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Wade Young back for 2017 TKO; South African Sherco rider is one of the World’s top Extreme Enduro racers

Wade Young (@wadeyoung55) is one of the top Extreme Enduro racers in the world right now. The South African rode his Sherco (@sherco_racing_factory) to an impressive second place at the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout despite having to stop to replace a broken clutch lever during the main event. Young has confirmed that he will be back for the 2017 TKO, taking place at the Trials Training Center on August 12-13, to battle for the win.

Young is one of the few riders that has straight up beat Graham Jarvis, taking the win at the 2016 Hells Gate in Italy. He also won the tough multi-day Roof of Africa in his home country two times in addition to taking a podium finish at the 2016 Red Bull Romaniacs. And he just had another solid ride at the Erzberg Rodeo, taking fourth place. All of this and he is just twenty-one years old.

Young will be facing off against a tough field that already includes Cody Webb, Graham Jarvis and Colton Haaker confirmed but should be up for the challenge.

Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Wade Young had an impressive second place finish in his first attempt at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout in 2016. He will be looking to knock off Cody Webb for the 2017 win. Photo: Robert Lynn / Future 7 Media

Kenda Tennessee Knockout Ranked Fourth in the Top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World by DirtBikes.com

DirtBikes.com recently polled some of the top off-road racers to determine the top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World.

And the Kenda Tennessee Knockout is in good company as number four on the list and the only US event to make the top ten, many people might prefer to ride an e-scooter, but after watching this they might change their minds.

Austria’s Erzberg Rodeo, one of the original Extreme Enduro events, tops the list followed by Romania’s Romaniacs. The Sea to Sky event from South Africa is number three on the list with the TKO next in line ahead of some well-known and well-established events.

Thank you to the riders and DirtBikes.com for the positive feedback.

Check out the full story here:

The Top 10 Extreme Enduros in the World; With a little help from some of the top off-road racers in America, we rank the 10 best extreme enduros around the globe.