The sixth annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, will take place on August 20-21, 2016. KTM’s Cody Webb (@codywebb2) won an epic battle with the UK’s Jonny Walker (jonnywalker_22) to take the 2015 TKO title. Webb will face stiff competition for the 2016 event as a huge list of the top off-road racers from around the world have vowed to challenge Webb for the largest piece of the $10,000 purse.
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, 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 2016 KENDA Tennessee Knockout:
The Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee will host the sixth annual KENDA Tennessee Knockout on the weekend of August 20–21, 2016. The event has become one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the United States, attracting some of the best racers from around the world.
Tennessee’s Mike Brown won the first two KENDA Tennessee Knockout events and California’s Cody Webb took the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2015, Webb had an epic battle with Great Britain’s Jonny Walker to take the win. Walker is arguably the world’s best Extreme Enduro racer so it was a big win for Webb. Walker said that he enjoyed the challenge and vowed to be back with his Red Bull KTM to take on Webb again in 2016. You can expect that these two riders will be joined by a large group of top off-road racers looking to conquer the tough conditions at the TKO.
The 2016 event will take place just one week prior to the AMA EnduroCross event in nearby Atlanta. So it is expected that more of the top EnduroCross riders from the west will be able to make the long trip to the east coast to compete in both events. The expert riders will again be competing for a $10,000 purse.
The top off-road racers from around the world will be invited to compete and amateur riders can race on Saturday with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, the riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly multi-round format.
Cody Webb came out on top of an epic battle with Jonny Walker to take the 2015 KENDA Tennessee Knockout win. Photo: Larry Mayo:
Jonny Walker has been almost unbeatable in 2015 but had to settle for second at the Tennessee Knockout. He said he will be back looking for a win in 2016. Photo: Larry Mayo.
Taylor Robert had a solid day, setting the fastest time in two of the Knockout rounds but an early mistake in the main event took him out of contention for the win. But he recovered to round out the podium. Photo: Ryan Brehob.
Check out this 6-minute video of highlights from the TKO pro races last Sunday:
Cody Webb came out on top of an epic battle with Jonny Walker to take the 2015 KENDA Tennessee Knockout win. Photo by Ryan Brehob:
Jonny Walker has been almost unbeatable in 2015 but had to settle for second at the Tennessee Knockout. He said he will be back looking for a win in 2016. Photo by Larry Mayo:
Taylor Robert had a solid day, setting the fastest time in two of the Knockout rounds but an early mistake in the main event took him out of contention for the win. But he recovered to round out the podium. Photo by Ryan Brehob: