Pre-Qualified Riders for 2017 KENDA Tennessee Knockout

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.

Riders try to negotiate one of the difficult waterfall sections during the 2016 TKO.

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

American Cody Webb (center) took the 2016 KENDA Tennessee Knockout win over South Africa’s Wade Young (left) and Kyle Redmond (right). All three are planning to be back to compete again in 2017 along with a long list of top off-road racers.

Photo: Future7Media.

Check out the 2016 Red Bull TV Tennessee Knockout Show here: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1QAU6F7C92111/recap-slick-and-muddy?playlist=AP-1QAU6F7C92111

Check out video for highlights of some of the previous events here: 2016 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJfGKieHOYQ 2015 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Yqa9Uh-nw 2014 Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZQAsUa1rk 2013 Highlights: http://youtu.be/VqJZnQBdTZ8 2012 Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moyylu0KN68&feature=plcp

For more information about the Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT, please visit: http://tennesseeknockoutenduro.com/ For general information please contact: Catherine.Bedley@trialstrainingcenter.com or Alison@trialstrainingcenter.com. For Expert rider race information please contact: Eric@ericperonnard.com For Sponsorship information please contact: Sean.Finley@digitalthrottle.com

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