Gerston, Ashburn and Tanke aiming for podiums Beta USA has built up a solid race team to showcase the Italian marque’s full range of bikes and they will have three of their factory backed riders competing at the 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout at the Trials Training Center on August 12-13. Max Gerston and Jordan Ashburn will be aiming for top finishes on Sunday while Morgan Tanke will be aiming to top the women’s class on Saturday and then see how far she can go against the pros on Sunday.
Max Gerston has competed in all six previous Kenda Tennessee Knockout events and always seems to have some kind of problem that takes him out of contention for top spots. The Arizona rider is a top EnduroCross racer that has the skills necessary to compete for a top TKO finish.
Jordan Ashburn is a Tennessee native that has had some top ten finishes in the TKO in the past. He joined the Beta USA Factory team for 2017 and is having his best season in years taking wins in the popular Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro series and currently leading the points chase. He will have local support as he chases a top finish.
Morgan Tanke has multiple EnduroCross Women’s main event wins on her resume so she certainly has the skills necessary to tackle tough obstacles. Tanke will be aiming for the Women’s win but don’t be surprised to see her make it through at least a few rounds on Sunday as well on her Beta XTrainer.
Look for more top riders to be confirmed in these last few weeks before the event.
The seventh annual Kenda Tennessee Knockout will take place on Saturday, August 12th (Amateurs) and Sunday, August 13th at the Trials Training Center located in Saquatchie, Tennessee. The World’s top off-road riders are invited directly to the Sunday program. Unqualified Expert/Pro and amateur riders race on Saturday with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four-round Knockout racing format.
Max Gerston has multiple EnduroCross podium finishes to his credit and will be aiming to put his Beta on the podium at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout.
Tennessee’s Jordan Ashburn joined the Beta Factory team for 2017 and has had a great season. He will be aiming for a podium at the TKO.
Morgan Tanke has been racing a Beta XTrainer with amazing results against the men in several tough off-road races. This will be her first attempt at the TKO.