Beta Confirms Gerston, Gutish and Tanke for 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout

Press Release | July 31, 2019

A strong team of riders aiming for TKO podiums

Tennessee Knockout

This is a press release from Tennessee Knockout…

Sequatchie, TN (July 31, 2019) – Beta USA has confirmed that three of their team riders will be competing at the 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout. Max Gerston will be competing in the men’s pro class while Rachel Gutish and Morgan Tanke will be competing in the Women’s class. The TKO has become the premier American Extreme Enduro and will serve as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro competition. The ninth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on August 16-18.

 Max Gerston will be aiming to improve on his fourth-place finish at the 2017 Kenda TKO.
Max Gerston will be aiming to improve on his fourth-place finish at the 2017 Kenda TKO.

Gerston is a longtime Beta USA factory rider that has won the AMA West Hare Scrambles championship to go along with several top finishes in EnduroCross and major Extreme Enduro events. His best TKO finish so far is a fourth place so he will be anxious to earn a podium finish in 2019.

Gutish has won the AOMC Women’s class at the TKO two times in the past in addition to multiple EnduroCross main event wins and is a regular top finisher in GNCC and other off-road events. She will be facing the largest Women’s field yet as there are already sixteen women entered for 2019.

 Rachael Gutish has won the TKO women's class a couple of times now and will be facing a large group of female riders in 2019.
Rachael Gutish has won the TKO women’s class a couple of times now and will be facing a large group of female riders in 2019.

Tanke has also been a longtime Beta team rider and has multiple EnduroCross main event wins to her credit along with a win at the 2017 TKO in the Women’s class. The Riverside, California native has proven her versatility with top finishes in several types of races.

 Morgan Tanke won the TKO women's class in 2017 and wants to repeat that in 2019.
Morgan Tanke won the TKO women’s class in 2017 and wants to repeat that in 2019.

The 2019 TKO will again serve as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro with the Amateur riders competing in a Friday afternoon Prologue and then two rounds or racing on Saturday. The top 30 riders from Saturday will also earn the opportunity to compete on Sunday with the pre-qualified pro riders. The pre-qualified Sunday riders earn an invite based on top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle series and events. Top-25 pro finishers from the prior year’s TKO also earn a spot on the Sunday invite list.

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 16-18 to see the worlds best racers face off against the track and each other.

There is also a Women’s class with a separate main event that will run on Saturday afternoon. This is an AMA Grand Championship class and women riders can still enter.

Mark your calendar for the weekend of August 16-18 to see the worlds best racers face off against the track and each other.
Check out the video for highlights of some of the previous Kenda Tennessee Knockout events here:

2018 Highlights: https://youtu.be/DUOE0z7q42o
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

 

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