Whibley and Ashburn IN for 2012 Tennessee Knockout

Cycle News Staff | August 14, 2012

Sequatchie, TN (August 13, 2012) – Paul Whibley and Jordan Ashburn are two of the hottest riders in the GNCC series and both have confirmed that they will be back to compete in the 2012 KENDA Tennessee Knockout. Whibley, the current GNCC Championship point’s leader and 2009 champion finished fifth in the 2011 TKO and proved to be a contender in the “Extreme Enduro” conditions found at the Trials Training Center. Jordan Ashburn, the former GNCC XC-2 Champion from Tennessee rode incredibly strong last year to finish sixth at the TKO.

“The KENDA Tennessee Knockout is a really tough event and Paul’s incredible fitness will allow him to compete for the win and Jordan is excited to compete in his home state again” stated Randy Hawkins, the AmPro Yamaha team owner and off-road racing legend. “They both learned a lot by competing last year and expect to fight for the win”.

If you are one of the prequalified riders and plan to participate, please email Catherine.Bedley@trialstrainingcenter.com to confirm your participation and hold your spot.  Please include your name, bike brand, number and AMA card number.  Please send the email by August 15th.

Unqualified Expert/Pro and amateur riders can race on Saturday with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, the riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four round Knockout format.

Here is a peak at some of the action from the 2011 event:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB6461AFVHk

For more information about the 2012 KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, fueled by Monster Energy, please visit: http://tennesseeknockoutenduro.com/

For general information, please contact: Ashley@trialstrainingcenter.com

Expert rider registration, please contact:  Catherine.Bedley@trialstrainingcenter.com 

For Experts race information, please contact: EricPeronnard@aol.com

For Sponsorship information, please contact: Sean.Finley@digitalthrottle.com