McClure seventh in XC1 Pro ATV class
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished seventh overall and seventh in the XC1 Pro ATV Class today in Round 6 of the 2010 GNCC Series. There were 149 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro Riders.
Yadkinville is located in a scenic part of North Carolina with many wineries and lots of ATV enthusiasts. The weather was quite warm and dry, which made for a very dusty race course. The clay dust was so thick that everything including the race gear and bike looked orange after the race.
Jarrod got a mid pack start and immediately was having trouble seeing due to the dust. To make matters worse, about eight of the XC2 Pro Am riders missed a turn and cut out about a mile of the course. These riders were actually in front of most of the Pro riders after about two miles in, which made even more dust! It also spread the pros out as passing was very difficult in these conditions. Many times during the first lap, riders would have to almost come to a stop because of poor visibility.
Jarrod worked his way through all the Pro Am racers, and passed up to seventh overall by the finish. It was a good finish considering the conditions, and both rider and bike came in unscathed. The Polaris ran strong all day!
The team is looking forward to the next event in Somerset, Pa. on May 22. Jarrod McClure will be racing the Outlaw 450 ATV and William Yokley will be racing the Polaris RZR in the UTV race as well. See you there!