Yokley Racing ATV Report: Snowshoe GNCC
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 10th overall and seventh in the XC1 Pro ATV class in Round 9 of the 2010 GNCC Series. There were 169 total entries with 15 XC1 Pro Riders.
The Snowshoe event is easily the most beautiful and toughest on the schedule. The Racer Production crew makes this race really difficult, with huge elevation changes, many mud bog sections, and lots of rocks. The Grand Prix style start is different from any other GNCC, with racers starting five on a row at ten second intervals. Jarrod McClure started on the second row since he is in the top ten in season points.
The weather was great with clear skies and 81 degrees, making it hot in the sun but a little cooler in the forest. Jarrod was pretty careful on the first lap, and came through in 11th place. Mistakes can result in getting stuck in what seems like bottomless mud holes, or damaging your bike on the many rocks.
Jarrod worked his way up to fourth on the lap 2 and third on the lap 3 by riding smart and avoiding bottlenecks. On the last lap, he was still running well until about 2 miles from the finish, when he slid into a tree in one of the worst mud areas. He tried backing up but just buried the bike further. After getting off and wrestling the bike for a while, he finally got going. Unfortunately, Kizer, Bithell and Cook all passed him while he was stuck, and he finished seventh in the pro class.
All in all, the race went pretty well for the team, and Jarrod was very happy with the way the 450 Polaris Outlaw ran strong all day long. The Kenda tires with Tireballs worked great in the varied conditions, especially on the slick muddy hills and slippery rocks. Yokley Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors for their strong and loyal support, because without them, we would not be able to compete at this level.
The GNCC Series now takes its summer break, and Jarrod plans on competing in some local and regional races in Pennsylvania and New York. He and William Yokley will start preparing some new race machines for the next GNCC event in Unadilla, NY on Sept. 11. William will also be making regular appearances during the break for the National Guard at promotional and recruiting events. Also, check out the updated Yokley Racing website at http://www.yokleyracing.com/.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors: The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC Bob’s, Douglas Wheel Technology, Motoworks Exhaust Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear, Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing Products, G-4 Graphics, Andrews Cycle, Powermadd, SCOTT USA Goggles, PURE Polaris Lubricants & Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, IMS, Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports, TanTerra Wines and Tusk Off-Road.