Entries open on December 6 for the ninth annual 2019 Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro - new qualifying format for amateur riders.
The Kenda Tennessee Knockout (TKO) has become one of the premier off-road motorcycle races in the United States – the ninth annual TKO will take place at the Trials Training Centre in Sequatchie, Tennessee on August 16-18, 2019.
Cody Webb undoubtedly is the man at TKO with six straight wins despite serious challenges from the top US and International riders. Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler, South Africa’s Wade Young, the UK’s Graham Jarvis, and Spain’s Mario Roman have all joined Webb on the podium in recent years.
North American riders including Colton Haaker, Kyle Redmond, Taylor Robert, Max Gerston, Jordan Ashburn and Cory Graffunder have also tried to unseat Webb but without success.
New format for 2019
As previous, TKO will feature Amateur racing on Saturday and Experts on Sunday. The Sunday format will again feature the infamous multi-round Knockout format that is challenging for the riders and very spectator friendly. The expert riders will also compete for a $10,000 purse.
There will also be a Women’s class with a Saturday morning qualifying session and Saturday afternoon main event.
Any rider who finished in the top 26 at the 2018 TKO qualify 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.
New for 2019, Amateur riders get the chance to compete in a Friday afternoon “hot-lap” qualifying session to earn starting positions for Saturday race one. The qualifying session for pre-qualified riders sets their start position for race two. If you don’t fancy the hot lap you’ll line-up based on sign-up order.
The Saturday program will include two rounds of racing and will serve as the Extreme Enduro AMA Grand Championship for Amateur riders. Amateur riders can earn spots directly into round two via several AMA regional championship events.
Riders that do not qualify via one of the AMA regional events can sign up for one of 350 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 earn a spot in Sunday’s expert program.
Amateur registration opens at 6:00 pm CST on Thursday, December 6, 2018. There are just 350 spots available and entries sold out in just a couple of hours in the past so get your entry in!
More information: tennesseeknockoutenduro.com
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