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2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro schedule confirmed; amateur entries open on Dec 1st

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.

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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.

L to R: 2nd place, Wade Young, Sherco; 1st place, Cody Webb, KTM; 3rd place, Kyle Redmond, Beta

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.

Updates for 2016 TKO competitors: rules, schedule, row assignments

See all the document updates for 2016 TKO competitors:

2015 KENDA TKO Rules and Schedule

Rules and schedule subject to change by the organizer/promoter.

All competitors must have an AMA membership. To apply click here.

Women’s class created for 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout

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.

Rachel Gutish, TKO 2015
Rachel Gutish dominated the Women’s demonstration race in 2015. Can anybody challenge her for the win in 2016? Photo: Larry Mayo

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.

Women riders can still enter by contacting the Trials Training Center.

Amateur Class registration for the 2016 TKO opens at noon on Dec. 1, 2015

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The 6th Annual TKO will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2016.

TKO Amateur registration (online only) opens at noon CST on Tuesday, December 1. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Maximum number: 180.

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!

REMINDER:

TKO Amateur registration (online only) opens at noon CST on Tuesday, December 1. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.