Yokley Racing Report: Big Buck GNCC
William Yokley jumped out to an early lead before damaging his machine.
Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 33rd Overall and 13th in the XC1 Modified Class. Team driver Scott Kiger finished fourth Overall and third in the same class. There were 49 total entries including 21 XC1 Modified teams. William’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and Scott’s passenger was Tyler King.
Yokley Racing Summary
The Racer Production promoters always lay out a good, challenging course for the competitors. This year, the four-mile course featured a combination of technical woods sections and faster open areas with multiple racing lines. Track conditions were very good and the temp was in the 70s.
Despite rolling his machine, Scott Kiger managed to recover and finish fourth overall and third in the XC1 Modified Class.
At the drop of the flag for the dead-engine start, the Polaris Team RZR XP 900s fired right up and were at the head of the pack heading into the woods. After some initial dicing, Yokley settled into the lead with Kiger close behind. Midway through lap 1, Kiger clipped a tree and flipped over on his top. He and his passenger got out, righted the machine, and took off in hot pursuit of the lead pack. On lap 3 of 6, Yokley experienced some bad luck when his front wheel came in contact with another machine’s rear wheel resulting in breaking a steering component. Unable to steer, his day was over.
Kiger was steadily working his way back in contention, and was able to get up to fourth overall at the finish. This was a great comeback after flipping over earlier in the race! Overall, the machines were running and handling great, which gives the drivers a lot of confidence as they head to the next event, The John Penton in Millfield, Ohio on June 1. We’ll see you there!
Yokley Side by Side Racing Team Sponsors: Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, CST, Army National Guard, Yoshimura, Holz Racing Products, OMF, Walker Evans, Fluidyne, Beard Seats, Tireballs, SustainU, and Big Country Powersports.
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