Tennessee Knock Out Overview:
Location: Sequatchie, TN
Beta Factory Race Team Results:
-Rachel Gutish had an amazing race this weekend taking home her first national championship title!
-Max Gerston finished out the extreme enduro event in 8th place while competing in the stacked Pro class.
-Morgan Tanke put forth a great effort ending the day just shy of the women's pro podium in 4th place.
-Gutish's next event will be at round 6 of the National Enduro Series on August 25th in Wellston, OH. Gerston's next event will be at the 7th round of the West Hare Scramble Series on September 1st in Stillwater, OK. Tanke's next event will be at the 6th round of the National Hare & Hound Series on August 24th in Panaca, NV.
Bike: 200 RR
"I am so thrilled to have finally won my first national championship! So much time and effort goes into making a dream like this a reality, and even then there's no guarantees. The 2019 TKO women's final was one of those rare races when everything goes perfectly. I got a fantastic start, stayed smooth and consistent lap after lap, and controlled the race from beginning to end. I was racing against the most talented field of women to ever line up at the Knock Out, and I couldn't be happier with my results and performance! I'm so glad I could bring home a national championship for Beta after the series of injuries and setbacks I fought through earlier this season!"
Bike: 300 RR
"TKO this year was a lot different then years past! With no rain leading up to the race it made for a dry and rough race with higher speeds. Although it was as technical, the intensity was brought to another level. After a long day of racing I ended up 8th in the final. It's not exactly what I was hoping for, but the stacked field was on it! My 300 RR was working great."
"I felt really good going into the TKO. I had a good qualifying time on Friday which put me in a good starting spot for round 1 on Saturday. TKO 1 started out good and I was trying to ride smart and conserve energy for the final main event race later on that day. I made a small mistake sending me over the bars and aggravated an old wrist injury. I was still able to finish the 19 mile course and qualify for the main. The main event started out great for me and I was charging in second place catching up to the leader for a majority of the race. All of the rocks and rough terrain started taking its toll on my wrist that I injured early that day and I just couldn't hold on. Unfortunately, I dropped off the pace ending up in 4th for the day. It was a frustrating day for me, but I'm ready to rest up and come out swinging for next weekends NHHA."
Photo by Shan Moore