Category Archives: Enduro

GEICO Honda JG Off-Road team to compete in the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

We got this press release today from Sean Finley at Digital Throttle who’s been working with us on the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro:

Sequatchie, TN  (August 16, 2011) – The GEICO, Honda, JG Offroad team will have five riders taking part in the inaugural Kenda Tennessee Knockout, Fueled by Monster Energy. Kyle Redmond, Scott Watkins, Ryan Rodgers, Matt Crouch and Rory Mead will be flying the team JG Offroad colors. And all of these riders have the credentials to be contenders for podium positions.

  • Kyle Redmond_Team GEICO Honda JG Racing steve_shannon_photo bKyle Redmond has had top finishes at extreme events including Erzeberg, EncuroCross and Xtinction.
  • Scott Watkins has been a consistent front runner in the OMA series and GNCC events.
  • Ryan Rodgers is a former GNCC A Champion and Amateur EnduroCross champion.
  • Matt Crouch is a tough young rider from Texas that continues to move up the ranks.
  • Rory Mead is a New Zealander that surprised a lot of people by running up front at a few GNCC and finished 4th at the extremely tough and prestigious Snowshoe event.

Scott Watkins Matt Crouch Ryan Rodgers Rory Mead
GEICO, Honda, JG Offroad team owner, JT Bennett is enthusiastic about his team’s chances for this first time event that will take place at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. “We have a strong group of riders that all have a chance to run up front at this event and I am really excited to do well for KENDA since they are a new team sponsor and the primary backer of this event”. With five strong riders, the numbers are certainly on their side.

The 2011 Kenda Tennessee Knockout event will feature Expert racing on Sunday, August 28th. Amateur riders will get the opportunity to compete on much of the same course on Saturday, August 27th and the top finishers will have the opportunity to advance to the Sunday Expert finals with free entries. 

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Rider and spectator preview videos: Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

Nathan Glinski rode large portions of the amateur course earlier this week on his Honda CRF230F, with a GoPro video camera attached to his helmet.

We’ve created two videos from his video footage: a 2-minute preview for spectators and an 11-minute preview for riders. Feel free to grab the embed code and post it wherever. You can also view the videos on the TTC Facebook page.

Spectator preview:

 

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Cody Webb confirms his entry in the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

We got this press release today from Sean Finley at Digital Throttle who’s been working with us on the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro:

Cody WebbSequatchie, TN (August 1, 2011) – Cody Webb, the 2010 AMA Trials Champion has confirmed that he will be racing his factory backed Beta at the upcoming Kenda Tennessee Knockout, fueled by Monster Energy. Webb spent some time in Europe this winter and competed in two rounds of the FIM World Indoor Enduro Championship and also competed in the “Hells Gate” Extreme Enduro. He logged impressive results at all of those events and especially at the extremely difficult Hells Gate event. So Webb is certainly a threat to take the first ever Tennessee Knockout.

Cody Webb poster“I have full commitment to showing up and riding the knockout. I am looking forward to it.” Webb stated. He has spent a lot of time competing in Trials events at the amazing Trials Training Center but this will be his first time “racing” at the facility. The multi round “Knockout” format will provide great spectating opportunities with three separate qualifiers narrowing the field down to ten riders that will compete in a head to head main event. Webb intends to be one of those ten riders that fights for the inaugural Tennessee Knockout victory.

The 2011 Kenda Tennessee Knockout event will feature Expert racing on Sunday, August 28th. Amateur riders will get the opportunity to compete on much of the same course on Saturday, August 27th and the top finishers will have the opportunity to advance to the Sunday Expert finals with free entries.

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Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro poster now available

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You can view this two-page 2011 Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro poster (PDF) in your browser by clicking either image.

Better yet, download/save the PDF to your computer, print it out, and then post it at a motorcycle shop or other location near you. We’d appreciate it!

For complete details on the event, see the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro website.

Zip Ty Husqvarna confirms Cory Graffunder and Jamie Lanza to compete in the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

We got this press release today from Sean Finley at Digital Throttle who’s been working with us on the Kenda Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro:

Sequatchie, TN (July 22, 2011) – Team Zip Ty Husqvarna will have two top riders on hand to try to take the top step of the podium at the first running of the KENDA Tennessee Knockout, fueled by Monster Energy.

Cory Graffunder and Jamie Lanza will be competing at round three of the GEICO EnduroCross series in Indianapolis just a few days before so they will make the short drive down to Tennessee’s Trials Training Center for the August 28th TKO. Both of these young riders have already proven their skill and tenacity with impressive results in big international events so either one of them could put a Husqvarna in the winner’s circle.

Cory-Graffunder-Photo-Scott-Cox-Resmarket Jamie-Lanza-Photo-Scott-Cox-Resmarket

Cory-GraffunderCory Graffunder is arguably Canada’s top off road motorcycle racer and winner of the 2010 Xtinction Extreme Enduro in Canada as well as 4th place finisher in the 2010 EnduroCross championship. Graffunder has also put in a few trips to Europe for some Extreme Enduro action and has a few top ten finishes at Erzeberg, the most famous Extreme Enduro, so that experience should prove very valuable at the Tennessee Knockout.

Jamie-LanzaJamie Lanza has joined Graffunder on the Zip Ty Husqvarna team for 2011 and he too has proven his speed and strength in tough off road events with several great results at the ISDE as a member of the US Junior Trophy Team. Lanza is a crowd favorite at any event he competes in as his short stature and go for broke riding style grab the attention of everybody in attendance.

Ty Davis, one of the most versatile Motocross and off road motorcycle racers of all time has high expectations for his riders at the Tennessee Knockout. "Cory is really strong at these difficult events and Jamie is incredibly fit and never gives up so I believe that they can both be a threat for the win at this event” stated Davis. “It is great to have another good off road event that fits well with our EnduroCross travel schedule to showcase our riders and sponsors."

The 2011 Kenda Tennessee Knockout event will feature Expert racing on Sunday, August 28th. Amateur riders will get the opportunity to compete on much of the same course on Saturday, August 27th and the top finishers will have the opportunity to advance to the Sunday Expert finals with free entries.

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