AMA Announces 2020 Extreme Off-Road Series

Cycle News Staff | December 7, 2019

The AMA has announced separate East and West extreme off-road series that will earn qualification spots for the Grand Championship, which will again be part of the Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO) on the weekend of August 14-16 in Sequatchie, Tennessee. The 2020 TKO will also be a part of the WESS Enduro World Championship, which will attract more of the top extreme off-road racers from around the world. Below is a release from the AMA.

The overall podium at the 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro.
The AMA has announced a new East / West Extreme off-road championship series that will earn spots in the Grand Championship event at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout. Photo: Mary Rinell

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Nine events in two qualifying series provide more opportunities to secure a spot in the 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship, the Tennessee Knockout on Aug. 14-16 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn.

The new format and additional events open up 26 more spots at the TKO.

“With this new format, more riders can qualify directly to the Saturday afternoon and Sunday races, instead of having to race their way in on Saturday morning,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. “The nine qualifying events bring extreme off-road competition to regions across the nation, and we welcome back several events to the qualifier schedule that did a great job serving as AMA State Championships in 2019.”

Riders can secure starting spots in the Saturday afternoon TKO 2 race based on their participation at any of the qualifying events. The top 10 finishers in each event move directly to the TKO 2 competition.

Additionally, the top three riders from each qualifying series — who are not on the “invited riders” list — skip Saturday’s TKO 1 and TKO 2 competitions and compete against the world’s best extreme off-road riders in the Sunday pro races.

“When we started the Tennessee Knockout event in 2011, there were just a few extreme off-road racing events taking place,” event organizer Eric Peronnard said. “Now, as we prepare for the tenth edition of the TKO, it’s great to see the popularity of these types of events growing. We are proud to be the host event for the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship.”

For more information about the 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship/Tennessee Knockout, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/extreme-off-road.

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series Schedule

  • March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
  • May 16-17: Madd Moose, Marquette, Mich.
  • July 4-5: Tough Like RORR, Tamaqua, Pa.
  • July 18-19: Fallen Timbers, Little Hocking, Ohio
  • Aug. 1-2: Battle of the Goats, Taylorsville, N.C.

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road West Series Schedule

  • Feb. 8: King of the Motos, Lucerne Valley, Calif.
  • March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
  • May 2-3: EnduroFest, Reno, Nev.
  • June 6-7: Last Dog Standing, Devore, Calif.
  • June 20-21: Stix and Stones, Kellogg, Idaho

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

  • Aug. 14-16: Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, Tenn.

 

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