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Rock River Powersports Grants Clint Quesinberry's AMA Supercross Dream

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Jarred Browne's K&N supported bike was ready to go and once the nagging injuries heal, so will be Browne. Photo by Vurbmoto.
Jarred Browne's K&N supported bike was ready to go and once the nagging injuries heal, so will be Browne. Photo by Vurbmoto.
As the winner of the "2011 Team Manager Award," Christina Denny has established she has a polished knack for resourcefulness. In her position as team manager for Rock River Powersports located in Jefferson, Wisconsin, those skills have served the team well. As a newly formed team, 2011 reset the bar for the young professional motocross team on several levels. Along with Denny becoming the first woman ever to be honored with the manger of the year award, team rider, Alexah Pearson won the rookie of the year.
2011 Team Manager Award winner, Christina Denny and part of her team walk the track at St. Louis Supercross. Photo by Vurbmoto.
2011 Team Manager Award winner, Christina Denny and part of her team walk the track at St. Louis Supercross. Photo by Vurbmoto.


In 2012 Denny has added yet another talent to her resume, as fulfiller of dreams, specifically, Clint Quesinberry's dream. "As a participant and huge fan of the sport I feel that there are many things that go unseen to the public world of motocross racing," remarked Quesinberry. "I always wonder about all the behind the scenes action of what the riders and teams go through throughout the week, and on race day, to make it all happen. I feel that there's a lot we are missing as fans and I wanted to see more of what I was missing."

According to Denny, Vurbmoto offered Quesinberry the opportunity to choose a team to follow around for a day at the St. Louis Supercross event and Quesinberry choose Denny. "After obtaining the internship with Vurbmoto to work in the media industry for the day at St. Louis SX, I thought it would be awesome to see if I could see the team side of things as well. I thought it would make for a great story for Vurbmoto and also a great experience for me as well," Quesinberry told K&N News.
Seth Caldwell's bike stands along with his Rock River Powersports teammates. Photo by Vurbmoto.
Seth Caldwell's bike stands along with his Rock River Powersports teammates. Photo by Vurbmoto.


"I have always wanted to work for a team, but do not have the skills to be a mechanic. I wasn't sure what other jobs teams have, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to find out. I got in touch with Christina and pitched the idea of following her team for the day to see everything that they do. She thought the idea was great and was more than willing to let me follow the team around and she included me in pretty much everything throughout the day. The insight I gained was great! I would be in heaven to just wash the bikes for a team like hers. I can't stress enough about how welcoming Christina and the entire team were. I have nothing but the upmost respect for them. I hope that I have a chance to work with the team again in the future, with Vurbmoto or any other way."

Rock River Powersports team mission statement is essentially to support riders from their PW50 years through their 450 Supercross years. Rock River's program does not focus on a single rider, although winning a title would be a dream for the team, they are more interested in helping young talent step into the professional ranks and make a career out of racing. Few things shine a more positive light on not only Rock River and Vurbmoto, but the entire Supercross series, than fulfilling an enthusiastic fans dreams and sharing the exuberance.
Team mechanic, Steven Doss, taking a bike through inspection. Photo by Vurbmoto.
Team mechanic, Steven Doss, taking a bike through inspection. Photo by Vurbmoto.


Does she now entertain the notion of fulfilling more dreams? "Yes, I would certainly do this again," said Denny. "Giving someone from the outside an opportunity to experience a day at the races is an excellent opportunity to grow this sport. The more that people get to see the ins-and-outs of racing, the better, and what it can do for our team is limitless. All it does is help promote our team, riders and sponsors in a different light. Giving any chance to market and promote those who help our team is what I look for, along with giving Clint the chance to live out a dream as well."

Now in the middle of their 2012 Supercross season Denny reflects about her team, "Despite the injuries that both Jarred Browne and Ben LaMay have gone through, I couldn't be happier. We are having a tough time getting through to the mains every week, but not for lack of trying. It is super stacked and everything has to line up perfect to make it through to one of those 20 spots on the gate."

"Currently we are moving forward and getting bikes ready for MX," adds Denny. "We are going to continue the SX Series all the way through Vegas. We are excited to have the addition of WMX rider, Amanda Maheu."

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