Pre-Qualified Riders for 2018 KENDA Tennessee Knockout Confirmed

Press Release | May 10, 2018

Top riders from major off-road events earn free entry to Sunday Knockout Rounds

2018 Tennessee Knockout TKO

This is a press release from Kenda Tennessee Knockout…

Sequatchie, TN (May 10, 2018) – The eighth annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 18-19, 2018 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has attracted some of the top off-road racers from around the world making it one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US. American Cody Webb has dominated the race despite tough competition from the likes of Graham Jarvis, Mario Ramon, Wade Young and Jonny Walker in recent years.

Webb will be back on his FMF KTM Factory Racing machine ready to take on all challengers again in 2018. We are not sure yet which of top international riders will be back to try to knock off Webb but they have all been extended an invitation along with the top US off-road racers. They will again be gunning for a $10,000 purse.

The 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout Podium included American Cody Webb, the UK’s Graham Jarvis, and Spain’s Mario Roman. Who will take the podium in 2018? Photo: Adam Booth

The KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout uses a unique four round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The amazing Trials Training Center, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, allows for easy access to the race action.

The top five finishers at the previous TKO events have included riders from EnduroCross, World Extreme Enduro, Trials, National Enduro, GNCC, WORCS and even the Enduro World Championship. So, it is a great mix of backgrounds facing off on an extremely challenging course with a large purse on the line.

Pre-qualified riders get a free entry into the Sunday program. These riders earn an invite based top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle race series and events. Top-25 finishers from the prior year also earn a spot on the Sunday invite list. On Saturday, those riders that did not already earn an invite can challenge themselves on the course with the top finishers earning their own invite to the Sunday Knockout rounds. And new for 2018, Saturday will serve as the AMA Amateur Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro.

The following riders have earned invites directly into the Sunday competition for the 2018 KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout:

Cody Webb Kailub Russell Layne Michael
Graham Jarvis Mason Ottersberg Tanner McCoy
Mario Roman Billy Bolt Lars Enockl
Cory Graffunder Casey Satterfield Ryan Smith
Colton Haaker Pat Smage Thorn Devlin
Noah Kepple Axel Pearson Eric Yorba
Max Gerston Ricky Russell Travis Damon
Quinn Wentzel Marc Freixa Josh Strang
Mitch Carvolth Eric Rhoten Samuel Fastle
Jordan Ashburn Jarrett Mohn Eloi Salsench
Trystan Hart Josh Toth Mark Heresco
Ben Kelly Jacob Argubright Michael Witkowski
Alfredo Gomez Justin Seeds Blake Gutzeit
Ty Tremaine Andrew Putt Philipp Scholz
Thad DuVall Drew Kirby Tyler Lynn
Kyle Redmond Nick Burson Taddy Blazusiak
Steward Baylor Cory Buttrick Hiroshi Takahashi
Wally Palmer Zach Bell Nick Fahringer
Grayson Gonsalves Bryan Roper Daniel Milner
Kealoha Estrella Pascal Rauchenecker Destry Abbott
Manuel Lettenbichler Spencer Wilton Ian Blyth
Gary Sutherlin Jesse Groemm Nick Klapec
Joan Pau Segura Bruce Javellana Chuck Delullo
Josh Rooken-Smith Ricky Brabec Drew Fortner
Jonny Walker Trevor Bollinger Charles Taylor
Grant Baylor Alexander Niederer Nick Mellinger
Paul Bolton David Knight Chance Baker
Cooper Abbott Cody Miller Kekoa Estrella
Wade Young Will Presson Patrick Davis
George Kowalski Craig DeLong Bucky Hill
Travis Teasdale Brett Swanepoel Rick Burton
Geoff Aaron Justin Morgan David Cyprian
Chris Satterfield Evan Smith Nic Garvin
Taylor Robert Trevor Stewart Michael Del Fante
Russell Bobbitt Daniel Blanc-Gonnet Ryan Sipes
Ty Cullins Mike Brown Karl Davis Jr.
Ronnie Commo Tyler Kinkade Rannar Uusna


Check out video for highlights of some of the previous Kenda Tennessee Knockout events here:
2017 Highlights:
2016 Red Bull TV Tennessee Knockout show:
2016 Highlights:
2015 Highlights:
2014 Highlights:
2013 Highlights:
2012 Highlights:

For more information about the Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, please visit:


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