The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout at the Trials Training Center was another epic battle between the world’s best Hard Enduro racers. Top American riders including Cody Webb, Colton Haaker, Pat Smage and Ryder LeBlond took on, Canada’s Trystan Hart, the UK’s Billy Bolt and Jonny Walker, Germany’s Mani Lettenbichler and Spain’s Alfredo Gomez.
MAVTV was on hand to capture the action and has a show focused on the four rounds of pro racing that will air this Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 PM ET.
The Red Bull Tennessee Knockout (TKO) has been confirmed for Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2024, at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. This will serve as the fourteenth annual TKO event and it will again be part of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship (HEWC). The top North American riders will take on the best international riders.
The multi-round racing format that attracts over 500 amateur entries and the best pro riders will start on Friday with the amateur Hot Laps to set the Saturday starting positions. Saturday will include two rounds of amateur racing that will allow up to thirty riders to earn the opportunity to race in the Sunday pro competition. Sunday will include three rounds of pro-class racing that conclude with a multi-lap main event that is spectacular for the fans.
Canada’s Trystan Hart won the 2023 TKO over the UK’s Billy Bolt and Germany’s Mani Lettenbichler. This was Hart’s second consecutive Red Bull TKO win and he now has three counting his 2020 victory. Lettenbichler took the 2019 TKO win and Bolt won the 2021 event. These three riders have dominated the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship for the past five years but there are several other top riders that will be aiming to earn their spot on the podium including American’s Cody Webb, Ryder LeBlond, Jordan Ashburn and Colton Haaker. You can add in top international riders like Spain’s Mario Roman, Bulgaria’s Teodor Kabachiev, South Africa’s Wade Young, Austria’s Michael Walkner, Spain’s Alfredo Gomez and the UK’s Graham Jarvis to those riders than will be gunning for the podium.
The TKO will again include the ECR eMoto championship races for electric motorcycles and electric motorcycle demo rides to add to the fun weekend for racers and spectators.
Entries will open early in 2024 and more details for the event will also be announced in the coming months.
The Saturday afternoon Straight Rhythm prologue was one of the highlights of 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Hard Enduro at the Trials Training Center. The top sixteen pro riders from the hot lap faced off in head-to-head bracket races.
Top American riders including Cody Webb, Colton Haaker, Pat Smage, and Ryder LeBlond took on Canada’s Trystan Hart, the UK’s Billy Bolt and Jonny Walker, Germany’s Mani Lettenbichler and Spain’s Alfredo Gomez.
MAVTV was on hand to capture the action and has a show focused on the Straight Rhythm event that will air this Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM ET.
There will be a separate MAVTV show covering the three rounds of Sunday pro racing at the TKO.
The thirteenth annual Red Bull Tennessee Knockout included three days of Hard Enduro racing action, starting with the amateur Hot-Lap on Friday and wrapping up with three rounds of pro racing on Sunday.
Nearly 500 riders took on the 2023 edition at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, and it was Canada’s Trystan Hart that stood on top of the podium on Sunday afternoon. The FMF KTM rider was joined by the UK’s Billy Bolt and Germany’s Mani Lettenbichler. Jonny Walker and Cody Webb rounded out the top five to make it four different countries and four different motorcycle manufacturers represented in the top five.
Check out the full weekend recap video:
2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Main Event Results
Trystan Hart, KTM, Canada
Billy Bolt, Husqvarna, Great Britain
Manuel Lettenbichler, KTM, Germany
Jonny Walker, Beta, Great Britain
Cody Webb, Sherco, USA
Ryder LeBlond, Husqvarna, USA
Will Riordan, KTM, Australia
Alfredo Gomez, Rieju, Spain
Jordan Ashburn, Husqvarna, USA
Pat Smage, Sherco, USA
Matthew Green, KTM, South Africa
Colton Haaker, Husqvarna, USA
Logan Bolopue, Sherco, USA
James Flynn, GasGas, USA
Quinn Wentzel, Rieju, USA
Tim Apolle, Beta, Germany
Daniel Lewis, Beta, USA
Gauge Logan-Key, GasGas, USA
David Knight, KTM, Great Britain
Mason George, Rieju, USA
2023 Red Bull Tennessee, Knockout eMoto Final Results
Spenser Wilton, Electric Motion
Joseph Van Roekel, KTM
Bridger Greenman, KTM
Nathan Bilbrey, Surron
Brett Baldwin, Surron
Jesse Ziegler, Surron
2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Overall Amateur Results
Kamakana Waiwaiole-Kahalepuna, GasGas
Mason George, Rieju
Maverik Thaxton, KTM
Dylan Santoro, KTM
Hayden Mosa, Rieju
Huck Jenkins, KTM
Carter Bouwens, KTM
Devin Stephenson, Sherco
Jared Kuehnhold, Husqvarna
Wil Loyd, KTM
2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Women’s Pro Class Results
Kirsten Landman, KTM
Rachel Gutish, GasGas
Nikki Russell, Husqvarna
Hallie Marks, Sherco
Detailed results for all 2023 classes can be found here.
Keep an eye on MAVtv for two shows featuring the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. The network will have one show featuring the Straight Rhythm Prologue event that took place on Saturday afternoon and a second show featuring the Sunday pro TKO racing.