Wade Young is one of the top Extreme Enduro racers in the world right now. The South African rode his Sherco to an impressive second place at the 2016 Kenda Tennessee Knockout despite having to stop to replace a broken clutch lever during the main event. Young has confirmed that he will be back for the 2017 TKO, taking place at the Trials Training Center on August 12-13, to battle for the win.
Young is one of the few riders that has straight up beat Graham Jarvis, taking the win at the 2016 Hells Gate in Italy. He also won the tough multi day Roof of Africa in his home country two times in addition to taking a podium finish at the 2016 Red Bull Romaniacs. And he just had another solid ride at the Erzberg Rodeo, taking fourth place. All of this and he is just twenty-one years old.
Young will be facing off against a tough field that already includes Cody Webb, Graham Jarvis and Colton Haaker confirmed but should be up for the challenge.
Look for more top riders to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
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.
Wade Young had an impressive second place finish in his first attempt at the Kenda Tennessee Knockout in 2016. He will be looking to knock off Cody Webb for the 2017 win.
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