National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished first overall and first in the Side by Side Open Modified Class at the Powerline Park GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished 31st Overall and 17th in the same class after being involved in a mishap. There were 45 total entries with 22 Open Modified teams in the race today. Yokley’s guest passenger was Steve Gieble, and Kiger’s passenger was Joe Waligora.
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Pro ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished sixth Overall and fifth in the XC1 Pro ATV class. There were 145 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro riders.
Summary – Side by Side
Powerline Park is always a popular venue with both riders and spectators. The course offers fast open-field sections, tight, technical trails with lots of natural elevation changes. Rain during the week made the course a little slick, but the competitors agreed that it was a blast to race on.
The National Guard Polaris Team started on the first row, and as they headed into the woods, Yokley was in third and Kiger a few positions further back. There was a brief bottleneck when one racer got crossed up in a tight section allowing all the others to close in bumper to bumper. Yokley finished lap 1 in third and Kiger was seventh. By lap 3, Yokley was in the lead with Kiger in third, and the team was looking good for podium finishes.