The Ironman GNCC ATV
& UTV Race Report
Crawfordsville, Indiana, October 23, 2010 -
National Guard Polaris Yokley Racing ATV Team
rider Jarrod McClure finished 8th overall and
7th in the XC1 Pro ATV class today in Round 13
of the 2010 GNCC Series. There were 198
total entries with 21 XC1 Pro Riders.
National Guard Polaris DragonFire Yokley Racing
Team driver William Yokley finished 11th overall
and 9th in the Open Modified UTV class.
There were 68 total entries with 31 Open
Modified teams. Yokley’s guest passenger
today was Polaris Program Leader Kevin McNutt.
The Ironman is the most popular race on the
GNCC schedule, and this year was no different
with one of the largest crowds in recent
history. Great weather greeted the more
than 10,000 spectators to this season ending
event. The extremely dry summer made the
course very dusty except for the creek
crossings. Diehard fans lined the steep
hillclimbs and water crossings.
Jarrod McClure did not get a great start and
entered the woods in 14th position.
Because of the powdery, thick dust, it was
basically follow the leader and trying to keep
in contact with the rider ahead, and hope that
they didn’t ride off the course somehow.
Jarrod completed lap 1 in 12th, and steadily
moved up to 7th by lap 4. The final lap
was worrisome, as the air filter was beginning
to get clogged by the clouds of dust. Even
though the bike was not getting enough air and
was down on power, he managed to finish 7th.
This was good run for Jarrod after having a big
time crash at the last event, and not feeling
William Yokley had an interesting UTV race to
say the least. William was leading the
season points and only needed to finish in the
top 10 to clinch the championship. His
passenger was Kevin McNutt, a Program Leader
with Polaris. Kevin has been a huge asset
to the Yokley Racing Team with all his
assistance and knowledge, and besides that, he’s
one of the nicest guys you will meet!
The National Guard Dragonfire Polaris RZR got
a good start, going into the woods in 3rd place.
Yokley and McNutt were having a great time
battling with the other two, and swapped the
lead back and forth. On the 3rd lap, the
steering wheel began coming loose with the hold
down bolts backing out. This was getting
progressively worse until the wheel almost came
off. They stopped at their pit area, and
got a ratchet and socket to tighten it down.
The bolts had worn the loose steering wheel to
the point that they would not stay tight.
As the team raced through the corn fields, Kevin
would hand William the ratchet to retighten the
bolts. With the time lost in the pits and
slowing of the pace, the team finished in 9th
place in the Open Modified class.
Overall, it was a very good weekend at the
final GNCC race of the season. Jarrod
McClure had a good race, and finished the season
in 10th place in the XC1 Pro ATV division.
William Yokley was able to hang on to a top 10
finish, and secured his second National
Championship for Polaris in the Open Modified
UTV division. The Yokley Racing Team will
take a short break and then start preparing for
the 2011 season. The team would like to
thank all their loyal sponsors for the generous
support this year. Also, a big thanks goes
out to all the great fans and the fantastic job
the Racer Production crew does with the GNCC
Series. We hope to see you all in 2011!
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,
IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses, ATVRiders dot com,
Tireballs, 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