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Kenda Tennessee Knockout Ranked Fourth in the Top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World by DirtBikes.com

DirtBikes.com recently polled some of the top off-road racers to determine the top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World.

And the Kenda Tennessee Knockout is in good company as number four on the list and the only US event to make the top ten, many people might prefer to ride an e-scooter, but after watching this they might change their minds.

Austria’s Erzberg Rodeo, one of the original Extreme Enduro events, tops the list followed by Romania’s Romaniacs. The Sea to Sky event from South Africa is number three on the list with the TKO next in line ahead of some well-known and well-established events.

Thank you to the riders and DirtBikes.com for the positive feedback.

Check out the full story here:

The Top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World; With a little help from some of the top off-road racers in America, we rank the 10 best extreme enduros around the globe.

Watch Red Bull TV’s hour-long coverage of the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout Enduro

The Kenda Tennessee Knockout is one of the toughest off-road races in America and Red Bull TV shows you just how brutal the event is. Nearly 200 riders started the competition and only 13 of those qualified through the eliminations races to compete in the main event. American Cody Webb rode his KTM to the win for the fourth time in six years but there was a lot of spectacular action on the Tennessee rocks and hills.

Check out Red Bull TV’s full one hour feature on the 2016 TKO titled “Recap: Slick and Muddy:”

Results for the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT:

  1. Cody Webb, KTM
  2. Wade Young, Sherco
  3. Kyle Redmond, Beta
  4. Ben Kelley, KTM
  5. Cory Graffunder, KTM
  6. Steward Baylor, KTM
  7. Max Gerston, Beta
  8. Noah Kepple, KTM
  9. Mike Brown, Husqvarna
  10. Quinn Wentzel, KTM
  11. Cory Buttrick, KTM
  12. Nick Klapec, KTM
  13. Wally Palmer, KTM
American Cody Webb put in a dominant performance at the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout but it was not easy. Check out the Red Bull TV feature to see just how tough it was. Photo: Future7Media
Husqvarna’s Mike Brown is a former two-time winner of the TKO and he was a factor again in 2016. Photo: Future7Media

The 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout will take place on August 12-13 at the Trials Training Center.

2016 TKO race coverage: articles

Cycle News
Cycle News
Dirt Rider
Dirt Rider
enduro21.com
enduro21.com
Red Bull
Red Bull

2015 KENDA Tennessee Knockout video highlights

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:

Cody Webb, 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:

Jonny Walker, 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:

Jonny Walker, Photo by Larry Mayo

Full race recap here and results here.

Brian Pierce’s Seat Time photo epic: 2014 TKO

Brian Pierce, Seat Time

Seat Time podcast

Brian Pierce at the offroad moto-journalism site Seat Time alerted us recently to one of his photo epics that he put together late last year on the 2014 TKO.

It’s not just a collection of a couple dozen terrific photos of the event arranged in a single linear gallery. He spices things up with witty and informative commentary throughout.  And he finishes it up with a YouTube video at the bottom.

Brian said he’ll be back at the TKO in August so he can create another photo epic for 2015. (Some of the competitors featured in his 2015 X Games Endurocross photo epic that he published last month will be at this year’s TKO.)

Click here to view the entire 2014 TKO Photo Epic:

Seat Time 2014 TKO photo epic