The AMA Tennessee Knockout is the lone American race on our countdown. “TKO” as it’s called takes riders into the Tennessee outback for an elimination-style race. The field is whittled down with each round, and the course becomes increasingly difficult. The rolling hills of Sequatchie, Tennessee are littered with rocks, roots and slippery rocks, and riders are also challenged by the August heat and humidity.
While there are a few other budding extreme off-road events in the U.S., TKO is the only true world-class event in the eyes of the pros. With each year it is drawing more international riders, making the prestige even bigger for American riders eager to take an international win on home soil.
2016 Tennessee Knockout Video Highlights