Team earns podium in UTV class
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 132nd overall and 13th in the XC1 Pro ATV class after suffering some mechanical issues in Round 7 of the 2010 GNCC Series. There were 170 total entries with 15 XC1 Pro Riders. National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 2nd overall and 2nd in the UTV class. There were 43 total entries with 15 Open Modified teams.
Yokley Racing Summary
The Mountain Ridge Trails Resort is a very popular ATV park with more than 2,500 acres of trails and riding areas. The race course features lots of rugged, rocky terrain, hill climbs, mud bogs and fast trails. A heavy, driving rain set in just as the afternoon race began. This made the rocks, hills, and mud holes even more treacherous to negotiate. Jarrod McClure got a decent start in the ATV Pro class, but before he finished lap 1, he had an issue with his air box, which allowed water and mud in the intake system. His day ended early after only 2 laps.
In the UTV race, William Yokley was running in the top 3 after much bumping at the start. His guest passenger today was John Bowers, who got his first taste of riding with William. At about the mid-point of the race, the machine impacted a big wet rock, and then bounced into a tree. This bent a front wheel and did some damage to the brakes and steering system. William had to slow a bit to make sure he finished the event. The team finished 2nd at the end of 7 laps.
Although the ATV race was disappointing, the UTV race went quite well. William is now leading the UTV season points. The team’s next race is in Millfield, Ohio in two weeks where both William and Jarrod will compete. William will also be making an appearance showcasing the race machines for the National Guard at a large ATV & 4-wheel drive jamboree in Oneida Tennessee on May 29.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC Bob’s, Douglas Wheel Technology, Motoworks Exhaust Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear, Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing Products, G-4 Graphics, Andrews Cycle, Powermadd, SCOTT USA Goggles, PURE Polaris Lubricants & Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, IMS, Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports, TanTerra Wines and Tusk Off-Road.