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Our thanks to the 2020 TKO riders, sponsors, and volunteers

On behalf of the organizers and promoters of the 2020 TKO, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of the riders, sponsors and the many volunteers for your support of the 10th Annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout.

Although our fan turnout was considerably lower than in previous years, the 2020 TKO was still a success because of each of you. We look forward to the 2021 TKO and hope you will all be able to attend.

Once again, thank you all for your support and wish you all the best for the remainder of the 2020 racing season.

Practice loop unavailable for 2020 TKO

Previous TKO’s have had the option of a 3-mile practice loop for competitors to ride during the TKO weekend. It was located about 1 mile from the TTC. Unfortunately, that option is not available for the 2020 TKO.

However, there will be a small area for competitors to do some practice riding during the weekend down the road from the TTC site in the Cove area where bike testing can be done.

2020 TKO flyer now available; event is on as scheduled, Aug 14-16

We have the 10th Annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout flyer (2-page PDF) now available for you to view/download.

And yes, we’re excited and relieved that this means we’re hosting the 2020 TKO as originally scheduled for the weekend of August 14-16.

Numerous changes to race events are recommended in the Safe To Race Toolkit recently issued by the AMA’s task force in “this COVID-19 changed environment.”

The introduction says:

This Toolkit represents the collective input from a diverse group of motorsports professionals, with the common goal to reopen motorcycle/motorsports race venues and recreational riding areas and competition centers. All aspects of this collective task force effort are based on a full understanding of necessary safe practices, including safe distancing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements, local, state and federal guidelines and the generally accepted attention to public health that will be expected of every commercial entity planning to conduct business activities in this COVID-19 changed environment.

You can view/download the 20-page Toolkit here:

thumbnail of AMA Safe to Race 5-5-20

This summer, we’ll publish the specific practices that we’ll have in place at the Trials Training Center, the venue for the 2020 TKO.

In the meantime, spectator passes and on-site camping reservations can still be purchased online for the 2020 TKO. See our February blog post for details.

Questions? Contact us.