Final Tennessee KO Rider List Announced

July 20, 2012
Courtesy of Digital Throttle
Tennessee Knockout Logo

The final list of riders that earned a free entry into the second annual KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout, fueled by Monster Energy is complete. The expert race will take place on Sunday, September 2nd during the Labor Day holiday weekend and the $10,000 purse, free entry and challenging course is sure to attract top off-road racers from multiple disciplines. Mike Brown, the 2011 winner and 2012 X Games Gold Medalist confirmed last week that the “TKO” is still on his schedule.

The top ten finishers from the 2011 TKO and top ten riders from all of the major off-road championship series are all pre-qualified for the 2012 TKO. Those riders get a free entry into the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. Below is the pre-qualification process and list of the pre-qualified riders:

Riders are pre-qualified based on finishing in the top 10 in the following during 2011: Tennessee Knockout, EnduroCross Expert Championship, AMA/NATC National Trials Pro Championship, GNCC XC1 Championship, AMA National Enduro Pro Championship, WORCS Pro-1 Championship, OMA Expert Championship. Riders in the top five in the above championships on August 1, 2012 will also earn a pre-qualified position. The promoter may also select top riders from around the world as wild card entries with free entries to the Sunday Expert race.

• Mike Brown
• Cody Webb
• Paul Whibley
• Jordan Ashburn
• Bobby Prochnau
• Wally Palmer
• Kyle Redmond
• Michael Williams
• Rory Mead
• Cory Buttrick
• Russell Bobbitt
• Jimmy Jarrett
• Pat Smage
• Taddy Blazusiak
• Gary Sutherlin
• Thad DuVall
• Josh Strang
• Keith Wineland
• Nick Fahringer
• Scott Watkins
• Michael Lafferty
• Bryan Roper
• Geoff Aaron
• Nathan Kanney
• Colton Haaker
• Andrew Delong
• Graham Jarvis
• Dougie Lampkin
• Shane Klimek
• Karl Davis Jr.
• Adam Banneur
• Eric Storz
• Shane Hufford Jr.
• Andrew Oldar
• Destry Abbott
• Chris Bach
• Shad Petersen
• Brett Zofchak
• Cole Kirkpatrick
• Jededia Haines
• Will Ibsen
• Brad Bakken
• Phil Smage
• Charlie Mullins
• Justin Soule
• Taylor Robert
• Kurt Caselli
• Bobby Garrison
• Kailub Russell
• Robby Bell
• Ryan Abbatoye
• Bobby Bonds
• Kevin Rookstool
• Cory Graffunder
• Graham Jarvis
• Andreas Lettenbichler
• Steward Baylor
• Taichi Tanaka
• Alfredo Gomez
• Ivan Ramirez
• Chris Bruand
• Alex Salvini
• Max Gerston
• Kendall Normal
• Fred Crosset
• Ben Rego
• Ryan Rodgers
• Jacob Argubright
• Eric Rhoten
• Keith Sweeten
• Jason Thomas
• Jesse Robinson

If you are one of the above riders and plan to participate, please email to confirm your participation and hold your spot. Please include your name, bike brand, number and AMA card number. Please send the email by August 15th.

Unqualified Expert/Pro and amateur riders can race on Saturday with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, the riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four round Knockout format.

Here is a peak at some of the action from the 2011 event:

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