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Kenda to debut its new Ibex front tire at this weekend’s TKO

As announced here on the TKO blog back in May, Kenda Tires  has extended its title sponsorship of the TKO for another three years. So it’s no surprise that Kenda has chosen this weekend’s event to showcase its new Ibex front tire.

See the details on the tire in their announcement posted to their website earlier this week:


Kenda Extends Title Sponsorship of Tennessee Knockout; Eighth annual TKO scheduled for August 18-19

Kenda Tires has been the title sponsor of the Tennessee Knockout since the first event in 2011 and has recently extended that partnership for another three years. The Kenda Tennessee Knockout, also known as the TKO, has become one of the premier off-road motorcycle events in the US, attracting the top American and International Extreme Enduro racers. The 2017 podium featured American Cody Webb, the UK’s Graham Jarvis and Spain’s Mario Roman.

“The Tennessee Knockout has been a great partnership for Kenda,” stated Brian Darst, the Powersports Events manager for American Kenda. “Kenda has worked hard to develop some of the best tires available for extreme off-road riding and racing and we were thrilled to be the most popular tire brand chosen by the racers at the 2017 TKO.”

You can learn more about Kenda motorcycle tires here.

The TKO, hosted at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee, is a two-day event with the top riders pre-qualified into the Sunday racing. Those riders earn an invite based on top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle series and events. Top-25 finishers from the prior year also earn a spot on the Sunday invite list. On Saturday, those riders that did not already earn an invite can challenge themselves on the course with the top finishers earning their own invite to the Sunday Knockout rounds. And new for 2018, Saturday will serve as the AMA Amateur Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro.

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 18-19 to see the worlds best racers face off against the track and each other.

Train for the Kenda TKO, Win a Kenda Equilibrium Tire

Kenda Tire has teamed up with Seat Time to create a cool contest for 2015 Tennessee Knockout participants (amateur riders) to win a set of Kenda tires. To enter, post a picture or video of your TKO training to Instagram and use the hashtag #​KendaTKOTraining.

Check out this PDF flyer for more information:

Kenda TKO Training Competition Seat Time Contest

A big thanks from the TTC to all who helped put on the Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

Kenda-Tennessee-Knockout-Extreme-Enduro-logoWe here at the TTC would also like to send out a HUGE thank you to all who helped us put on the First Annual Tennessee Knock Out Extreme Enduro.

We know it was a lot of hard work and we sure appreciate everyone’s special effort to make it happen. This event was a great success and we could not have done it without these people:



  • Liz and Paige Thompson, Hailey Tarply


  • James Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, Darian Scott

Check Point

  • Greg and Wendy Clark, Wendy Roberts, Sadie Thompson


  • Gary Smith, Jamie Gourley

Road Guards

  • Paul and Aaron Thistle, Cathy Priest, Barbara Ganley, Darrell Davis, Troy Roberts, Ian (Fro Man), Burke Breneman, Becky Melton, Alex Bedley, Austin Brown, Marisa Sinz, Papa Joe Terry, John Sipos, and Fast Eddie Faulkner.

Course Marshalls

  • Steve Glinski, Tim Cash


  • Becky Melton, Doug Caldwell, Kim Murrell, Mike Hathaway, Burke Breneman

First Responders

  • Griff and Alan Shirley


  • Nathan Glinski


  • Angela Brown, Crystal Kee

Sean Finley Eric Peronnard
And a very special thanks to Sean Finley, Digital Throttle, and Eric Peronnard, EPCN, for their help with organization, promotion, and all around everything!

From all of us at the TTC:

L to R: Alex Bedley, Charlie Roberts, Ashley Jackson, Catherine Bedley, Sadie Thompson, Dan Brown
L to R: Alex Bedley, Charlie Roberts, Ashley Jackson, Catherine Bedley, Sadie Thompson, Dan Brown