AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships begin

2018 Kenda RevLimiter AMA Texas Extreme Off-Road State Championship is Round 1 TKO Qualifier

AMA News Author (no byline)

By Erek Kudla, AMA Off-Road Racing Manager

The AMA Extreme Off-Road State Championships, a new AMA series kicked off Jan. 13-14 in Decatur, Texas, with the 2018 Kenda RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, the AMA Texas Extreme Off-Road State Championship.

The event was hosted by MotoKolors Racing.

Each round of competition is a standalone championship, representing the best riders in each region of the country—Texas, California, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Each event also serves as a qualifier for the AMA Grand Championship, the Kenda Tennessee Knockout.

Evan Ask was the top qualifier for race two at the Tennessee Knock Out in August, finishing sixth overall. Photo by Darrin Chapman

The top three overall competitors, whether they are pre-qualified or not, qualify straight to the TKO Pro Race on Sunday.

The next 10 who are not pre-qualified riders qualify for the second TKO Amateur race on Saturday.

In its second year, the Kenda Revlimiter attendance has exploded, with more than 150 entrants and a course lined with spectators. Breaking the ice for the off-road season, the second weekend of January is both cold and exciting, with many riders just shaking off the winter cob webs, debuting new rides and sponsors.

The event’s difficulty has been stepped up, as well, this year, definitely adding justification to the “Extreme Off-Road” title.

On Day 1, the Amateur State Champions all were crowned in a two-lap race that took the overall winner Jeff Cowan more than an hour to finish. He would go on to finish 13th overall on Sunday, qualifying fourth for the TKO 2.

The top 75 finishers from Saturday raced the Pro event on Sunday, where five-time Tennessee Knockout champion Cody Webb, aboard his FMF/KTM 250 XC-W TPi, dominated the field, sweeping all three extreme motos. SRT Off-Road’s Cory Graffunder finished second, followed by defending RevLimiter Champion Jordan Ashburn aboard his Factory Beta.

The riders qualifying for positions in TKO 2 had stiff competition, with the Klim/Roosters Next MX-backed Evan Ask finishing sixth overall and taking the top qualifying spot. Colorado transplant Dustin McCarthy took the second spot, finishing 11th overall, and Tri City Cycles Josh Staley qualified third in 12th overall.

The riders have a chance to better their TKO start position or qualify at the next three events in the Championship:

  • June 9: Devore, Calif.: Last Dog Standing
  • June 17: Marquette, Mich.: Mad Moose Hard Enduro
  • June 30-July 1: Tamaqua, Pa.: Tough Like RORR



Moto 1

Moto 2

Moto 3

City

State


1

Cody Webb

1

1

1

San Jose

CA


2

Cory Graffunder

2

3

3

Simi Valley

CA


3

Jordan Ashburn

3

2

4

Cookeville

TN


4

David Knight

4

4

2

Ballaugh

SD


5

Mitch Carvolth

6

5

5

Scottsdale

AZ

*

6

Evan Ask

5

6

6

Huntley

MT


7

Nick Fahringer

9

7

7

Ludlow Falls

OH


8

Grayson Gonsalves

10

8

8

Kapaa

HI


9

Wally Palmer

8

9

13

Waterford

NJ


10

Josh Rooken-Smith

11

15

9

Cleveland

TN

*

11

Dustin McCarthy

15

10

10

El Cajon

CA

*

12

Josh Staley

12

13

12

Severance

CO

*

13

Jeff Cowan

13

12

15

Huntsville

AL

*

14

Stephen Edmondson

14

19

18

Rocky Mount

VA


15

Tyler Kinkade

25

16

11

Olympia

WA

*

16

David Garza

30

11

14

Huntley

MT


17

Tanner McCoy

19

14

23

Tiplersville

MS

*

18

Jojo Toole

20

17

22

Fort Smith

AR

*

19

Brennan Perreira

26

18

16

Kalaheo

HI

*

20

Malcolm Hett

18

25

17

Lake Country

BC

*

21

Tim Henion

17

23

20

Charlottesville

VA

* = Qualified for TKO 2

AMA Texas Extreme Off-Road State Champions



City

State

Cody Webb

Overall

San Jose

CA

Jeff Cowan

A Open

Huntsville

AL

Todd Slavik

A 45+

Fort Worth

TX

Sid Lambert

A 30+

Ball Ground

GA

Zachary Rappa

B Open

St Germain

WI

Shelby Turner

Women

Barons

ALB

Carlos Cisneros

B 30+

El Gato Rd

TX

Justin Bruwer

B 45+

Huntsville

AL

Colby Keller

C Open

Cleveland

TN

Jason Baldwin

C 30+

Pickerington

OH

Chuck Longhenry

C 45+

Richardson

TX