The Powerline Park
GNCC UTV Race Report
St. Clairsville, Ohio,
October 11, 2008
William Yokley finished 1st Overall today at
Ohio’s Powerline Park UTV race. There were 54
total entries with 12 Open Modified teams.
William’s wife Tina was the mandatory passenger
in the machine today.
Today was Round 3 of the GNCC UTV Race Series
in St. Clairsville OH. This series is a blast to
compete in, and the number of competitors is
increasing at every event. The 2 mile course
makes it interesting for the spectators, but
with 54 machines racing, it makes for a lot of
traffic. My wife Tina was riding with me today
making this her first race event.
The flag dropped and my Polaris RZR got a
great start; we were 2nd coming out of turn 1.
As we made the first few turns, I heard a
machine screaming through the tall grass and
T-Boning the leader. He creamed the leader right
in the side, turning both machines over several
times. Wow, 30 seconds into the race and 2
machines were upside down! Apparently, he
misread the turn big time!
We continued on and had a pretty calm race
after that. The only tense times were when we
were lapping other machines, and some occasional
heavy dust. Our Polaris ran and worked really
well, and other than me hitting a few trees and
stumps, we had a flawless race. At the end of 10
laps, we took the checkered flag just ahead of
Jarrett Stephens and Shane Turner, my
Tompkinsville, KY buddies. I did notice after
the race that our neat National Guard door
panels were pretty torn up from some
miscellaneous impacts. Tina had fun and a better
understanding how much fun passing in the dust
can be, and what it feels like to hit a ditch at
We have one race left to run and I’m leading
in the points. I know anything can happen, but I
feel confident we will be competitive at the
Ironman in two weeks. Thanks to the great folks
at Polaris for providing me with a fast,
I’ll see you later.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors are: The
Army National Guard, Rocky Mountain ATV, Polaris
Industries, ITP Tires, Elka Suspension, Roll
Design, HMF Exhaust Systems, IMS/Roll, Tire
Balls, Andrews Cycle, Douglas Wheel Technology,
Baldwin Motorsports, CGR, O’Neal Clothing,
Panolin Lubricants, IMS, Hinson, 317 Graphics,
Intense Fabrication & Design, Tsubaki Chains,
Hardkor, Shoei Helmets, Axcalibar Axles,
Streamline, Powermadd, KG Clutch Factory, Moto
Pro Training and ATVRiders.com.