KHI Management, founded by NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick, continues to expand its stable of elite athletes and celebrities by signing a multi-year agreement to represent 10-year-old motocross prodigy Ryder DiFrancesco.
DiFrancesco, a Bakersfield, Calif., native currently rides a KX 65 for Kawasaki Team Green and is a member of Team Dunlop Elite, one of the most prominent amateur motocross sponsorship programs in the United States. In fact, DiFrancesco is the best amateur motocross rider in America in his age division with nine national championships in 2015 alone.
His multiple 2015 amateur national championships include a title at the prestigious AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, two national titles at the GNC International Motocross Final, two championships at the Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross National, two at the California Classic Championship and a pair at the James Stewart Freestone Spring National Championship.
"KHI Management is thrilled to expand its portfolio of elite athletes by branching into the world of motocross, and the younger generation, with a champion like Ryder DiFrancesco," said Harvick. "Very few athletes win nearly every time they hit the track, court or field, but Ryder is one of those rare competitors. He has done more in 10 years than most riders do in an entire career. Ryder DiFrancesco is the future of motocross."
DiFrancesco, who maintains a 4.0 GPA, won every national event he entered last season, and will continue to compete at premier amateur motocross national events across the country this year.
"I think it's really cool getting to work with KHI Management because I get to work with Kevin Harvick," DiFrancesco said. "He is from my hometown and is a very fast NASCAR driver, which is awesome."
DiFrancesco joins a roster of KHI Management athletes and celebrities that includes: UFC's top-ranked female bantamweight fighter Miesha Tate, UFC's No. 2-ranked men's lightweight fighter Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, PGA golfer Jason Gore and country music artists Jake Owen and Matt Stillwell.