YokleyÂ’s RZR fights through mud for victory
William Yokley finished first overall and first in the Open Modified class at the Mountain Ridge GNCC on May 16. There were 51 total entries with 22 Open Modified machines. The guest passenger was long time friend Mark Hix.
William Yokley’s Race Summary
Today was Round 2 of the GNCC UTV series and I was really looking forward to racing here in Somerset. The Racer Production guys laid out a real nice five-mile track with some new trails that looked like fun. My passenger was Mark Hix; he had wanted to take a ride with me and today was his day. We had to draw for starting position, and ended up on the fifth row. The weather had been great all day, but a pretty severe rain storm came through while we were on the start line. It poured on us while we waited for the start, and continued to pour for the entire race. Our goggles were useless very soon after the start, so we had to toss them and run with no eye protection.
We started passing a few machines and finally got to the front. Other than the goggles, we did not have too many problems. We did mow down a few small trees and bounce off some other UTVs; our Polaris RZR ran flawlessly and our Kenda tires worked great. We ended up running five laps and crossed the finish line with bloodshot eyes and both side panels ripped off. Mark had a blast!
These RZRs are so much fun to race, and I’m looking forward to the next round! We are fortunate to be leading in the UTV points halfway through the season.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors are: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, Kenda Tires, Elka Suspension, Roll Design, HMF Exhaust Systems, IMS/Roll, PURE Polaris Lubricants & Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, Douglas Wheel Technology, Moto Pro Training, Tire Balls, Andrews Cycle, Tsubaki Chains, IMS, Four Apparel, ASV Levers, CV4 Hoses, Hygh Octane Design, PIER Graphics, Universal Handlebars, Scott Goggles, ATVRiders.com, Hetrick Motorsports, Powermadd, and Rekluse Clutches.