Jonny Walker Competes In Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout

Extreme off-road star Jonny Walker says he’ll compete in next month’s KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout. Photography by Future7Media

One of the world’s best extreme off-road racer, Red Bull KTM’s Jonny Walker, will compete in this year’s KENDA AMA Tennessee Knockout (TKO) at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, August 15-16.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to race in the States,” Walker said. “With so much of my racing taking place in Europe, getting the chance to race against new riders on a track I’ve not been to before is really exciting. Things have been going really, really well so far this year so it would be great to keep my winning streak going. I know that guys like Cody Webb will be tough to beat, but I can’t wait to race against him and guys like Taylor Robert outdoors. It’s also going to be great to race in front of some of my US fans and sponsors. It’s going to be a blast”.

As Walker noted, he will face off against Cody Webb, the two time defending KENDA Tennessee Knockout winner. The two riders have raced each other several times in the past as both competed in the 2015 FIM SuperEnduro Championship, where Webb finished second and Walker third in the championship. Webb has also traveled to Europe on a few occasions to compete at Erzberg and the Tough One events, where Walker came out ahead but that was a few years ago and on more familiar terrain for Walker. So the two should be well matched when Webb is on home turf.

Unqualified Expert/Pro and amateur riders race on Saturday, August 15, with the top finishers earning the opportunity to move on to the Sunday Expert Knockout rounds. On Sunday, riders will compete in a very tough and spectator friendly four-round Knockout racing format. The Sunday racing will start with a “Hot Lap” at 9:30 am central time.