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Pre-Qualified Riders for 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout; Top riders earn free entry to Sunday Knockout Rounds

The seventh annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 12-13, 2017 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has gained a reputation as one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US and has attracted some of the World’s top racers to try to take the win. Despite stiff competition, FMF KTM Factory Racing backed Cody Webb has dominated the TKO for the last four years. In 2016, he topped South African Wade Young and in 2015, he won an epic battle with the UK’s Johnny Walker.

Webb and Young are both expected to be back along with several of the world’s top off-road riders that have earned an invite directly into the Sunday Knockout rounds. They will all be gunning for a piece of the $10,000 purse. The event will again feature a Red Bull TV feature show, adding to the prestige of taking the win.

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, World Extreme Enduro, 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 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout.

Cody Webb
Wade Young
Colton Haaker
Kyle Redmond
Cory Graffunder
Max Gerston
Steward Baylor
Mike Brown
Noah Kepple
Ben Kelly
Graham Jarvis
Quinn Wentzel
Cory Buttrick
Mitch Carvolth
Alfredo Gomez
Josh Strang
Nick Klapec
Mario Roman
Wally Palmer
Grant Baylor
Ty Tremaine
Travis Bollinger
Russell Bobbitt
Kailub Russell
Marc Freixa
Pat Smage
Nick Fahringer
Trystan Hart
Thad DuVall
Andrew Putt
Jonny Walker
Jordan Ashburn
Alexander Niederer
Ty Cullins
Billy Bolt
Logan Bolopue
Pascal Rauchenecker
Craig DeLong
Taddy Blazusiak
Wyatt Hart
Ricky Brabec
Jesse Groemm
Robby Bell
Ricky Russell
Karl Davis Jr.
Manuel Lettenbichler
Paul Bolton
Jacob Argubright
Drew Higgins
Dalton Shirey
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
Tyler Kinkade
Layne Michael
Eric Rhoten
Ryan Smith
Nick Fahringer
Justin Wallis
Samuel Fastle
Eloi Salsench
Hiroshi Takahashi
Taku Izumi
Mike McGinnis
JoJo Bowden
Jobel Coronado
Chris Satterfield
Casey Satterfield
Will Presson
Cooper Abbott
Taylor Robert
Drew Fortner
Destry Abbott
Ryan Sipes
Ian Blyth
Philipp Scholz
Kevin Dupuis
Joseph Wasson
Ryder Lafferty
Justin Seeds
Josh Rooken-Smith
Hunter Neurwirth
Josh Toth
Gary Sutherlin
Dylan Macritchie
Blayne Thompson
Rannar Uusna
Geoff Aaron
Tegan Temple
Zach Love
Ronnie Commo
Chance Baker

Pre-Qualified Riders Confirmed for 2013 KENDA Tennessee Knockout

Top pro riders from all major series get free entry to Tennessee Knockout

TKO-Kenda-AMA-2013_Logo-800wSequatchie, TN (May 13, 2013) – The third annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, fueled by Monster Energy and presented by Moose Racing will take place August 17-18, 2013. KTM’s Mike Brown won the event the first two years and is planning to be back to again claim the biggest piece of the $10,000 purse. Brown is fresh off a dominating performance at the opening round of the 2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series so he looks ready to defend his title in his home state of Tennessee. But you can be sure that he will face stiff competition from top riders from all disciplines.

The top five finishers at the 2012 TKO included riders from EnduroCross, Trials, National Enduro and GNCC racing. So it is a great mix of backgrounds facing off on an extremely challenging course with a large purse on the line.

Riders are pre-qualified based on earning a qualifying spot in the main event at previous Tennessee Knockout events as well as finishing in the top 10 in the following during 2012:  EnduroCross Expert Championship, AMA/NATC National Trials Pro Championship, GNCC XC1 Championship, AMA National Enduro Pro Championship, WORCS Pro-1 Championship, OMA Expert Championship. In addition to the list below, riders in the top five in the above championships on August 1, 2013 will also earn a pre-qualified position. The promoter may also select top riders from around the world as wild card entries with free entries to the Sunday Expert race.

  • Mike Brown
  • Cody Webb
  • Russell Bobbitt
  • Paul Whibley
  • Nick Fahringer
  • Jordan Ashburn
  • Colton Haaker
  • Taylor Robert
  • Steward Baylor
  • Pat Smage
  • Taddy Blazusiak
  • Kailub Russell
  • Michael Lafferty
  • Bobby Garrison
  • Andrew Delong
  • Rory Mead
  • Robby Bell
  • Keith Wineland
  • Shane Klimek
  • Thad DuVall
  • Ryan Abbatoye
  • Bryan Roper
  • Aaron McKnight
  • Charlie Mullins
  • Jesse Groemm
  • Gary Sutherlin
  • Justin Soule
  • Karl Davis Jr.
  • Scott Watkins
  • Brad Bakken
  • Eric Storz
  • Zach Ingram
  • Chris Bach
  • Josh Strang
  • Logan Bolopue
  • Kyle Redmond
  • Tyson Emery
  • Nathan Kanney
  • Grant Baylor
  • Andrew Oldar
  • Cory Graffunder
  • Zach Love
  • Brett Zofchak
  • Takeshi Koikeda
  • Shane Hufford Jr.
  • Kyle Summers
  • Bailey Tucker
  • Geoff Aaron
  • Dustin Gibson
  • Alex Bedley
  • Dennis Jonon
  • Garrett Edmisten
  • Cory Buttrick
  • Timmy Weigand
  • Phil Smage
  • Kevin Rookstool
  • Bobby Prochnau
  • Kurt Caselli
  • Wally Palmer
  • Michael Williams
  • Destry Abbott
  • Jason Thomas
  • Max Gerston
  • Graham Jarvis

Unqualified Expert/Pro 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 four round Knockout format.