Husqvarna will have a strong team of three riders aiming for a win at the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. The UK’s Billy Bolt (@billybolt57) and America’s Ryder LeBlond (@ryderleblond_) and Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker) will be viable threats for the top of the podium.
Bolt, the three-time SuperEnduro champion, also won the 2018 WESS (World Enduro Super Series) championship and won the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. The British rider came out on top of a great head-to-head battle with Mani Lettenbichler to win the 2021 TKO en route to that championship. An injury took him out of much of the 2022 season, but he will be back to try to get his second TKO win.
The US-based Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will have Ryder LeBlond aiming for a TKO podium finish. The young Pennsylvania rider finished second in the 2022 and 2023 AMA Hard Enduro championships and was the top American finisher at the 2022 TKO event.
Colton Haaker, the five-time AMA EnduroCross champion will also be competing at the TKO for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team. The California native that now lives in Idaho has the skills to compete for a podium spot in the intense TKO race format.
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.
Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing (@rockstarhusky)-backed Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker), is a two-time and current AMA EnduroCross champion and also a two-time and current FIM Super Enduro Champion. He has a huge following due to his amazing motorcycle skills regularly shared via social media and in his Rare Exception movie released earlier this year. Haaker has also won the King of the Motos to prove that he can be competitive outdoors as well but has yet to finish on the podium at his six previous attempts at the TKO. He will be looking to change that when the 2019 edition takes place at the Trials Training Center on August 16-18.
“I am looking forward to the TKO this year,” said Colton Haaker. “With Cody Webb unable to attend, I feel like I might actually have a chance at winning. I’m going to give it all I’ve got”.
Several top American and International riders are again expected to compete at the 2019 TKO. More riders will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker), the 2016 AMA EnduroCross and 2017 FIM Super Enduro champion has confirmed that he will be back for the 2018 Kenda Tennessee Knockout. The Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing Team (@rockstarhusky) rider had to miss the 2017 event due to injury. The eighth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center, in Sequatchie, Tennessee on the weekend of August 18-19.
Haaker grew up competing in Trials events and spent a lot of time at the Trials Training Center (@trialstrainingcenter) honing his skills as a teenager. He transitioned to EnduroCross and has been one of the top riders in that series for the past ten years and had his best year in 2016, winning five of the eight events and the championship. The Northern California native has competed at the TKO several times but has so far been unable to make it to the podium. He certainly has the skills necessary to change that in 2018.
Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming days as we close in on the event.
The Rockstar Husqvarna team has confirmed that both Colton Haaker (@coltonhaaker) and Graham Jarvis (@gforcejarvis) will be competing in the 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT Offroad. The seventh running of the TKO will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee on the weekend of August 12-13.
Haaker has dominated the indoor off-road racing scene lately taking two consecutive FIM SuperEnduro World championships and the 2016 AMA EnduroCross championship. The California native certainly has the skills to compete for the win at the TKO but has not yet been able to put it together. He will be looking to change that in 2017.
Jarvis has won just about every major Extreme Enduro event in the world multiple times. His resume includes three wins at the Erzberg Rodeo, four wins at the Red Bull Sea to Sky, five wins at the Red Bull Romaniacs and five wins at the Hells Gate Enduro. This year, he will take on the Kenda Tennessee Knockout, America’s most prestigious Extreme Enduro.
Both Rockstar Husqvarna riders will be aiming to dethrone Red Bull KTM’s Cody Webb and it should prove to be another epic battle.
Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming weeks.