Yokley leads in UTV points chase
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished eighth overall in the Pro ATV class in Round 2 of the 2011 WORSC Series on Sunday, Feb. 27. National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished third in the Side by Side Class 1 UTV class, and National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished seventh in the same class after experiencing mechanical problems. Summary The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing team made the trip to Primm, Nev. for Round 2 of the 2011 WORCS series. Cold weather, high winds and snow greeted the team at the Buffalo Bills race course located 35 miles south of Las Vegas. The UTV race was run partly on the short Trophy Truck course with many jumps and turns, and partly in the desert with lots of sand whoops and high speed areas.
The 45 minute UTV race started out very good for the National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing team, running third and fourth through lap 3 of the four-lap race. Scott Kiger was comfortably running right with the top 2 UTVs, and was planning to kick the pace up on the final lap. On lap 4 Kiger’s drive belt failed and he was forced out of the race, finishing in seventh position. This was much unexpected, as drive belts are virtually unbreakable. Yokley inherited third position and finished the race there. Yokley was accompanied by guest passenger David “Bird” Phillips, who does much of the machine work for Doug Roll at Roll Design. The new Polaris RZRs performed well today, and Yokley is now leading the season points. The UTV Team now looks forward to the opening round of the GNCC UTV Series in Aonia Pass, Ga. on March 12.
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV was looking to improve on the results from Round 1. Team rider Jarrod McClure’s wrist injury had improved, and he had been training and riding in California. McClure got a great start in this 90-minute race, and was running in second position for the first few turns. He ran in the top five for next three laps. When he came in for a fuel stop, his bike was running rough and seemed down on power. The crew checked the air filter and found that it was clogged with dirt and sand. They made a quick change, but he had lost time and was much further back in the pack. McClure worked his way back up to eighth place at the finish. He was pumped that he was able to run with the top guys and now sits in eighth place in the season points. McClure’s next ATV race is Round 1 of the GNCC ATV Series in River Ranch Fla. on March 6.
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