Polaris RZR XP 900s sweep UTV podium
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished second in the Side-by-Side 1 Class in Round 4 of the 2011 WORCS Series. National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished fifth in the Pro ATV Class.
Summary – Side by Side Race
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing team arrived in California two days before this WORCS race to do some testing and get used to the terrain. Team Side-by-Side driver Scott Kiger unfortunately was not able to make the trip. He underwent an emergency appendectomy on Thursday, and is recovering back in West Virginia. The team did the finishing touches on the machines and headed to Cahuilla Creek MX Park in Anza. The course was very fast with a few technical sections including a Pro section featuring huge rocks that had to be ridden over. A pro-style motocross course was also utilized.
William Yokley got a fifth place start in the 45 minute Side-by-Side Class 1 race. There were 15 in the class, and he passed 2 competitors in the motocross section on the opening lap. He caught up to leader Beau Baron and settled into a good pace. The track crew heavily watered sections of the course, so if you followed too closely, the mud roost was pretty heavy.
Yokley made a charge on the fourth and final lap, but came up just short, and settled for second place. Congratulations to Beau Baron for the victory. Polaris XP-900s swept the podium, so it was a great day for these new machines! Yokley maintains his WORCS series points lead, and now focuses on his next Side-by-Side race at the Indy 100 GNCC event in Gosport, Ind. on May 14.
Summary – Pro ATV Race
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team Rider Jarrod McClure is getting more comfortable competing in this series with every race. McClure is the only east coast racer competing full time in the WORCS series. He got a sixth place start at the beginning of the 90-minute Pro ATV race. The start area was concrete with a starting gate.
McClure worked his way up to fifth position, and was challenging for fourth when he stalled his machine in the Pro rock section on the last lap. He did catch up, but finished in fifth for the day. McClure sits tied for sixth in the WORCS season points. His next race is the Loretta Lynn’s GNCC in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. on April 30.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC Bobs.com, Douglas Wheel Technology, HMF Exhaust Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear, Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing Products, G-4 Graphics, SCOTT USA Goggles, IMS, Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports, TanTerra Wines, Tusk Off-Road, Baldwin Motorsports, K&N Filters, RPM Axles, KG Clutches and PowerMadd.