John Penton GNCC ATV & UTV Race Report
June 5, 2010
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team
rider Jarrod McClure finished 40th overall and
15th in the XC1 Pro ATV class today after
suffering some water related mechanical issues
in Round 8 of the 2010 GNCC Series. There
were 169 total entries with 15 XC1 Pro Riders.
National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing
Team driver William Yokley finished 2nd overall
and 2nd in the UTV class. There were 45
total entries with 22 Open Modified teams.
The John Penton GNCC is generally either very
dusty or very muddy. This year the
competitors got some of both. The morning
race was run in dusty but good conditions, but
just before the afternoon race, a huge rainstorm
hit. It rained so much that the Racer
Production crew delayed the race for an hour in
hopes of the water dissipating somewhat so the
course would be passable. Parts of the
motocross track were several feet under water.
The ATV race finally was flagged off with
Jarrod McClure getting a very good start.
He ran with the lead group in 4th place for most
of lap 1. On lap 2, he ran through a deep
mud hole and the bike quit. He eventually
got it restarted and continued on. The
bike was covered in heavy Ohio mud, adding a
great deal of weight; add to that the rider and
gear with about 50 extra pounds of mud & water
makes getting around the race course very tough.
On lap 4, the bike quit again after going
through more deep water holes, finally ending
The UTV race for William Yokley went pretty
well. His dad Mike rode with him today as
the guest passenger. They got the holeshot
at the start, and even though they skidded off
the track and over an embankment at the second
turn, they were able to maintain the lead.
On lap 2, there was a huge bottleneck with UTVs
stuck everywhere blocking the trail.
William had to wait for a couple of minutes
until things opened up so he could continue on.
By that time, most of the competitors were right
behind him. Even though no one passed him,
he was actually in 6th place on adjusted time
due to the staggered start procedure. The team
managed to work up to 2nd place at the finish.
The National Guard Polaris DragonFire RZR ran
flawlessly under these difficult conditions.
Now, William has the fun task of cleaning and
preparing the machine for the next UTV race!
The next ATV GNCC race is June 26 at the
Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia. See you
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,
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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.