AOMC Partners With Tennessee Knockout

Press Release | July 19, 2018

AOMC Provides Increased Purse for Women’s Class – $2,000 purse for the top three ladies

2018 Tennessee Knockout TKO
2018 Tennessee Knockout TKO

This is a press release from Tennessee Knockout…

Sequatchie, TN (July 19, 2018) – Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company (AOMC) is one of the premier motorcycle dealerships and parts/accessories/gear suppliers in the country. The West Virginia based company has partnered with the Kenda Tennessee Knockout to provide an increased purse for the Women’s class for 2018. The women will be aiming for an AMA Grand Championship #1 plate and a $2,000 purse. The winner will take home $1,000. The top three finishers will also earn the opportunity to compete in Sunday’s pro class.

Indiana’s Rachel Gutish won the women’s class in 2015 and 2016 and California’s Morgan Tanke took the number one plate in 2017. A lot more women have already signed up for 2018 so it should be an exciting event. The women will compete in a Saturday morning qualification round and then their main event will take place on the short course on Saturday afternoon.

“We are really excited about getting involved with the Tennessee Knockout,” said Jamin Jones, the AOMC CEO. “We have heard a lot of great feedback about the TKO from our customers and feel that it is a great event to help grow the interest in Extreme Offroad racing in the US.”

Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company (AOMC)
 Indiana's Rachel Gutish is a two-time winner of the Women's class at the TKO and plans to be back again in 2018 after missing the 2017 event due to injury.
Indiana’s Rachel Gutish is a two-time winner of the Women’s class at the TKO and plans to be back again in 2018 after missing the 2017 event due to injury.

The eighth annual Tennessee Knockout (TKO) will take place on the weekend of August 18-19 with the amateur riders chasing the AMA Grand Championship on Saturday and the pro riders competing on Sunday. The TKO has become one of the premier off-road events in the United States, attracting the top US and international riders. The 2017 TKO podium included American Cody Webb, the UK’s Graham Jarvis and Spain’s Mario Roman.

You can learn more about Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company (AOMC) here:

The TKO, hosted at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, is a two-day event with the top riders pre-qualified into the Sunday racing. Those riders earn an invite based on top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle 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 Sunday racing uses a unique four round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The course layout provides a lot of great spectator locations with some unbelievably challenging terrain for all four Knockout rounds. Mark your calendar for the weekend of August 18-19 to see the worlds best racers face off against the track and each other.

Check out video for highlights of some of the previous Kenda Tennessee Knockout events here: 

2017 Highlights:
2016 Red Bull TV Tennessee Knockout show:
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2015 Highlights:
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2013 Highlights:
2012 Highlights:

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