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

Sequatchie, TN (June 1, 2017) – The seventh annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 12-13, 2017 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has gained a reputation as one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US and has attracted some of the World’s top racers to try to take the win. Despite stiff competition, FMF KTM Factory Racing backed Cody Webb has dominated the TKO for the last four years. In 2016, he topped South African Wade Young and in 2015, he won an epic battle with the UK’s Johnny Walker.
 
Webb and Young are both expected to be back along with several of the world’s top off-road riders that have earned an invite directly into the Sunday Knockout rounds. They will all be gunning for a piece of the $10,000 purse. The event will again feature a Red Bull TV feature show, adding to the prestige of taking the win.
 
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 facility 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 events. 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.
 
The following riders have earned invites for the 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout.

  • Cody Webb
  • Wade Young
  • Colton Haaker
  • Kyle Redmond
  • Cory Graffunder
  • Max Gerston
  • Steward Baylor
  • Mike Brown
  • Noah Kepple
  • Ben Kelly
  • Graham Jarvis
  • Quinn Wentzel
  • Cory Buttrick
  • Mitch Carvolth
  • Alfredo Gomez
  • Josh Strang
  • Nick Klapec
  • Mario Roman
  • Wally Palmer
  • Grant Baylor
  • Ty Tremaine
  • Travis Bollinger
  • Russell Bobbitt
  • Kailub Russell
  • Marc Freixa
  • Pat Smage
  • Nick Fahringer
  • Trystan Hart
  • Thad DuVall
  • Andrew Putt
  • Jonny Walker
  • Jordan Ashburn
  • Alexander Niederer
  • Ty Cullins
  • Billy Bolt
  • Logan Bolopue
  • Pascal Rauchenecker
  • Craig DeLong
  • Taddy Blazusiak
  • Wyatt Hart
  • Ricky Brabec
  • Jesse Groemm
  • Robby Bell
  • Ricky Russell
  • Karl Davis Jr.
  • Manuel Lettenbichler
  • Paul Bolton
  • Jacob Argubright
  • Drew Higgins
  • Dalton Shirey
  • Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
  • Tyler Kinkade
  • Layne Michael
  • Eric Rhoten
  • Ryan Smith
  • Nick Fahringer
  • Justin Wallis
  • Samuel Fastle
  • Eloi Salsench
  • Hiroshi Takahashi
  • Taku Izumi
  • Mike McGinnis
  • JoJo Bowden
  • Jobel Coronado
  • Chris Satterfield
  • Casey Satterfield
  • Will Presson
  • Cooper Abbott
  • Taylor Robert
  • Drew Fortner
  • Destry Abbott
  • Ryan Sipes
  • Ian Blyth
  • Philipp Scholz
  • Kevin Dupuis
  • Joseph Wasson
  • Ryder Lafferty
  • Justin Seeds
  • Josh Rooken-Smith
  • Hunter Neurwirth
  • Josh Toth
  • Gary Sutherlin
  • Dylan Macritchie
  • Blayne Thompson
  • Rannar Uusna
  • Geoff Aaron
  • Tegan Temple
  • Zach Love
  • Ronnie Commo
  • Chance Baker

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American Cody Webb (center) took the 2016 KENDA Tennessee Knockout win over South Africa's Wade Young (left) and Kyle Redmond (right). All three are planning to be back to compete again in 2017 along with a long list of top off-road racers. Photo: Future7Media. 

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Riders try to negotiate one of the difficult waterfall sections during the 2016 TKO. Photo: Future7Media. 

Check out the 2016 Red Bull TV Tennessee Knockout Show here:
https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1QAU6F7C92111/recap-slick-and-muddy?playlist=AP-1QAU6F7C92111

2016 Highlights

  • 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 or Alison@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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Would be amazing. A lot of those guys were pre-qualified last year but weren't allowed to run since it was an American event. Ran into Graham there and that was what he said anyway.

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Ya IMO thats a world class hard enduro list and I think we in NA are long over due for this.

Looking forward to this and maybe getting some of the EU dudes if they make it over to get out to the PWN for some sessions :)

 

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Had two buddies go out and run TKO last year, this year the amateur signup maxed out in just a few minutes. Kinda glad lol. 

There is a "warmup" 2 weeks before at Brushy Mountain Motorsports Park in Taylorsville, NC. The Battle of the Goats Extreme Enduro. Tyler and crew at the park have spent a lot of time mapping out what looks to be one hell of a course. Not TKO tough, but not a walk in the park either. 

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Guys, I am brand new to thumper talk and saw that a few of you guys were talking a little bit about the TKO.  I made the pre-qualified list this year and I couldn't be happier.  If you haven't been to this event and live anywhere nearby then you should certainly check it out.  Here's a link to a few videos of what we are doing to get ready for this years race...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7QmgalysgTejKaLJdPawvw

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Freshened up #696 Noah Kepples suspension yesterday on his 2018 GasGas and he is off to Tennesee.

Long drive from San Diego.

Last year took 8th place on a KTM with our EnduroCross set up. This year we put together a set up specific for TKO and he is happy, so hoping for a better finish in 2017.

Good luck to you "I will press on" definitely a challenging event.

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1 hour ago, daled said:

WHAT.....!!!......NO TADDY ON THAT LIST...!!!!!!

Taddy is on the list. He won't be there, but he's on the list along with every other pro off-road rider in the nation they could think of. Not to mention every pro and national expert trials rider. Seems like a bit of a long list to me and I say that with my son's name listed! But I guess they're just trying to attract as many riders as they can. 

 

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On 8/8/2017 at 6:29 PM, ccullins said:

Taddy is on the list. He won't be there, but he's on the list along with every other pro off-road rider in the nation they could think of. Not to mention every pro and national expert trials rider. Seems like a bit of a long list to me and I say that with my son's name listed! But I guess they're just trying to attract as many riders as they can. 

 

Is Ty heading out?  That is sure a bucket list race for me, Craig offered to even take my bike this year.  Maybe next year....provided I even ride again.

See ya in Vegas.  

 

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On 6/2/2017 at 9:53 AM, StretchASU said:

Had two buddies go out and run TKO last year, this year the amateur signup maxed out in just a few minutes. Kinda glad lol. 

There is a "warmup" 2 weeks before at Brushy Mountain Motorsports Park in Taylorsville, NC. The Battle of the Goats Extreme Enduro. Tyler and crew at the park have spent a lot of time mapping out what looks to be one hell of a course. Not TKO tough, but not a walk in the park either. 

Ran it this year and tyler is a mad man. it was brutal and most likely harder then TKO. I'll be at TKO but just watching.

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