The Unadilla GNCC ATV Race Report
New Berlin, New
York, September 12, 2009
William Yokley finished 17th Overall and 12th
in the XC1 Pro Class today. There were 220
total entries with 21 XC1 Pro Riders. Team
Rider Mark Notman finished 177th Overall and
24th in the 28 rider XC2 Pro Am Class.
It’s been a nice summer break and a time to
catch up on things, heal up some bumps and
bruises, and get ready for the final 4 races.
I made some improvements on the 450 Outlaw
Polaris that made it more comfortable to ride
and also put the power to the ground better.
We made the 16 hour trip to NY and arrived to
find out it was raining for most of Friday.
It cleared up for Saturday’s race and the
conditions were almost perfect.
At the start, my bike did not fire up
immediately; I must have touched the throttle as
it was cranking causing it to take a few seconds
to start. So, I started behind everyone
and chased the pack through the first few
corners. I tried to make passes quickly so
as to not get further behind the leaders.
In my haste, I overshot a corner into a mud
hole, costing me even more time. I settled
down and finished lap 1 in 17th position.
I ran pretty consistent lap times and finished
the 5th and final lap in 12th position.
Mark Notman got a good start and put in a
strong first lap in 6th position. On lap
2, he got hung up in a bottleneck but still was
running 9th. On lap 3, he began
experiencing some clutch issues eventually
ending his day.
We arrived home late Sunday night, and will
begin getting ready for the next race in
Yadkinville, NC. We will prepare my
Polaris RZR also, and 2 of the next 3 races I
will be pulling double duty with the RZR and the
Outlaw 450. Should be fun, see you there!
Many Thanks to all our Sponsors!
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors are The Army
National Guard, Polaris Industries, Kenda Tires,
Elka Suspension, Roll Design, HMF Exhaust
Systems, IMS/Roll, PURE Polaris Lubricants &
Fuels, Intense Fabrication & Design, Douglas
Wheel Technology, Moto Pro Training, Tire Balls,
Andrews Cycle, Tsubaki Chains, IMS, Four
Apparel, ASV Levers, CV4 Hoses, Hygh Octane
Design, PIER Graphics, Universal Handlebars,
Scott Goggles, ATVRiders.com, Hetrick
Motorsports, Powermadd, Recluse Clutches, and
Monavie Energy Drinks.