Mechanical issues end Yokley's day early
William Yokley finished 131st overall and 16th in the XC1 Pro class at the Mountain Ridge GNCC on May 16 after experiencing some mechanical problems. There were 200 total entries with 19 XC1 Pro riders. Team rider Mark Notman finished 50th Overall and 15th in the 25 rider XC2 Pro Am Class.
William Yokley’s Race Summary
The Mountain Ridge course is always very rocky making it pretty challenging. It is a neat facility high up in the mountains. The weather was great with lots of sunshine, but the track was pretty dusty in areas. I got a pretty good start, passed a few riders and ended up in fourth place on lap 1. I battled with a few guys and was still running good in seventh place going into lap 3. I started having some overheating issues causing the motor to misfire, and started to drop back. The bike finally quit running on lap 4 ending my day early. We are not sure of the cause until we get home and check everything out. My bike was running and handling well early on which makes me optimistic for the remaining races.
Mark Notman made a good start and was 6th going into lap 2. He started getting arm pump and had to slow down, hoping it would subside. It bothered him all the way to the finish where he came in 15th in the XC2 Pro Am class.
Our next race is in Millfield, OH in 3 weeks. We will be ready, see you there!
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Yokley Racing Team Sponsors are: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, Kenda Tires, Elka Suspension, Roll Design, HMF Exhaust Systems, IMS/Roll, PURE Polaris Lubricants & Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, Douglas Wheel Technology, Moto Pro Training, Tire Balls, Andrews Cycle, Tsubaki Chains, IMS, Four Apparel, ASV Levers, CV4 Hoses, Hygh Octane Design, PIER Graphics, Universal Handlebars, Scott Goggles, ATVRiders.com, Hetrick Motorsports, Powermadd, and Rekluse Clutches.