Kawasaki Motorcycle Racing
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) announced that Reid Nordin, a 25-year veteran of the company, and the current manager of Kawasaki’s Team Green amateur racing program, has also been named to manage all of the company’s professional racing programs, effective immediately. Nordin, who becomes senior race team manager, will continue to oversee the amateur program.
Mike Fisher will continue to manage field activities for the Kawasaki professional motocross/supercross effort.
Prior to taking over the Team Green program in 2001, Nordin, who was formerly an active off-road racer, had served as a test development technician in Kawasaki’s Research & Development group and had also been an off-road supervisor with the Team Green program.
Kawasaki’s amateur program has been a proving ground for many of the nation’s top off-road racing talent. The list of successful professionals that have come from Team Green is long, including three of the most recognized racers currently on the professional circuit, Ryan Villopoto, Blake Baggett and Dean Wilson.
Reid Nordin says: “I’ve had the privilege to work with numerous riders as they were growing into their professional careers. This will be an interesting and challenging transition for me, and I’m looking forward to keeping Monster Energy Kawasaki on the podium.”