The Crazy Horse GP
WORCS Side by Side & ATV Race Report
Scott Kiger rails a turn on his way to a
3rd place finish
Rocks derailed Jarrod’s day but he still
Lake Havasu City, Arizona, March 19-20, 2011
- National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire
Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley
finished 6th in the Side by Side 1 Class in
Round 3 of the 2011 WORCS Series, and
National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing
Team driver Scott Kiger finished 3rd in the same
Class. National Guard Coastal Yokley
Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished
9th in the Pro ATV Class.
Summary – Side by Side Race
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing team
traveled to the Crazy Horse Campgrounds in Lake
Havusu Arizona for Round 3 of the 2011 WORCS
series. The team had a short turnaround
since racing in the Georgia GNCC only last week.
The crew had to hustle to get the race machines
prepped and transported out west. The
course consisted of the normal moto cross
sections with big jumps, and desert sections
with deep ruts, lots of sandy whoops and loose
rocks everywhere. The weather was perfect,
clear and 65 degrees.
The 45 minute Side by Side race began with the
National Guard Polaris RZR EP-900s running 2nd &
4th through lap 1 of the 6 lap race.
William Yokley was right on the leader and was
running a smooth pace. Scott Kiger was
comfortably running right behind in 4th.
Both drivers wanted to take care of their
equipment and try to improve their positions
toward the end. On lap 3, Yokley’s
radiator began clogging up with sand, dirt and
gravel from running right behind the leader.
His machine went into “safe mode,” meaning the
machine cuts the fuel flow so as not to overheat
the engine and cause any type of failure.
This is a great safety feature, but it came at
an inopportune time. Yokley dropped back
to 7th, and finally finished out the race in 6th
position. Kiger, on the other hand, was
running a smooth race and finished a strong 3rd
The new Polaris RZRs performed well today;
Yokley is still leading the WORCS season points,
and Scott Kiger holds down 5th. The Side
by Side Team now looks forward to the next GNCC
race in Union, South Carolina on April 9.
Summary – Pro ATV Race
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV
Team Rider Jarrod McClure was looking forward to
returning to the WORCS Series after last week’s
GNCC race in Georgia. He made the long
drive out to Arizona, and was prepared for the
conditions. Jarrod got a great start in
this 90 minute race, getting the holeshot and
running in 2nd position at the end of lap 1.
He was running strong and the bike was working
great; this was looking like a good points day.
Problems began on lap 2 when Jarrod and Dustin
Nelson collided in a turn, causing Jarrod to
flip his machine over. He was able to get
it turned back over, reposition his handlebar
controls, and continue on. About a half
lap later, a rock got into his sprocket and
caused the chain to derail. Unfortunately,
the chain was jammed into the cases and was
stuck really tight! Jarrod used one of the
course marker stakes, and began poking and
prying the chain in hopes of getting it
untangled. He finally had success,
reinstalled the chain, and was on his way again.
The crash and the derailed chain cost him 12
minutes, so he was quite a way behind at this
point. He went from 2nd place to 14th on
The bike ran flawlessly the rest of the race,
and Jarrod finished 9th place in the Pro Class.
He is 8th in WORCS season points, and was
happy to finish where he did under the
circumstances. Jarrod now makes the long
drive back to Pennsylvania where he will get his
bike prepped for the GNCC ATV race next Saturday
in Morganton, North Carolina. No rest for
the weary, see you there!
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