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.