Amateur registration for the 2021 TKO goes live on December 10th, 2020 at 6 pm CST

 

On Thursday, December 10, 2020, we’ll publish a new blog post that will automatically go live at exactly 6 PM CST for Amateur Class registration for the 2021 TKO. It will contain a link to a registration page on the website of the company that handles TKO scoring.

The maximum number of registrations for men is 400.

$100 REGISTRATION FEE

The 2021 TKO registration fee is $100 ($80 plus a $20 transponder fee)

FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE

No refunds will be issued for cancelations. Registrations may not be sold or transferred to another rider.

ACTIVE AMA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

The TKO is an AMA sanctioned event. Therefore, during registration, you will be asked for your AMA number which needs to be current/active. It is required for the TKO online registration as no AMA day-passes will be available on-site at the event.

2021 TKO CLASSES

The following classes will be included for 2021:

  • Pro. Sunday only and riders are pre-qualified based on top prior-year TKO results, results at major off-road races, and series
  • Amateur A
  • Amateur B
  • Amateur C
  • 45+
  • Women Pro
  • Women Amateur

Participation or advancement to a higher class in any AMA or non-AMA Off-Road meet by any rider will result in permanent advancement to that higher class in all AMA-sanctioned Off-Road Competition.

  • If you are A in your local Hare Scramble Series, you will race A at the TKO
  • If you are B at GNCC, you will race B at the TKO
  • If you are C at the Full Gas series, you will race C at the TKO
  • 45+ and Women are not subject to classification
  • AMA or non-AMA events, you will need to ride the correct classification for the event
  • AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship #1 plates will be rewarded for the Pro, overall Amateur from Saturday TKO race two, and Women Pro only. All classes will be scored separately for results

AGE LIMIT

All riders competing in the TKO must be at least sixteen (16) years old as of August 13, 2021.

PAYMENT

You will enter your credit card information right on the registration form.  When you click ‘submit’ (please only click submit once to avoid being double charged), your spot is secure. Your payment will be processed and you will receive a confirmation email.

REMINDER

Watch for a new blog post on Thursday, December 10, 2020 that will automatically go live at exactly 6 PM CST.

It will contain a link to a registration page on the website of the company that handles TKO scoring.

The maximum number of registrations for men is 400.

2021 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro schedule confirmed; Amateur entries open on Dec 10

The 11th annual Tennessee Knockout (TKO) has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of August 13-15, 2021 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. The event is expected to be part of the WESS Enduro World Championship as was initially planned for 2020 prior to the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the series to take a year sabbatical.

The racing format will be like past years with a Prologue on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday and a four-round Sunday competition. The event will also continue to serve as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Off-Road racing.

“We have had ten great years of TKO events and look forward to starting on the next chapter with more exciting news to be shared in the coming months,” said Eric Peronnard (@ericperonnard), co-producer of the Tennessee Knockout. “We are working on a few new ideas and improvements as well as working with WESS (@iridewess)  to be a part of their 2021 series, as we originally planned for 2020.”

Red Bull will continue to be a partner with the TKO event in 2021 with plans for broadcast coverage. Tune-in information to follow.

The Tennessee Knockout is one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US, attracting the top American and International riders. Tennessee Native Mike Brown won the first two events with Californian, Cody Webb close behind both times. Webb then went on a six-year run of winning TKO, topping many of the best riders in the world in the process. Jonny Walker, Graham Jarvis, Wade Young, Mario Roman, and Manuel Lettenbichler all challenged Webb but the American was unbeatable. A knee injury forced Webb to miss the 2019 TKO and Germany’s Lettenbichler became the first International rider to win the event. In 2020, Canadian Trystan Hart broke through for a win over Webb, and Chile’s Benjamin Herrera. With more international riders expected, who will stand on the top step of the podium in 2021?

TKO will again pre-qualify the top riders to the four-round Sunday competition. This will include top riders from major US and International off-road racing series and events. Any rider that finished in the top 26 on Sunday at the 2020 TKO, as well as riders that have qualified for a previous TKO Sunday main event, will be qualified directly into the 2020 TKO Sunday program. The expert riders will be competing for a $10,000 purse.

The Saturday program will include two rounds of racing and will serve as the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship for Amateur riders. The overall Amateur winner will be awarded the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship number one plate (Additional non-championship classes will be available for A, B, C, and 45+). Amateur riders can earn spots directly into round two via several AMA regional championship events. Riders that do not qualify via one of the AMA regional events can sign up for one of 400 open spots that will compete in a morning qualifying race that can earn a spot in the championship final on Saturday. The top 30 finishers from Saturday will earn a spot in Sunday’s expert program.

Amateur registration opens at 6:00 pm CST on Thursday, December 10, 2020. There are just 400 spots available and entries have sold out in just a couple of hours in the past so please plan to get your entry in as soon as it opens. The registration link will be available here on the TKO website.

There will also be a pro Women’s class with a Saturday morning qualifying session and Saturday afternoon main event. This is also an AMA Grand Championship class. A separate Women’s amateur class will be available as well but will not be an AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship class.

Trystan Hart (center) won the 2020 AMA Tennessee Knockout over Cody Webb (left) and Benjamin Herrera. Photo: Sam Carbine / Red Bull Content Pool
The Trials Training Center provides challenging and scenic terrain for the riders and fans. Photo: Sam Carbine / Red Bull Content Pool
Max Gerston and Benjamin Herrera await the start of the 2020 TKO. Photo: Sam Carbine / Red Bull Content Pool

Check out the videos in the right sidebar of the TKO website for highlights of some of the previous Tennessee Knockout events.

Red Bull Signature Series to feature the 2020 TKO on Fox, Sunday, Oct 4

The Tenth Annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO) will be featured on the Red Bull Signature Series this Sunday, October 4th on the Fox network. The TKO has become the premier Extreme Enduro event in the United States and the tenth annual event took place on the weekend of August 14-16.

The ninety-minute show will dig deep into the four rounds of racing on the slick and challenging terrain at the Trials Training Center. The show will air at either 2:30 EST or 4:30 EST depending on your local network and the planned NFL football game in your region. Check your local listings to verify the time.

Here is a short teaser for the event from Red Bull TV: