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Fox Racing Confirms 2023 Red Bull TKO Partnership and Contingency Program; One rider can earn a $500 Fox gift card from Mani Lettenbichler

Fox Racing (@foxracing), the apparel brand used for several years by two-time and defending FIM Hard Enduro World Champion Mani Lettenbichler (@m_letti304), has confirmed a partnership with the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Hard Enduro.

Mani Lettenbichler has been racing in Fox gear for several years and he will hand over a Fox gift card to the top Fox outfitted amateur rider at the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout event. Photo by Future7Media.

In addition to having one of the treacherous course sections named the Fox Den, Fox will provide a $500 gift card to the top finishing Fox outfitted amateur rider in Saturday’s AMA Grand Championship race.

To be eligible for the award, riders will need to wear Fox pants, jersey, gloves, and either Fox boots and/or a Fox helmet. Mani Lettenbichler will hand over the Fox gift card to the top-placed eligible rider.

“We have built such an awesome relationship with Mani as a FOX Athlete over the years, and we’re stoked to have him representing our premium level products, including the V3RS Helmet, Instinct Boots & VUE Goggles, said Austin Hoover, Global Director of Sports Marketing for Fox Racing. “We love seeing Mani and the other top hard enduro riders competing on US soil at the TKO. It’s such a cool event and presents so many challenges for riders throughout the field. We’re looking forward to awarding the top FOX-equipped amateur rider with a $500 gift card.”

Mani just wrapped up his fourth Red Bull Romaniacs win to go along with his Erzbergrodeo and Xross Hard Enduro Rally wins so far this season. Photo by Future7Media.

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center on August 18-20, 2023. There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the ECR eMoto class. Click here to enter.

A separate link will be sent directly to the pre-qualified Amateur and Pro riders.

Kenda Returns for Thirteenth Year as Official Tire of Tennessee Knockout – The most popular tire among TKO racers

Kenda Tires will be presenting sponsor and the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for 2023. This makes thirteen years as a TKO partner. Kenda has been the most popular tire brand at the TKO for several years, and over 30 percent of the racers in 2022 raced on Kenda tires.

“Kenda has been a partner with the Tennessee Knockout since the first event in 2011 and we are proud to be the most popular tire choice among the racers,” said Dave Komoroski, Director of Powersports at Kenda. “We have developed great tires and increased our market share over the years. And we are happy to again have some of our Ohio-based engineers competing in the event to further improve Kenda tires.”

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, on August 18-20, 2023. The TKO serves as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Off-Road and will again attract some of the top Hard Enduro racers from around the world.

You can learn more about Kenda tires here.

Kenda will be back as the official tire of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout for the thirteenth strait year. And some of the Kenda engineers will be on track racing and developing tires.

There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the ECR eMoto class. Click here to enter.

AOMC Returns as Partner of Red Bull Tennessee Knockout; Presenting sponsor of the Women’s Pro class and Amateur Hot Lap

AOMC (Appalachian Offroad Motorsport Company) has been a major partner of the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout since 2018. The West Virginia-based motorcycle dealership and online parts/accessories/gear supplier will be the presenting sponsor of the Women’s pro class and Amateur Hot Laps. They will have a display to showcase some of their products and be available to greet riders.

The Pro Women will be competing for an AMA Grand Championship #1 plate and a $2,000 purse, with $1,000 going to the winner. The top three finishers will also earn the opportunity to compete in Sunday’s pro class.

The Friday afternoon AOMC Amateur Hot Laps allows the riders to earn their Saturday starting positions. The Hot Lap course will be approximately one mile in length and be difficult enough to allow the best riders to separate themselves from the pack to earn the coveted front row start spots. There are two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday with some of the riders already earning a spot in the championship-deciding race two via top finishes at last years TKO or one of the eight AMA Regional Championship events. All the amateur, women, youth and new ECR eMoto (electric motorcycle) riders will have the opportunity to ride the Hot Lap on Friday.

“AOMC is proud to mark our fifth year of partnership with the TKO,” said Ryan Prather, General Manager of AOMC. “With over 500 riders competing and thousands of fans at the event and watching worldwide via Red Bull TV, it is one of the premier off-road motorcycle events in the United States.”

AOMC will be running a special TKO promotion from Thursday, August 11th through the following Thursday, August 18th. Customers can use the code TKO22 for a 15% discount.

You can learn more about Appalachian Offroad Motorsport Company (AOMC) and shop their huge selection online here.

The 2022 TKO will attract most of the best Hard Enduro racers in the world along with a large crowd. Amateur racing starts on Friday with the AOMC Hot-Laps. Saturday is reserved for the amateur, women and eMoto (electric motorcycle) classes. Sunday is when the pro riders take to the track with four rounds of racing. Photo: Future7Media.

USWE Becomes Partner of Red Bull Tennessee Knockout; The most popular hydration system for Hard Enduro

USWE Sports, the makers of the Bounce Free hydration packs has joined as a partner of the 2022 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. Nearly every rider competing at a Hard Enduro event uses a hydration system and USWE is the most popular brand among the top pro and amateur riders. Manni Lettenbichler and Billy Bolt, the 2020 and 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World champions respectively, are among the riders utilizing USWE hydration packs. USWE will have a big presence at the TKO with a rider lounge and display area to showcase the product line.

“We are looking forward to having an official presence at the TKO for the first time in 2022,” said Karl-Johan Engdahl, the co-founder and Marketing Director of USWE Sports. “The explosion in popularity of Hard Enduro racing and off-road riding in the last several years has been exciting to be a part of. We feel that our Bounce Free design harness system helps riders of all levels perform better. We invite all the riders and fans to come to see latest products at the TKO.”

You can expect some autograph signings and a few product giveaways at the USWE rider lounge near the start-finish area.

You can learn more about USWE products here.

Manni Lettenbichler is among the top Hard Enduro riders that count on USWE hydration systems. They are great for Hard Enduro racing, off-road riding, mountain biking or just about any outdoor recreation