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Brian Pierce’s Seat Time photo epic: 2014 TKO

Brian Pierce, Seat Time

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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

 

Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro featured in January Dirt Rider magazine

TKO feature in Dirt Rider magazine Jan. 2012

The January 2012 issue of Dirt Rider magazine has a feature on the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro held this past August here at the TTC.  (See a pattern here?) Sean Finley at Digital Throttle put this PDF together to give you a glimpse. Here’s an excerpt:

Given the worldwide popularity of hard enduro, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro was proof that with the right organization, a good format, a difficult course and support from the top riders such an event can successfully be held on American soil. The rocky terrain surrounding the Trials Training Center was on par with the difficulty level of most hard enduros, and almost as soon as the event was over, the riders, teams and spectators were buzzing about a future edition of the race.

The article is available via a print or digital subscription to Dirt Rider magazine here.

Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro featured in Dec. Dirt Bike magazine

TKO feature in Dirt Bike Magazine Dec. 2011

The December 2011 issue of Dirt Bike magazine has 3 pages devoted to the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro held this past August here at the TTC.  Sean Finley at Digital Throttle put this PDF together to give you a glimpse.  Excerpt:

When you think about extreme enduros and nasty off-road racing, Europe usually comes to mind. Here in the United States we’ve seen events like Last Man Standing and some National Enduros get pretty brutal, but for years the U.S. extreme off-road race scene has been dead. The inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro (TKO) in Sequatchie, Tennessee, brought extreme off-road racing right here to the States. It was rocky, it was brutal and we hope it is here to stay.

The article is not available online but you can get it by subscribing to Dirt Bike magazine here.

Cycle News features the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

Last week’s Cycle News (Sept. 7 issue) featured the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro (TKO) in a 6-page feature titled TKO for Brown (pages 102-107) with many photos. An excerpt:

Cycle News TKO article 2011Brown led every lap of the final. He blasted to the front right off the start and opened up a small lead. Knowing any small mistake could mean disaster Brown rode conservatively and chose his lines carefully every lap.

Webb, however, had nothing to lose and went after Brown. The Beta rider had fallen in the first turn and was hammering it around the course. His aggressive riding style carried him right up to Brown late in the race. But when he was within striking distance on the last lap, Webb tipped over, which was just enough to give Brown some breathing room and eventual win.

After nearly 40 minutes of racing, Brown was happy to see the checkered flag. “Was tougher than anything I have ever done,” Brown said. “At the halfway mark, I thought I would not be able to finish, but I was leading so I kept pushing.”