Category Archives: Enduro

Labor Day weekend: 2nd Annual Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout at the TTC

The 2nd Annual Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout (TKO) is being held this weekend here at the TTC.

Here’s a 1-page summary of the 2012 TKO Schedule (PDF), including fees and rules. See the TKO website for more details.

Final press release from Sean Finley: Brown, Whibley, Bobbitt, Webb, Ashburn, Haaker, Redmond and more set to face off at TKO this weekend

One month to go: 2nd Annual Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout returns to the TTC

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There’s a whole new blogsite devoted to the 2nd Annual Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout this year. Here’s the blurb from the TKO About Page:

TKO-2012-flyer-combined-v2On Labor Day weekend 2012, many of the world’s top off-road motorcycle riders will face a brutal test of man and machine at the 2nd Annual Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout (TKO), fueled by Monster Energy.

The TKO is the creation of Dan Brown, the owner of the Trials Training Center, which has hosted National and World Championship Trials events with assistance from Eric Peronnard, the founder of EnduroCross. The event features a multi round “Knockout” format. Each round is different as the riders race against the clock in some rounds and head to head in others and they do so on both short and long courses consisting of extremely difficult terrain. All of the action is designed to be very spectator friendly with easy viewing access to many of the most challenging sections.

The TKO also includes amateur classes on the previous day with the top 25 finishers earning the opportunity to compete in the Pro class.

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Cancellation of EnduroTrial for 2012

Hey Everybody,

Due to lack of participants this year for the EnduroTrial, we will be cancelling the EnduroTrial for 2012.  We will be rescheduling for sometime in 2013, so be sure to keep your ears open for the new date!   We hope to spread the word even further this year and get more participation for the year 2013.   So please don’t count it out, as we hope to have an even bigger event next year!

We still hope to have everyone out for the Tennessee Knockout Enduro on Labor Day Weekend (September 1,2, 2012).  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so at tennesseeknockoutenduro.com, this will be a fabulous event and we can’t wait to host it!   If you are coming to spectate, bring your hiking boots and smiles and be ready to have a great time!

Thank you,

TTC Staff

Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro featured in January Dirt Rider magazine

TKO feature in Dirt Rider magazine Jan. 2012

The January 2012 issue of Dirt Rider magazine has a feature on the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro held this past August here at the TTC.  (See a pattern here?) Sean Finley at Digital Throttle put this PDF together to give you a glimpse. Here’s an excerpt:

Given the worldwide popularity of hard enduro, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro was proof that with the right organization, a good format, a difficult course and support from the top riders such an event can successfully be held on American soil. The rocky terrain surrounding the Trials Training Center was on par with the difficulty level of most hard enduros, and almost as soon as the event was over, the riders, teams and spectators were buzzing about a future edition of the race.

The article is available via a print or digital subscription to Dirt Rider magazine here.

Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro featured in Dec. Dirt Bike magazine

TKO feature in Dirt Bike Magazine Dec. 2011

The December 2011 issue of Dirt Bike magazine has 3 pages devoted to the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro held this past August here at the TTC.  Sean Finley at Digital Throttle put this PDF together to give you a glimpse.  Excerpt:

When you think about extreme enduros and nasty off-road racing, Europe usually comes to mind. Here in the United States we’ve seen events like Last Man Standing and some National Enduros get pretty brutal, but for years the U.S. extreme off-road race scene has been dead. The inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro (TKO) in Sequatchie, Tennessee, brought extreme off-road racing right here to the States. It was rocky, it was brutal and we hope it is here to stay.

The article is not available online but you can get it by subscribing to Dirt Bike magazine here.