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Straight Rhythm Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) added to 2018 TKO for more qualification opportunities and racing action

The Kenda Tennessee Knockout is already packed with action and multiple rounds of racing. But to add a little more excitement, there will be two Straight Rhythm Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) included in the 2018 TKO this coming weekend, August 18-19, in Sequatchie, Tennessee.

The Straight Rhythm LCQ was a thrilling crowd favorite at the 2017 TKO so a second LCQ has been added to wrap up the Saturday racing. One last rider will earn the opportunity to race on Sunday. Photo: Adam Booth

A Straight Rhythm LCQ was introduced at the 2017 event and provided a thrilling showdown, allowing one last rider to stay alive. For 2018, a similar LCQ will be added to the Saturday competition.

Thirty top riders from around the world are already qualified directly into the Sunday race action and up to 30 additional riders will qualify on Saturday. At the end of those Saturday qualifiers, four of the riders that just missed the cut will get the opportunity to face off in pairs on a special Straight Rhythm course. The winner will earn the final spot to move on to the Sunday racing. The Kenda Straight Rhythm LCQ will take place just after the Women’s main event on Saturday, around 4:30 PM Central Time.

During the Sunday Knockout rounds, only the top 25 riders continue to round three but again, up to four riders that just missed the cut will get to face off on the Straight Rhythm course and the winner will move on.