Mechanical issues end McClure's day early
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 53rd overall and 14th in the XC1 Pro ATV class after having mechanical difficulties in Round 10 of the 2010 GNCC Series. There were 219 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro Riders.
Unadilla is a long haul for most of the GNCC competitors, but the historic setting and great race course make it worthwhile. The hot, dry summer made the track quite dusty and rough in some sections, but all in all, it is a fun track to compete on. Race day was sunny and on the hot side.
Jarrod got a middle of the pack start, and as things sorted out, he was able to get into a good rhythm. The long, pro style motocross section was particularly fun. He went from 10th to fifth in three laps, and was running a fast but comfortable pace. On lap four, Jarrod noticed some coolant spewing out the radiator vent hose. On lap five, it was getting progressively worse. He tried to nurse it to the finish since he had a substantial margin over sixth place. But it was not to be and the engine quit near the end of the last lap.
Jarrod was very happy with the way the bike was performing, and had a sure top five finish before the problem set in. The team will get the machine back in good working condition for the next race in Lafayette, Tenn. in two weeks. Jarrod plans on doing some testing at William Yokley’s farm in Kentycky to prepare for the race. We’ll see you there!
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.