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Updates for 2016 TKO competitors: rules, schedule, row assignments

See all the document updates for 2016 TKO competitors:

2015 KENDA TKO Rules and Schedule

Rules and schedule subject to change by the organizer/promoter.

All competitors must have an AMA membership. To apply click here.

Women’s class created for 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout

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.

Rachel Gutish, TKO 2015
Rachel Gutish dominated the Women’s demonstration race in 2015. Can anybody challenge her for the win in 2016? Photo: Larry Mayo

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.

Women riders can still enter by contacting the Trials Training Center.

Amateur Class registration for the 2016 TKO opens at noon on Dec. 1, 2015

TKO 2015 Logo

The 6th Annual TKO will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2016.

TKO Amateur registration (online only) opens at noon CST on Tuesday, December 1. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Maximum number: 180.

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!


TKO Amateur registration (online only) opens at noon CST on Tuesday, December 1. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.