Yokley Racing Report: WORCS Round 7

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished second in the Side by Side 1 Class in Round 7 of the 2011 WORCS Series, while teammate Scott Kiger finished fifth in the same Class. Meanwhile, National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished sixth in the Pro ATV Class.

Summary – Side by Side Race

The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team traveled to Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California after a brief summer break. Glen Helen hosts many different types of off-road races, including the AMA National Motocross Series. The course features a pro-style MX course with many steep hills and lots of natural elevation changes. The weather was sunny and 85 degrees.

William Yokley was in fourth place after the first turn, with teammate Scott Kiger right behind. The two National Guard Coastal Polaris Ranger RZR XP900s moved up to second and third going into the second lap. They stayed in those positions for the next several laps. Kiger dropped back to fifth place after damaging his front differential on one of the many rocks. Yokleyhad a nice battle with the lead machine, finally finishing in second place, and Kiger came home in fifth. The course was pretty rough, with many sandy washboard sections with choppy, square-edged whoops. Both machines ran strong and cool, thanks to their large capacity radiators and cooling systems built by Fluidyne Powersports.

Yokley increased his lead in the WORCS season points, and Scott is in fourth. The next side-by-side race is the GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Oct. 8.

Summary – Pro ATV Race

Jarrod McClure traveled straight from the GNCC race in New York last weekend to California to prepare for this weekend’s WORCS race. He got a poor start, and was toward the rear of the field on lap 1. He steadily worked his way forward on his National Guard Coastal ATV. His progress slowed toward the end of the nine-lap race when he damaged a rear wheel on a rock. This caused his machine to veer off line when he accelerated. McClure finished in sixth place at the end of the 90-minute race. He is in sixth place in WORCS season points.

McClure liked the track, but said the many rocks were quite a challenge. He will travel back across the country to next week’s GNCC ATV race in Somerset, Pa.

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, PowerMadd and Fluidyne Powersports.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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