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AOMC Returns as Kenda Tennessee Knockout Partner for 2019; Presenting sponsor for the Women’s class and Amateur Prologue

AOMC (Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company) is one of the premier motorcycle dealerships and parts/accessories/gear suppliers in the country. The West Virginia based company became a Kenda Tennessee Knockout partner in 2018 and will ramp up their involvement for 2019. They will again be the presenting sponsor for the Women’s class and new for 2019, AOMC will be the presenting sponsor for the Friday afternoon Amateur Prologue.

The Trials Training Center provides some epic terrain for an Extreme Enduro and much of it is easily accessed for viewing. Photo: Darrin Chapman.

The 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 Prologue will provide riders the opportunity to earn their Saturday starting positions. The course will be designed to produce a lap time in the 3-5 minute range and be challenging enough to allow the best riders to earn the best starting positions. The Amateur Prologue will be for both the AMA Grand Championship pre-qualified riders (to set their starting position for Saturday race two) and riders entered in the TKO amateur class to determine their starting positions for Saturday race one. Any riders that do not participate in the prologue will be lined up after those that participate in the prologue based on their sign up order.

“We are happy to expand our involvement with the TKO,” said Jamin Jones, the AOMC CEO. “The popularity of Extreme Enduro events has grown rapidly over the past few years and the TKO has proven to be a great event for both riders and spectators.”

You can learn more about Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company (AOMC) here.

After the Friday afternoon AOMC Prologue, the top amateur riders will compete in two rounds of racing on Saturday. The top 30 riders from Saturday will also earn the opportunity to compete on Sunday with the pre-qualified pro riders. The pre-qualified Sunday riders earn an invite based on top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle series and events. Top-25 pro finishers from the prior year’s TKO also earn a spot on the Sunday invite list.

The Sunday racing uses a unique four round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The course layout provides a lot of great spectator locations with some unbelievably challenging terrain for all four Knockout rounds. Mark your calendar for the weekend of August 16-18 to see the worlds best racers face off against the track and each other.

There is also a Women’s class with a separate main event that will run on Saturday afternoon. This is an AMA Grand Championship class and women riders can still enter.

AOMC Partners with TKO, Provides Increased Purse for Women’s Class; $2,000 purse for the top three ladies

The Appalachian Offroad Motorcycle Company (@aomcmx) is one of the premier motorcycle dealerships and parts/accessories/gear suppliers in the country.

The West Virginia based company has partnered with the Kenda Tennessee Knockout to provide an increased purse for the Women’s class for 2018. The women will be aiming for an AMA Grand Championship #1 plate and a $2,000 purse. The winner will take home $1,000. The top three finishers will also earn the opportunity to compete in Sunday’s pro class.

Rachel Gutish at the 2015 TKO

Indiana’s Rachel Gutish (@rachel_gutfish) won the women’s class in 2015 and 2016 and California’s Morgan Tanke (@mtanke31) took the number one plate in 2017. A lot more women have already signed up for 2018 so it should be an exciting event. The women will compete in a Saturday morning qualification round and then their main event will take place on the short course on Saturday afternoon.

“We are really excited about getting involved with the Tennessee Knockout,” said Jamin Jones, the AOMC CEO. “We have heard a lot of great feedback about the TKO from our customers and feel that it is a great event to help grow the interest in Extreme Offroad racing in the US.”

The eighth annual Tennessee Knockout (TKO) will take place on the weekend of August 18-19 with the amateur riders chasing the AMA Grand Championship on Saturday and the pro riders competing on Sunday. The TKO has become one of the premier off-road events in the United States, attracting the top US and international riders. The 2017 TKO podium included American Cody Webb, the UK’s Graham Jarvis and Spain’s Mario Roman.