The Big Buck GNCC
ATV Race Report
Union, South Carolina, April 9, 2011 -
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team
rider Jarrod McClure finished 43rd Overall and
11th XC1 Pro today in Round 4 of the 2011 GNCC
Series after experiencing mechanical issues.
There were 170 total entries with 13 XC1 Pro
Jarrod McClure has been having good finishes
so far this GNCC season, and he was hoping to
continue that at the Big Buck in South Carolina.
The track had the usual tight woods and mudholes,
but there were also many wide-open fast
sections. It was quite warm today with
temps in the 80’s.
Jarrod has been on a roll lately, getting
holeshots in the past several races. Today
was no different, as he once again got the lead
at the start. Adam McGill assumed the lead
as they headed into the woods. About 2
miles into the race, McGill went in a mudhole,
and got momentarily stuck. Jarrod was
committed in the same ruts and had to stop in
the deepest part of the bog. McGill was
able to get free quickly, but Jarrod was stuck
pretty badly. When he finally got free,
all the XC1 Pro riders had passed him.
He put the hammer down and passed several
riders, finishing lap 1 in 9th. On lap 2,
he caught some more riders and was in 7th.
Misfortune struck on lap 3, when he clipped a
tree and badly bent his tie rod, making it
almost impossible to steer. He limped down
an access road back to the pits, and the crew
went to work to try to fix it. They
removed the bent piece and straightened it the
best they could.
With the repairs completed, he took off and
re-entered the course where he exited it
earlier. At this point, Jarrod was almost
1 lap down in 90th overall. He worked his
way back to 43rd overall in the last 2 laps.
One little miscalculation pretty much ruined his
day. Fortunately, he did not injure
himself! He remains in 5th place in season
GNCC points. Jarrod will now get ready for
the long trip to the west coast for the next
WORCS race in Anza, CA on April 23. See
you at the races!
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, KG Clutches