Amateur entries open on November 30, 2017
This is a press release from Tennessee Knockout…
Sequatchie, TN (November 21, 2017) – The Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee will host the eighth annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout on the weekend of August 18-19, 2018. The TKO is recognized as one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the United States, attracting some of the best racers from around the world.
Cody Webb, arguably the best American Extreme Enduro racer, has been challenged by many of the best U.S. and international riders and has still managed to take the TKO title five years in a row. In 2017, the UK’s Graham Jarvis challenged Webb but had to settle for second. In 2016, South Africa’s Wade Young put up a good fight, but he, too, finished second behind Webb. In 2015, it was the UK’s Jonny Walker that pushed Webb extremely hard but ultimately followed Webb to the finish. Spain’s Mario Roman, and top American’s such as Taylor Robert and Kyle Redmond had joined Webb on the podium but have not been able to take him down.
Webb will be back on his FMF KTM aiming for his sixth straight TKO win in 2018. Any rider that finished in the top 25 on Sunday at the 2017 TKO will be qualified directly into the 2018 TKO Sunday program. In addition, the top off-road riders from other major U.S. and International racing series and events will be invited directly into the Sunday program.
The Sunday format will again feature a multi-round Knockout format that is challenging for the riders and very spectator friendly. The expert riders will be competing for a $10,000 purse.
Saturday will be open to the first 250 amateur entries. The top 30 finishers from Saturday will earn a spot in Sunday’s expert program.
Check out video for highlights of some of the previous Kenda Tennessee Knockout events here:
2017 Highlights: https://youtu.be/z8-RuVTbXjQ
2016 Red Bull TV Tennessee Knockout show: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1QAU6F7C92111/recap-slick-and-muddy?playlist=AP-1QAU6F7C92111
2016 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJfGKieHOYQ
2015 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Yqa9Uh-nw
2014 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZQAsUa1rk
2013 Highlights: http://youtu.be/VqJZnQBdTZ8
2012 Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moyylu0KN68&feature=plcp
For more information about the Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, please visit: http://tennesseeknockoutenduro.com/
- For general information please contact: Catherine.Bedley@trialstrainingcenter.com
- For Expert rider race information please contact: Eric@ericperonnard.com
- For Sponsorship information please contact: Sean.Finley@digitalthrottle.com