Yokley Racing Report: Unadilla GNCC

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

National Guard / Coastal / Bowers Motorcycle Supplies / Yokley Racing Team rider Jarrod McClure finished third Overall and third in the XC1 Pro Class at the 10th round of the 2012 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series in New Berlin, NY. There were 214 total entries including 13 XC1 Pro racers.

Yokley Racing Summary

The GNCC annual two month summer break is over and everyone was ready to get back to racing. Jarrod McClure has been riding and training regularly with his Pennsylvania neighbor, Chris Borich, so he was ready to go! The historic Unadilla has been the home to Pro Motocross events for more than forty years, and the racers are able race on the famed Professional and Amateur motocross courses as well as eight miles of adjoining woods sections. The conditions were almost perfect.

McClure got a great start and headed into the woods in third position. Brian Wolf, Adam McGill and McClure got a small gap on the field for the first three laps. They started getting into lappers by the end of lap 2, so that slowed them down and allowed Chris Borich and Walker Fowler to catch up. For the next several laps, the top six riders were bunched up.

It finally came down to the last two laps of the seven lap race. It was Borich, Fowler and McClure trading positions. Borich pulled off the win, with Fowler and McClure close behind. This was McClure’s best finish, and first podium of the 2012 GNCC season. He is in sixth position in the GNCC season points standings. Congratulations to Chris Borich for wrapping up his fourth GNCC Pro ATV Championship!

The next GNCC event is on October 6 at the Power Line Park facility in St. Clairsville, Ohio. We will see you there!

Jarrod McClure’s Sponsors: Yokley Racing, Army National Guard, Coastal Racing, Kenda Tires, Bowers Motorcycle Supplies, EXIT Suspension, KG Clutches, Roll Design, XC Bob.com, Douglas Wheel Technology, Yoshimura, Moto Pro Training, Moose, IMS/Roll, Tireballs, G-4 Graphics, IMS, PowerMadd, Bell Helmets, Precision, DP Brakes and Quad Tech.

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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