Extreme Off-Road is a specialized form of racing that tests a rider's skill and their machine's capabilities over the most challenging terrain that each venue has to offer - from agonizing hill climbs, to endless rock fields, log crossings and the worst natural conditions imaginable. The format is wide open for the host organizations to throw as many curve balls at riders as possible. Extreme Off-Road features Le Man’s starts, timed sections, GPS navigation, course changes and more, all with the intent on finding the toughest riders in the US and pitting them against one another in extreme battle!
Grand National Championship
The toughest and most prestigious AMA Extreme Off-Road Event is the Kenda Tennessee Knockout in Sequatchie, Tenn. Hosted by the Trials Training Center in the rocky hills of their training facility, the two-day event brings some of the biggest names in the extreme racing world out to participate.
Kenda AMA Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro
The event features a multi-round “knockout” format. Each round is different, as the riders race against the clock in some rounds and head-to-head in others. The courses vary in length and can cover extremely difficult terrain. The race is designed to be spectator-friendly. The TKO, as it is nicknamed, includes amateur classes on Saturday with the top 25 finishers earning the opportunity to compete in the pro class on Sunday.
Being the newest discipline in the AMA rule book, Extreme Off-Road is in the process of growing. In doing so, the AMA has selected several events on the AMA racing calendar to represent their individual states.
Jan. 14-15: Decatur, Texas – RevLimiter Extreme
June 10: Devore, Calif. – Prairie Dog's Last Dog Standing
July 1-2: Tamaqua, Pa. – Tough Like RORR
Oct. 1: Marquette, Mich. – Mad Moose
AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook