Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki has named Ryan Holliday as the amateur motocross supervisor for the esteemed Team Green program. Holliday will take charge of the proud and successful Team Green motocross racing program, now entering its twenty-eighth year.
Holliday comes to Kawasaki with a great understanding of amateur motocross racing and a charisma that will move the program forward. For the past three years, he has worked at the AMA, overseeing amateur events such as the AMA Motocross National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s and the Lake Whitney Spring Classic. In 2008, Holliday also took on the responsibility of becoming the Director of racing for the AMA Motocross and ATV series.
“His racing history and managing experience with the AMA makes him a well-rounded choice for the position,” said Team Green Manager Reid Nordin. “His enthusiasm and drive will bring new and fresh ideas to the department. With Ryan, I feel we can continue our great commitment to amateur motocross, while continuing our progress as the best program available.”
As a young racer, Holliday always wanted to be a part of the highly-regarded Team Green program, even if it was outside his racing career. Eventually Holliday earned his degree in Journalism with a concentration in Business Administration, while working with MX Sports during his tenure at West Virginia University.
“Coming to work at Kawasaki is definitely a thrill,” said Holliday. “Kawasaki was always the team that the kids wanted to be a part of when I raced. Even just talking with Reid (Nordin), you can tell he’s very passionate about the program and it makes me that much more excited to join the team.”
Holliday will start in mid-October with his first major amateur event at the Winter National Olympics in Gainesville, Fla. at the end of November.
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