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American Motorcyclist Association announces two new extreme off-road series

Qualifying system for 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship opens 26 more spots

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Nine events in two qualifying series provide more opportunities to secure a spot in the 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship, the Tennessee Knockout on Aug. 14-16 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn.

The new format and additional events open up 26 more spots at the TKO.

“With this new format, more riders can qualify directly to the Saturday afternoon and Sunday races, instead of having to race their way in on Saturday morning,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. “The nine qualifying events bring extreme off-road competition to regions across the nation, and we welcome back several events to the qualifier schedule that did a great job serving as AMA State Championships in 2019.”

Riders can secure starting spots in the Saturday afternoon TKO 2 race based on their participation at any of the qualifying events. The top 10 finishers in each event move directly to the TKO 2 competition.

Additionally, the top three riders from each qualifying series — who are not on the “invited riders” list — skip Saturday’s TKO 1 and TKO 2 competitions and compete against the world’s best extreme off-road riders in the Sunday pro races.

“When we started the Tennessee Knockout event in 2011, there were just a few extreme off-road racing events taking place,” event organizer Eric Peronnard said. “Now, as we prepare for the tenth edition of the TKO, it’s great to see the popularity of these types of events growing. We are proud to be the host event for the AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship.”

For more information about the 2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship/Tennessee Knockout, visit

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road East Series

March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
May 16-17: Madd Moose, Marquette, Mich.
July 4-5: Tough Like RORR, Tamaqua, Pa.
July 18-19: Fallen Timbers, Little Hocking, Ohio
Aug. 1-2: Battle of the Goats, Taylorsville, N.C.

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road West Series

Feb. 8: King of the Motos, Lucerne Valley, Calif.
March 28-29: RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Decatur, Texas
May 2-3: EnduroFest, Reno, Nev.
June 6-7: Last Dog Standing, Devore, Calif.
June 20-21: Stix and Stones, Kellogg, Idaho

2020 AMA Extreme Off-Road Grand Championship

Aug. 14-16: Trials Training Center, Sequatchie, Tenn.