The Power Line Park GNCC ATV & UTV Race Report
Ohio, October 3, 2009
William Yokley finished 22nd Overall and 15th
in the XC1 Pro Class today. There were 206
total entries with 21 XC1 Pro Riders. Team
Rider Mark Notman did not finish in the 28 rider
XC2 Pro Am Class. Yokley was unable to
finish in the UTV Class today.
We had a short one week turnaround from the
last race which forced us to speed up our
preparations. St. Clairsville is a great
place to race but can be treacherous with
several big mud holes. Conditions were
really good; no dust and cool temperature.
I’m going to be brief with my summary of the
weekend; it was mostly problems and
disappointment for out team.
In the ATV XC1 class, I finished 15th after a
steady but uneventful ride. Unfortunately,
that was the highlight of the weekend.
Mark Notman was unable to finish in the XC2
class due to an engine problem.
I was looking forward to the UTV race with
the Polaris RZR, hoping to finish the day with a
good showing. Riding with me today was my
physical trainer and good friend, Marc Spataro.
We did not make it one lap before running into
problems. While trying to get around a
competitor, a small tree got wedged between the
frame and the rear wheel, and no matter what we
tried, we could not get the machine freed.
After working for 45 minutes, a GNCC worker
arrived and helped free us by using a chainsaw
to cut it out. Maybe the tree was not that
small after all!
We were many laps behind by then, so I was
just cruising around the track so Marc would get
is fill of fun. To cap things off, I
caught a rut wrong, and we flipped the RZR on
its side. We still had not completed lap
1! With the help of some spectators, we
got it back on four wheels. I decided to
get it back to the trailer and call it a day.
This was my first DNF ever for me in the RZR.
It just wasn’t meant to be a good day for the
Days like this happen, and it’s best to not
dwell on it but to look forward to the final
race at the Ironman in Crawfordsville IN.
We will be ready to go. My guest passenger
for the UTV race will be Indy Car driver Tomas
Scheckter. MonaVie is bringing him in to
have some 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.