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Prequalified pro riders invited for 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout

Trystan Hart leads the list of prequalified riders for 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. The 2022 winner will take on the top US and International riders in a run for his third TKO win.

The 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center on August 18-20, 2023, and the world’s top off-road riders are prequalified for the four-round Sunday racing.

FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart, winner of the 2022 TKO, tops the list ahead of 2022 runner-up and former winner Mani Lettenbichler. Sherco’s Mario Roman, a multi-time TKO podium finisher is also near the top of the list along with Husqvarna’s Billy Bolt, the 2021 TKO winner. Six-time TKO winner Cody Webb and Ryder LeBlond, the 2022 AMA Hard Enduro championship runner up are the top American riders expected to contend the podium spots.

The top 35 finishers from the 2022 TKO earned a prequalification invitation along with top finishers in major US and international off-road races and race series. Past TKO main event qualifiers also earn an invitation. A total of 127 riders have earned a spot on the Sunday prequalified list.

2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Prequalified Sunday Riders

⦁ Trystan Hart
⦁ Manuel Lettenbichler
⦁ Mario Roman
⦁ Billy Bolt
⦁ Wade Young
⦁ Ryder LeBlond
⦁ Cody Webb
⦁ Jonny Walker
⦁ Graham Jarvis
⦁ Teodor Kabakchiev
⦁ Pat Smage
⦁ Jordan Ashburn
⦁ Alfredo Gomez
⦁ Keith Curtis
⦁ Colton Haaker
⦁ Logan Bolopue
⦁ Cory Graffunder
⦁ Tim Apolle
⦁ David Garza
⦁ David Knight
⦁ Taddy Blazusiak
⦁ Dominik Olszowy
⦁ David Cyprian
⦁ Michael Walkner
⦁ Quinn Wentzel
⦁ James Flynn
⦁ Branden Petrie
⦁ Nick Fahringer
⦁ Casey Satterfield
⦁ Chris Satterfield
⦁ Marc Fernandez Serra
⦁ Adam Hartnagel
⦁ Cooper Abbott
⦁ Suff Sella
⦁ Mitch Carvolth
⦁ Will Riordan
⦁ Danny Lewis
⦁ Ricky Russell
⦁ Matthew Green
⦁ Steward Baylor
⦁ Spenser Wilton
⦁ Jackson Davis
⦁ Josh Staley
⦁ Ronald Vena
⦁ Gauge Logan-Key
⦁ Jean-Derek Cote
⦁ Tobin Miller
⦁ Drew Kirby
⦁ Jarrett Mohn
⦁ Joe Nemeth
⦁ Dustin McCarthy
⦁ Dante Olivera
⦁ Austin Walton
⦁ Craig DeLong
⦁ Dalton Shirey
⦁ Tyler Lynn
⦁ Grant Baylor
⦁ Cole Martinez
⦁ Josh Toth
⦁ Dare DeMartile
⦁ Max Gerston
⦁ Blake Gutzeit
⦁ Ty Cullins
⦁ Ryder Lafferty
⦁ Joseph Wasson
⦁ Nick Thompson
⦁ Zane Roberts
⦁ Justin Hoeft
⦁ Diogo Vieira
⦁ Moret Francesc
⦁ Ben Kelley
⦁ Corbin Mcpherson
⦁ Trevor Stewart
⦁ Josh Roper
⦁ William Hoare
⦁ Lyndon Snodgrass
⦁ Jacob Argubright
⦁ Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
⦁ Eddie Karlsson
⦁ Cody Miller
⦁ Norbert Zsigovits
⦁ Trevor Bollinger
⦁ Clayton Roberts
⦁ Alexander Myers
⦁ Sonny Goggia
⦁ Taylor Robert
⦁ Evan Smith
⦁ Alexander Niederer
⦁ Gus Riordan
⦁ Brody Honea
⦁ Jonathan Johnson
⦁ Giacomo Redondi
⦁ Travis Damon
⦁ Will Myers
⦁ Giorgi Gakheladze
⦁ Ruy Barbosa
⦁ Preston Campbell
⦁ Benjamin Nelko
⦁ Tallon LaFountaine
⦁ Matt Maple
⦁ Samuel Fastle
⦁ Mirko Fabera
⦁ Mark Fortner
⦁ George Kowalski
⦁ Ramon Bregoli
⦁ Liam Draper
⦁ Maiki Dorrejo Trejo
⦁ Benjamin Herrera Ried
⦁ Wally Palmer
⦁ Chuck DeLullo
⦁ Alex Bedley
⦁ Russell Bobbitt
⦁ Ty Tremaine
⦁ Dustin Gibson
⦁ Mike Brown
⦁ Kyle Flanigan
⦁ Brody Johnson
⦁ Karl Davis Jr.
⦁ Jordan Scott
⦁ Anthony Johnson
⦁ Jake Stapleton
⦁ Noah Kepple
⦁ Josh Strang
⦁ Ryan Sipes
⦁ Daryoush Ghorbani
⦁ Thorn Devlin
⦁ Travis Teasdale

Up to 500 additional riders can sign up for the amateur racing that will take place on Friday and Saturday to aim for AMA Grand Championship number one plates.

The Saturday program will include two rounds of racing and will serve as the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship for Amateur riders. The overall Amateur winner will be awarded the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship number one plate. Classes will be available for amateur A, B, C, Women Pro, Women Amateur, Vet 40+, Vet 45+, Youth and eMoto. The top 50 amateur finishers from the 2022 TKO will earn a spot directly into Saturday round two. Amateur riders will also be able to earn spots directly into round two via several AMA Hard Enduro regional championship events. Riders that do not qualify via one of the AMA regional events can sign up for one of 500 open spots that will compete in a morning qualifying race that can earn a spot in the championship final on Saturday. The top 30 finishers from Saturday will be invited to Sunday’s expert program.

The racing format will be like past years with a Prologue on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday and a multi round Sunday competition for the pro riders, which will include the top thirty finishers from Saturday. The ECR eMoto electric motorcycle class that was a huge success in 2022 will be back and a few other exciting ideas are being developed.

Amateur riders are encouraged to enter the TKO before March 31, when the entry fee will increase. Riders can enter here.

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

Pre-Qualified riders earning direct entry to the 2019 TKO Sunday Expert program

Ben Kelley
Just a couple of years ago, Ben Kelley raced the Saturday qualifier to earn a spot in the Sunday TKO action

The 2019 Kenda Tennessee Knockout will take place at the Trials Training Center on August 16-18, 2019. The riders below have earned a spot directly into the Sunday expert racing.

Any rider that finished in the top 26 on Sunday at the 2018 TKO will be qualified directly into the 2019 TKO Sunday program. In addition, past TKO main event qualifiers and top off-road riders from other major US and International racing series and events will be invited directly into the Sunday program. The riders below have already earned a Sunday invite with a free entry:

Cody Webb
Manuel Lettenbichler
Colton Haaker
Trystan Hart
Wade Young
Mario Roman
Ben Kelley
Jonny Walker
Kyle Redmond
Billy Bolt
Benjamin Herrera Ried
Josh Toth
Lars Enockl
Taylor Robert
Jordan Ashburn
Noah Kepple
Steward Baylor
Quinn Wentzel
Ty Tremaine
Chris Satterfield
Mitch Carvolth
Geoff Aaron
Ty Cullins
Casey Satterfield
Paul Bolton
Taddy Blazusiak
Cooper Abbott
Grayson Gonsalves
Alfredo Gomez
Graham Jarvis
Grant Baylor
Thad DuVall
Mason Ottersberg
Chuck Delullo
Dustin McCarthy
Kendall Norman
Giacomo Redondi
Kailub Russell
Brennan Perreira
Travis Teasdale
Nick Burson
Zach Bell
Cristobal Guerrero
Max Gerston
Blake Gutzeit
Ryan Wells
Nick Fahringer
Evan Smith
Ryan Smith
Gary Sutherlin
Trevor Bollinger
Pat Smage
James Stearns
David Cyprian
Chance Fullerton
Cory Buttrick
Eric Yorba
Josh Strang
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
Kealoha Estrella
Pol Tarres
Dalton Shirey
Justin Seeds
Ricky Russell
Alexander Niederer
Cory Graffunder
Keoni Akina
Clayton Gerstner
Andrew DeLong
Justin Wallis
Samuel Fastle
Wally Palmer
Ryan Gouveia
Craig DeLong
Philipp Scholz
Tyler Lynn
Dante Olivera
Layne Michael
Andreas Niederer
Josh Rooken-Smith
Austin Lee
Kyle Tichenor
Ryder Lafferty
Blayne Thompson
Karl Davis Jr.
Kevin Dupuis
Joseph Wasson
Russell Bobbitt
Cole Shondeck
Spencer Wilton
Cody Miller
George Kowalski
Alex Bedley

Additional riders may be added prior to the 2019 event. The top 30 Saturday Amateur riders will also earn a spot in the Sunday racing program.

2019 will also a Women’s class with a Saturday morning qualifying session and Saturday afternoon main event.

Pre-Qualified Riders for 2018 KENDA Tennessee Knockout; Top riders from major off-road events earn free entry to Sunday Knockout Rounds

The 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout podium included American Cody Webb, the UK’s Graham Jarvis and Spain’s Mario Roman. Who will take the podium in 2018?

The eighth annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 18 – 19, 2018 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has attracted some of the top off-road racers from around the world making it one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US. American Cody Webb has dominated the race despite tough competition from the likes of Graham Jarvis, Mario Ramon, Wade Young and Jonny Walker in recent years.

Webb will be back on his FMF KTM Factory Racing machine ready to take on all challengers again in 2018. We are not sure yet which of top international riders will be back to try to knock off Webb but they have all been extended an invitation along with the top US off-road racers. They will again be gunning for a $10,000 purse.

The KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout uses a unique four-round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The amazing Trials Training Center, in Sequatchie, Tennessee, allows for easy access to the race action.

The top five finishers at the previous TKO events have included riders from EnduroCross, World Extreme Enduro, Trials, National Enduro, GNCC, WORCS and even the Enduro World Championship. So, it is a great mix of backgrounds facing off on an extremely challenging course with a large purse on the line.

Pre-qualified riders get a free entry into the Sunday program. These riders earn an invite based top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle race 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 following riders have earned invites directly into the Sunday competition for the 2018 KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout:

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Pre-Qualified Riders for 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout; Top riders earn free entry to Sunday Knockout Rounds

The seventh annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT will take place on August 12-13, 2017 at the Trials Training Center. The TKO has gained a reputation as one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the US and has attracted some of the World’s top racers to try to take the win. Despite stiff competition, FMF KTM Factory Racing backed Cody Webb has dominated the TKO for the last four years. In 2016, he topped South African Wade Young and in 2015, he won an epic battle with the UK’s Johnny Walker.

Webb and Young are both expected to be back along with several of the world’s top off-road riders that have earned an invite directly into the Sunday Knockout rounds. They will all be gunning for a piece of the $10,000 purse. The event will again feature a Red Bull TV feature show, adding to the prestige of taking the win.

The KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout uses a unique four round Knockout race format that is challenging for the riders and entertaining for the fans. The amazing Trials Training Center facility allows for easy access to the race action.

The top five finishers at the previous TKO events have included riders from EnduroCross, World Extreme Enduro, Trials, National Enduro, GNCC, WORCS and even the Enduro World Championship. So it is a great mix of backgrounds facing off on an extremely challenging course with a large purse on the line.

Pre-qualified riders get a free entry into the Sunday program. These riders earn an invite based top results in several major US or International off-road motorcycle race events. 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.

The following riders have earned invites for the 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout.

Cody Webb
Wade Young
Colton Haaker
Kyle Redmond
Cory Graffunder
Max Gerston
Steward Baylor
Mike Brown
Noah Kepple
Ben Kelly
Graham Jarvis
Quinn Wentzel
Cory Buttrick
Mitch Carvolth
Alfredo Gomez
Josh Strang
Nick Klapec
Mario Roman
Wally Palmer
Grant Baylor
Ty Tremaine
Travis Bollinger
Russell Bobbitt
Kailub Russell
Marc Freixa
Pat Smage
Nick Fahringer
Trystan Hart
Thad DuVall
Andrew Putt
Jonny Walker
Jordan Ashburn
Alexander Niederer
Ty Cullins
Billy Bolt
Logan Bolopue
Pascal Rauchenecker
Craig DeLong
Taddy Blazusiak
Wyatt Hart
Ricky Brabec
Jesse Groemm
Robby Bell
Ricky Russell
Karl Davis Jr.
Manuel Lettenbichler
Paul Bolton
Jacob Argubright
Drew Higgins
Dalton Shirey
Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
Tyler Kinkade
Layne Michael
Eric Rhoten
Ryan Smith
Nick Fahringer
Justin Wallis
Samuel Fastle
Eloi Salsench
Hiroshi Takahashi
Taku Izumi
Mike McGinnis
JoJo Bowden
Jobel Coronado
Chris Satterfield
Casey Satterfield
Will Presson
Cooper Abbott
Taylor Robert
Drew Fortner
Destry Abbott
Ryan Sipes
Ian Blyth
Philipp Scholz
Kevin Dupuis
Joseph Wasson
Ryder Lafferty
Justin Seeds
Josh Rooken-Smith
Hunter Neurwirth
Josh Toth
Gary Sutherlin
Dylan Macritchie
Blayne Thompson
Rannar Uusna
Geoff Aaron
Tegan Temple
Zach Love
Ronnie Commo
Chance Baker