The Big Buck GNCC
Side by Side Race Report
Union, South Carolina, April 9, 2011 -
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley
Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 1st
Overall and 1st in the Side by Side Open
Modified Class, and National Guard Polaris
Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger
finished 2nd Overall, capping a successful day
for the team. There were 50 total entries
with 29 Open Modified teams in the race today.
William’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and
Scott’s passenger was his mechanic, Joe Waligora.
The Big Buck is a popular stop on the GNCC
schedule every year, and great weather greeted
the racers with sunshine and temps in the 80’s.
The Polaris Yokley Side by Side Team has
continued to refine the new RZR XP-900 for GNCC
racing. Actually, the team runs many stock
parts including the motor in this top-level
cross country race series.
William Yokley started on row 1 because he is
the series points leader, and Scott Kiger
started in row 4. When the starter’s flag
dropped, William battled with Daryl Rath for the
first few turns, and then slipped ahead as they
headed into the woods. He had clear
sailing for the first couple of laps until he
ran into lappers. The RZR was handling and
working very well, and he was able to extend his
lead to more than 4 minutes at the finish.
The track was fast with a few dusty areas.
Scott Kiger, on the other hand, had his work
cut out for him, starting behind so many other
machines. He tried to be patient, but had
to be aggressive at the same time. He move
up to 5th after lap 1, then 4th on lap 2, and
then was 2nd on lap 3 until the finish. He
noticed his front bumper flapping up and down in
front of him on the last lap. When he
finished and examined it, the mounts were broken
off and the winch cable was the only thing
holding it on. So much for being patient!
William still leads the GNCC season points, and
Scott has moved up, tied for 2nd.
The next race for the team is the WORCS event
at Cahuilla Creek Raceway in Anza, California on
April 23. Before that, the team hauler
will provide a display area for the National
Guard at the annual Thunder over Louisville KY
festivities. The 90 foot hauler makes for
a large area to showcase the RZR XP-900 race
machines as well as other Polaris ATVs.
The display will compliment the other military
equipment and helicopters for this one day
aircraft and fireworks show. Last year,
more than 700,000 people attended this event.
We will keep you informed and thanks for your
support and interest in Yokley Racing.
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