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Beta Confirms Gerston, Gutish and Tanke for 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout; A strong team of riders aiming for TKO podiums

Beta USA (@betausa) has confirmed that three of their team riders will be competing at the 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout. Max Gerston (@maxgerston) will be competing in the men’s pro class while Rachel Gutish (@rachel_gutfish) and Morgan Tanke (@mtanke31) will be competing in the Women’s class. The TKO has become the premier American Extreme Enduro and will serve as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro competition. The ninth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on August 16-18.

Gerston is a longtime Beta USA factory rider that has won the AMA West Hare Scrambles championship to go along with several top finishes in EnduroCross and major Extreme Enduro events. His best TKO finish so far is a fourth place so he will be anxious to earn a podium finish in 2019.

Gutish has won the AOMC Women’s class at the TKO two times in the past in addition to multiple EnduroCross main event wins and is a regular top finisher in GNCC and other off-road events. She will be facing the largest Women’s field yet as there are already sixteen women entered for 2019.

Tanke has also been a longtime Beta team rider and has multiple EnduroCross main event wins to her credit along with a win at the 2017 TKO in the Women’s class. The Riverside, California native has proven her versatility with top finishes in several types of races.

Colton Haaker Confirmed for 2019 Tennessee Knockout; Defending EnduroCross and Super Enduro champion looking for a TKO win

Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing (@rockstarhusky)-backed Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker), is a two-time and current AMA EnduroCross champion and also a two-time and current FIM Super Enduro Champion. He has a huge following due to his amazing motorcycle skills regularly shared via social media and in his Rare Exception movie released earlier this year. Haaker has also won the King of the Motos to prove that he can be competitive outdoors as well but has yet to finish on the podium at his six previous attempts at the TKO. He will be looking to change that when the 2019 edition takes place at the Trials Training Center on August 16-18.

“I am looking forward to the TKO this year,” said Colton Haaker. “With Cody Webb unable to attend, I feel like I might actually have a chance at winning. I’m going to give it all I’ve got”.

Several top American and International riders are again expected to compete at the 2019 TKO. More riders will be confirmed in the coming weeks.