Yokley Racing: The
Honolulu Hills WORCS ATV & UTV Race Report
The National Guard Polaris UTV’s lead
into the first turn. Check out the
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing
Team hauler in the background.
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing
ATV with Jarrod McClure on board at one
of the high speed sections.
Taft, California, January 22-23, 2011 -
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team
rider Jarrod McClure finished 9th overall in the
Pro ATV class today in Round 1 of the 2011 WORSC
Series. National Guard Polaris Coastal
DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William
Yokley finished 3rd in the Side by Side Class 1
UTV class. National Guard Polaris Coastal
Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished
4th in the same class.
Yokley Racing traveled to the west coast for
Round 1 of the 2011 WORCS series in Taft, CA.
The team unveiled its new hauler and race
machines for 2011. The all new 2011
Polaris RZR XP 900 was being raced for the first
time. With a short time period for
preparation, the RZR used very few specialty
parts, and the motor, transmission and clutches
were stock. This is the only side by side
machine available that you can race
competitively in basically stock configuration
in the top level classes. Polaris hit
another “Home Run” on this new model!
The 45 minute UTV race started out great for the
Yokley Racing team, running 1st and 2nd
at the start. Scott Kiger led the 1st lap
with Yokley close behind. Yokley had Dirt
Wheels Magazine editor Brad Howe as his
passenger. Yokley was running maybe a
little too close, as his radiator got clogged by
the roost off the RZR. The overheating
forced him to the pit area where the crew
cleaned the dirt from the radiator.
Meanwhile, Kiger landed off of a big jump with
full power on, and snapped a rear axle,
eventually ending his day early. William
was able to finish the race at a reduced pace.
Both team drivers were very optimistic about the
season, as the Polaris was working great before
the set backs. The team will correct the
early problems, and be ready for Round 2 on Feb.
26 in Primm, NV.
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV had
good day for the first race of the season.
Team rider Jarrod McClure had been training in
Florida over the winter, and experienced a wrist
injury recently, so expectations were to race
and finish without further injury. He
qualified 10th and when the 90 minute race
began, he was mid- pack. Several turns
into the race, a rider in front of him spun out;
Jarrod had no way to avoid him and slammed into
him. He got his tire locked into the other
rider’s nerf bar, and they could not get
unhooked. Eventually, after all the other
riders passed them, they finally got going.
The course was very fast with many high speed
straights, and rough, square edged bumps.
Parts of the course were hard packed and slick,
while the motorcross sections were tacky.
Jarrod worked his way up to 9th at the finish,
and was pleased with the finish under the
circumstances. The wide open west coast
terrain and set up is different than the more
technical east coast where he had been training,
so with today’s experience, he will be better
prepared for Round 2.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors
The Army National Guard, Polaris Industries,
Coastal Racing, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires,
Monavie, EXIT Suspension, Roll Design, XC
Bobs.com, Douglas Wheel Technology, HMF Exhaust
Systems, Moto Pro Training, SHIFT Riding Gear,
Tsubaki Chains, IMS/Roll, CV4 Hoses,
ATVRiders.com, Tireballs, Precision Racing
Products, G-4 Graphics, SCOTT USA Goggles, IMS,
Hygh Octane Designs, Bowers Motorsports,
TanTerra Wines, Tusk Off-Road, Baldwin
Motorsports, K&N Filters, RPM Axles, and KG