The Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee will host the seventh annual KENDA Tennessee Knockout on the weekend of August 12-13, 2017. 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.
American Cody Webb has proven to be the dominant rider at the TKO winning the last four years after taking second the first two years of the event. Webb has faced stiff competition from international riders the past two years. In 2015, Webb outdueled the UK’s Jonny Walker, recognized as one of the best Extreme Enduro racers in the world, to take the win. And in 2016, Webb took the win over South Africa’s Wade Young, who has also won some of the best known Extreme races in the world.
Webb will be back on his FMF KTM looking to make it five in a row. 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.
The expert riders will again be competing for a $10,000 purse.
Amateur registration opens at Noon CST on Thursday, December 1, 2016. There are just 180 spots available and entries sold out in less than a day for the 2016 event so please plan to get your entry in as soon as it opens. Click here to register on Dec. 1 at noon or thereafter.
The 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO) will include a separate Women’s class to compete on Saturday. Women entries will ride a morning qualifier race that they must complete in order to race the Women’s only, multi-lap main event on a special short course in the afternoon.
The ladies will be competing for a $1,000 purse to be paid out to the top three finishers ($500, $300, $200 for first, second and third respectively). In addition, the top three finishers will be invited to compete in the Sunday expert Knockout program.
Two of the top female racers, Rachel Gutish (@rachel_gutfish) and Chantelle Bykerk (@chantellebykerk) have earned Sunday qualifications via the Saturday Amateur program in the past so they have proven that they are capable of completing the difficult terrain.
Row assignments will be automatically determined by registration order.
This year we’ll be using an online race services company that will speed things up, simplify the process, and make everything easier to manage.
So if you’ve raced the TKO as an amateur previously, or if you’re considering it for your first time, we hope to see your registration come through on or after Dec. 1 at noon. In the meantime, get out there and practice!