Cory Graffunder (@corygraffunder), Steward Baylor (@slbaylor5), Cory Buttrick (@cb_121), Mike McGinnis (@mcginnis404), and Wild Wally Palmer (@wildwallypalmer) are all confirmed among the Sunday pre-qualified riders. Joseph Bartziokas and SRT owner Craig Thompson (@srtoffroad) will be competing on Saturday looking to qualify for the Sunday racing.
Graffunder has been a top finisher at the TKO before and Steward Baylor is a former National Enduro Champion who is capable of a top result in the tough Tennessee terrain. Buttrick is a solid competitor that has had a resurgence of speed since joining the SRT KTM team in 2016 and Wild Wally Palmer is always a crowd favorite due to his go for broke riding style. McGinnis is lesser known but has done well at tough events in the past.