Pre-Qualified Riders Announced for 2017 Tennessee Knockout

Top riders from major off-road events earn free entry to Sunday Knockout Rounds.

Sequatchie, TN – 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.

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.

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.

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.

  1. Cody Webb
  2. Wade Young
  3. Colton Haaker
  4. Kyle Redmond
  5. Cory Graffunder
  6. Max Gerston
  7. Steward Baylor
  8. Mike Brown
  9. Noah Kepple
  10. Ben Kelly
  11. Graham Jarvis
  12. Quinn Wentzel
  13. Cory Buttrick
  14. Mitch Carvolth
  15. Alfredo Gomez
  16. Josh Strang
  17. Nick Klapec
  18. Mario Roman
  19. Wally Palmer
  20. Grant Baylor
  21. Ty Tremaine
  22. Travis Bollinger
  23. Russell Bobbitt
  24. Kailub Russell
  25. Marc Freixa
  26. Pat Smage
  27. Nick Fahringer
  28. Trystan Hart
  29. Thad DuVall
  30. Andrew Putt
  31. Jonny Walker
  32. Jordan Ashburn
  33. Alexander Niederer
  34. Ty Cullins
  35. Billy Bolt
  36. Logan Bolopue
  37. Pascal Rauchenecker
  38. Craig DeLong
  39. Taddy Blazusiak
  40. Wyatt Hart
  41. Ricky Brabec
  42. Jesse Groemm
  43. Robby Bell
  44. Ricky Russell
  45. Karl Davis Jr.
  46. Manuel Lettenbichler
  47. Paul Bolton
  48. Jacob Argubright
  49. Drew Higgins
  50. Dalton Shirey
  51. Daniel Blanc-Gonnet
  52. Tyler Kinkade
  53. Layne Michael
  54. Eric Rhoten
  55. Ryan Smith
  56. Nick Fahringer
  57. Justin Wallis
  58. Samuel Fastle
  59. Eloi Salsench
  60. Hiroshi Takahashi
  61. Taku Izumi
  62. Mike McGinnis
  63. JoJo Bowden
  64. Jobel Coronado
  65. Chris Satterfield
  66. Casey Satterfield
  67. Will Presson
  68. Cooper Abbott
  69. Taylor Robert
  70. Drew Fortner
  71. Destry Abbott
  72. Ryan Sipes
  73. Ian Blyth
  74. Philipp Scholz
  75. Kevin Dupuis
  76. Joseph Wasson
  77. Ryder Lafferty
  78. Justin Seeds
  79. Josh Rooken-Smith
  80. Hunter Neurwirth
  81. Josh Toth
  82. Gary Sutherlin
  83. Dylan Macritchie
  84. Blayne Thompson
  85. Rannar Uusna
  86. Geoff Aaron
  87. Tegan Temple
  88. Zach Love
  89. Ronnie Commo
  90. Chance Baker
Riders try to negotiate one of the difficult waterfall sections during the 2016 TKO. Photo: Future7Media.

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