The 2017 Kenda Tennessee Knockout, presented by Moose Racing and SRT Offroad, will again include a separate Women’s class to compete on Saturday. Women entries will ride a morning qualifier race that they must complete in order to race the Women’s only, multi lap main event on a special short course in the afternoon.
The ladies will be competing for a $1,000 purse to be paid out to the top three finishers ($500, $300, $100 for first second and third respectively). In addition, the top three finishers will be invited to compete in the Sunday expert Knockout program.
Rachael Gutish has dominated the TKO Women’s race the past two years but Beta’s Morgan Tanke has already confirmed that she will be attending for the first time. Like Gutish, Tanke is a multi-time EnduroCross main event winner and both have proven capable of competing at the top level of tough off-road events, even competing against the men.
Women riders can still enter by contacting the Trials Training Center.
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.
Rachel Gutish dominated the Women’s class in 2015 and 2016. She is hoping more female riders will come to challenge her in 2017.
Credit Photo: Larry Mayo.