The 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO) will include a separate Women’s class to compete on Saturday. Women entries will ride a morning qualifier race that they must complete in order to race the Women’s only, multi-lap main event on a special short course in the afternoon.
The ladies will be competing for a $1,000 purse to be paid out to the top three finishers ($500, $300, $200 for first, second and third respectively). In addition, the top three finishers will be invited to compete in the Sunday expert Knockout program.
Two of the top female racers, Rachel Gutish (@rachel_gutfish) and Chantelle Bykerk (@chantellebykerk) have earned Sunday qualifications via the Saturday Amateur program in the past so they have proven that they are capable of completing the difficult terrain.
Row assignments will be automatically determined by registration order.
This year we’ll be using an online race services company that will speed things up, simplify the process, and make everything easier to manage.
So if you’ve raced the TKO as an amateur previously, or if you’re considering it for your first time, we hope to see your registration come through on or after Dec. 1 at noon. In the meantime, get out there and practice!