“I thought I would do it for a bit of fun really,” Knight said. “I had a tough year with the BMW thing. Unfortunately that didn’t work out. Really, I enjoy the race. I just sort of thought I’d get back and have fun more than anything. Once I start having fun again results will come back hopefully.”
Knight will be riding a Kawasaki, making him eligible for Kawasaki's $10,000 to win a GNCC contingency as well as an extra $1000 for winning the XC1 pro class with the $10,000 overall bonus and $10,000 Kawasaki bonus, and Knight could pocket $21,000 for winning the three-hour event.