, No Limit MX Racing,
Handlebar Motorsports, Torq1 Racing, Leatt, RK
chains, Excel, Stealthworks, Utopia, Renthal,
Wiseco, RECMX, All Balls Racing, Bell Helmets, Novik
Gloves, SDG seats, Maxum Petroleum, VP Fuels,
Brownlee Racing, Matrix Concepts and EVS
Rockwell rider Killy Rusk finished 15th overall at
the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross
Championship held at Washougal MX Park. With an
enviromentally friendly pit setup (Ford Focus rental
car) that was well suited for the scenic
pacific northwest track Rusk was set for the
Rusk qualified inside the top twenty and was able to
secure himself an inside gate for the long fast
start. Heading into the first corner he was able to
sneak his way around and move forward. Heading up
Horsepower Hill he was able to pass multiple riders.
Coming by the
in the 17th spot. As the moto progressed he moved into
the 15th position. While chasing down 14th Rusk had a
small tip over and was able to remount not losing any
positions but he did lose a little bit of time ending
the moto in 16th spot.
Moto two Rusk was able to pull a little better start
coming around the mechanic area in 14th positon. He stay
there for much of the race. As the laps counted down he
made a couple small mistakes letting Baker by and ending
the moto again in the 16th position.
At the present time Rusk will not be traveling back
east for the next three rounds. Any teams needing a fill
in rider can contact Killy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
250 Motocross Class
1 Justin Barcia 1-2
2 Eli Tomac 2-3
3 Blake Baggett 6-1
4 Marvin Musquin 3-4 KTM
5 Ken Roczen 4-7 KTM
6 Blake Wharton 7-6
7 Justin Bogle 9-5
8 Wil Hahn 5-10
9 Ryan Sipes 8-8
10 Jason Anderson 10-9
11 Malcolm Stewart 11-11 KTM
12 Jessy Nelson 13-13
13 Travis Baker 14-15
14 Martin Davalos 18-12
15 Kellian Rusk 16-16
16 Alex Martin 12-36
17 Tevin Tapia 17-17 KTM
18 Jake Canada 38-14
19 Ivan Tedesco 15-37
20 Dakota Tedder 19-19
Killy Rusk is proudly supported by: Rusk
Racing Decals, Core Oil Field Services, Rockwell
Watches, Team FirePolice, Dedicated Atheletics,
LeoVince, Race Tech, No Toil, Fastheads, Dunlop, AXO,
TCX Boots, No Limit MX Racing, Handlebar Motorsports,
Torq1 Racing, Leatt, RK chains, Excel, Stealthworks,
Utopia, Wiseco, RECMX, All Balls Racing, Brown
Motorsports, Bell Helmets, Novik Gloves, SDG seats,
Maxum Petroleum, VP Fuels, Brownlee
Racing, EVS and Ted Campbell
Special Thanks to the Butler Brothers for getting
Killys bike from Millville to Washougal as well a
special thanks to Jason Potter!!
Mechanicsville, MD. - The AMA Motocross series
headed to world famous Budds Creek Raceway. Rusk Racing
Decals, High Desert Services rider Killy Rusk #84 qualified
the 28th spot.
First moto he had himself a mid pack start and started
working his way forward, on lap one he ran into a down rider
and went down himself. He picked his bike off the ground,
stopped in the mechanics to get area few adjustments but had about 10 seconds
just to catch the tall end of the pack. Once he got going
he was around 39th position, Rusk put his head down again
and charged. Picking off riders, sometimes two and three
riders a lap he made his way forward. His lap times were
right there with the top 10-15 guys as he worked his way
through the pack. By the end of the moto he made it his
past 17 riders ending in the 22nd position just outside of
Second moto Rusk started in 18th position. While working
his way forward he ran into some road blocks along the
way. Having a hard time getting around some riders he
finally made the pass and finished in 16th.
Result: Killy Rusk #84 22nd & 16th = 20th overall
5 points toward his national number. 9 points so far 26th
in series standing
Killy Rusk is proudly supported by: High Desert Services,
Rusk Racing Decals, Core Oil Field Services, , Rockwell
Watches, FirePolice, LeoVince, Race Tech, Dedicated
Athletics, No Toil, Dunlop, AXO, TCX Boots, No Limit MX
Racing, Handlebar Motorsports, Torq1 Racing, Leatt, RK
chains, Excel, Stealthworks, Utopia, Wiseco, RECMX, All
Balls Racing, Brown Motorsports, Bell Helmets, Novik
Gloves, SDG seats, Maxum Petroleum, VP Fuels, Brownlee
Racing, Fastheads and EVS. Special thanks to new sponsors Dedicated
Athletics, Fastheads and Novik Gloves
RACE REPORT: Lakewood,
CO. - The AMA Motocross series came to
Lakewood Colorado. Rusk Racing Decals, High Desert
Services rider Killy Rusk #84 started the day with a
very impressive qualifying effort.
Putting a top 15 lap time in the first session he was
feeling good on the rough Thunder Valley track. In the
second session Rusk dropped an additional 2 seconds
landing him in the 13th spot to transfer directly to the show.
First moto he had himself a mid pack start and
started working his way forward, then on lap two he
washed his front wheel out and ended up picking his
bike off the ground. He was unable to remount until
the entire pack had passed. Once he got going he was
around 38th position with a spark Rusk put his head
down and charged. Picking off riders, sometimes two
and three riders a lap he made his way forward. His
lap times were right there with the top 10-15 guys
as he worked his way through the pack. Being a
Colorado kid, the high altitude air worked to his
advantage and by the end of the moto he found
himself in 18th, moving ahead 20 positions.
Second moto Rusk was running in the teens all moto,
then disaster happened and he puncture a front tire.
He was able to keep it going till the end of the
moto but had a few scary moments as the tire was
washing out over the jumps. He even tried to keep
the photographers on their toes as he scambled them
over the finish line jump with a crazy ride through
the yellow course markers. Even with the flat tire
Rusk was able to salvage a 21st pace finish.
Due the the long haul back east Killy will not be
racing High Point this weekend. He will hopefully
return to the series for Budds Creek.
Result: Killy Rusk #84 18th & 21st = 21st
Killy Rusk is proudly supported by: Rusk Racing
Decals, Core Oil Field Services, High Desert
Services, Rockwell Watches, No Limit MX Racing,
FirePolice, LeoVince, Race Tech, No Toil, Dunlop,
AXO, TCX Boots, Handlebar Motorsports, Torq1 Racing,
Leatt, RK chains, Excel, Stealthworks, Utopia,
Wiseco, RECMX, All Balls Racing, Brown Motorsports,
Bell Helmets, Novik Gloves, SDG seats, Maxum
Petroleum, VP Fuels, Brownlee Racing and EVS
Anaheim, CA. - Monster Energy Supercross 2012:
Rockwell/FirePolice, Rusk Racing Decal rider Killy Rusk #84
headed into Angel Stadium confident after making the main
event in Oakland. Qualifying in 20th position his lap times
were right there with the top players of the class. A crash
in the third practice session put him in the Asterisks
medical truck waiting to get clear to ride. Although little
banged up he wanted to race.
Heat 1: Rusk had good gate pick. He rounded the first turn
and was able sneak his way into 10th. From there he worked
his way forward putting pressure on 5th in the final lap. He
finish 6th inches away from 5th at the finish line.
With a 11th gate pick for the Main Event he was looking for
an inside gate. From the inside he was able to avoid
the first turn crash and headed into the whoops around 15th.
He started charging his way forward and worked his way all
the way up to the top ten. A slide out in a corner put him
facing the wrong way on the track and cost him a couple of
positions. He rebounded and started going forward again
closing in on Sipes for the 11th spot on the final lap. Rusk
collected a 12th place finish his best result to
date. "Each week is a learning experience and I feel
like I am moving forward each week. Can't wait for San Diego
next week". says Rusk.
Rusk is proudly supported by: Rockwell/FirePolice
Team, Rusk Racing Decals, Core Oil Field Services, LeoVince
Exhaust, AXO, Brown Motorsports, Bell Helmets, Maxum
Petroleum, Race Tech, No Toil, TCX Boots, No Limit MX
Racing, Handlebar Motorsports, Braun Entertainment, Leatt,
RK chains, Excel, Stealthworks, Utopia, Wiseco, LeoVince
Carbon Fiber, Torq1, Edge Products, 1 LAW, Wiseco, EVS,
Hinson, Dunlop, Motul and RecMX
Nov 2011: Killy Rusk
Rusk will be lining up at Anahiem 1 ready aboard his
Honda. Team announcement coming soon.
July 2011: Killy Rusk Leaves AG
After this weekend at Spring Creek, I have officially
discontinued any and all relations with AG Motorsports.
This decision did not come lightly and is one that I wish
I did not have to make. It was decided that it was in my
best interest to move on and seek a healthy environment to
pursue my dreams. I have a great support system with my
family, agent, trainer and sponsors I would not be
here without all them. I am 100% confidant in
my abilities and my new program. I believe everyone in
this new program has my best at heart. As these new plans
start to take shape, I have decided to take the next
several weeks off to regroup, and get used to my new Honda
CRF250 and will rejoin the AMA Pro Nationals at the final
round in Pala, CA.
I would like to thank all my sponsors Dragon Racing Fuels,
Fly Racing, EVS, PR2, Rocket Exhaust, No Toil, Leatt, TCX
Boots, Utopia Optics, GoPro, LeoVince, No Limit MX and
Allen Picard for supporting me in this decision and I look
forward to the working with everyone for years to come.
May 2011: After a couple weeks of being on
the road and racing both Hangtown and Freestone Killy sits
21st in points. Mechanical problems
have plague the opening
rounds. A hole in the clutch cable caused problems for
Hangtown. This caused the clutch to go out in the
first moto. We got it fixed but had the adjustment
wrong for the second moto which caused some serious clutch
slippage. Chalk that up to dad mechanic.
Freestone started off a little rough. The first moto Killy
got stuck in a first turn pile up leaving him in 39th coming
around corner number 2. He put his head down was up to
20th by lap two or three. He continued on and made
passes every lap and ended up with a 13th as the checkers
flew. Moto 2 was looking pretty good as he had a
better start mid pack. He worked his way up to 18th
then his motor cut out causing him to go down over the back
table top. He tried restarting but the bike would only
go 5 feet and die. So he parked it next to a tree and
headed back to the pit via a fans golf cart. Just like
when he was on 50's dad went and found the bike.
Somethings never change.
Oct 8 2010: The
number 60. After a long season Killy Rusk earn the national
number of 60. A big accomplishment for the first year
professional racer. Things are looking bright for Killy and
he will begin training for the supercross season shortly.
Look for the number 60 racing in the 250cc lites class at a
supercross near you. Thanks again to all our loyal customers
for helping him get this far.
5/21/2010 Wortham, Tx Freestone AMA National:Wow,
hot and ruff with 35 minutes just pounding laps. All
in all a great weekend, although the first moto had some
issues. The second or third lap in his goggle lens got
knocked out by a rock! So he rode a lap without goggles then
I was able to get him in and get a new pair on him.
But this sent him back to dead last with about 10 seconds
just to get up to the last place guy. Argh!
Once he got going he started clicking off laps and his laps
times got better and better. Putting in his fastest lap with
only 3 laps to go. Pourcel got around him so I put out
a pit board that said "latch on". He read it and
actually did it! He stayed with Pourcel the rest of
the race and just starting chugging up thru. Second
place was behind him and I know he did not want to get
lapped by him so he put his head down and stayed with
Pourcel right up to end. You even see him almost
cross the finished line with Pourcel at the end (of course
Pourcel was in cruz mode). I think he wanted his lap
back. But luckily the Moto was over because I
sure his fuel would not have made another lap.
Moto two was good he stayed in about the same spot the whole
way. bounced between 17 and 16 the whole time.
Tried to catch and pass Lemoine for the 15th spot but was
not able to make that stick. 18th overall. Got points,
guaranteed entry for the rest of the season and hopefully a
2 digit number by supercross season. Skipping the next two
rounds and will head to Denver next. True privateer,
just a dad and son out racing.
5/21/2010 Hangtown Sacramento, CA: All in all not a bad day. Killy Qualified
for the main which was all we were really going for. He
laid down some good lap times in the qualifying. He needs
get a couple of seconds faster to get a better start gate.
I think once his nerves settle that will come.
Moto-wise good start gate and good jump on the line would
be nice. Second moto he had a great jump on Morias but
Anstie came over and bump him which sent him staight
toward the inside hey bales. Killy however was determined
and never let off and it sent him flying. He got up with a
missing front fender and was going to get going again but
his front number plate was dangling. When he got to me
they had red flagged the race. So I had to run out on the
track find his fender bolt it back on for the second
start. I do think that most riders would have called it a
day right there. But he did not give up and was determined
to give it another go.
The second start almost did exactly the same thing. This
time he back off before hitting the bales and ended up
with last place start. He did work his way back up and was
battling with Borkenhagen, Les Smith and Nicoletti.
However his top shock bolt fell out on the lastlap and
caused him to DNF. However, I'm told our bad gate
pick got him some TV time.
Things we learned:
Start gate key
wire shock bolt
qualifying times are very key
He's close just few things to work on.
5/5/2010: Finally back home in New Mexico.
Out of the rat race of so cal!! Home for a few
weeks freshening up and getting ready for Killy's debut at the 2010 AMA Pro
Nationals. Killy got his new number from AMA Pro
Racing so we had to get all his bikes switched over.
Weird looking 185 on his bikes. Probably will take a
little while getting used to the new number. We will
be heading back to CA in around the 7th of May to train with
some for the KTM guys and test some suspension. Thanks
to everyone for helping Killy live the dream.
The Rusk Clan and night out on the town
1/24/2010: We will be heading out on the road next
week. Killy is all healed up from the crash at Day in
the Dirt. We will be heading to Phoenix first to ride
with Ted Campbell of LeoVince. We will then head
to California to work with Brandon Beabout. We will be
either staying at Perris Raceway or Milestone.
Graphics will be shipped from these locations.
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9/24/2009 Mia Report on
Vurbmoto: click here for Vurb interview with Killy
8/1/09: Disaster stikes!!! After week of
phenomenal riding Killy went down in the finals at
Ponca. Killy was carrying first and seconds into his
finals at Ponca City and was sitting really well for overall
championship. Then the disaster hit. While on
the fourth lap of finals he was making a pass for second
when his rear wheel slid out just as he went up the face of
the double after the over under tunnel. It had rained
about 1/2 inch the night before and his race was first on
the line in the morning. The track was pretty slick
but everything was going good. He was making the pass
just as he came out of the tunnel so he was going in a
little faster then usual causing his rear wheel to break
loose. The impact of the crash resulted in a broken
Unfortunately Killy was not able to attend Loretta
Lynn's a major bummer for this season. However
the break did not require surgery and he should be back on
the bike mid September.