The Rock Run GNCC
Side by Side Race Report
Scott Kiger getting ready
William Yokley getting interviewed
Patton, Pennsylvania, May 28, 2011 - National
Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver
Scott Kiger finished 5th Overall, and National
Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing
Team driver William Yokley finished 10th Overall
and 9th in the Side by Side Open Modified Class.
There were 38 total entries with 16 Open
Modified teams in the race today.
William’s guest passenger was Joe Waligora, and
Scott’s passenger was Phillip Weser, West
Virginia’s largest general building contractor.
The race at Rock Run got its name from the
vast amount of rocks throughout the facility.
The course is challenging with very technical
rock sections and fast open areas, and if you
get off track, there are even more rocks!
Unlike the last GNCC, the weather was great with
sunny skies and temps in the 70s.
The race began with William Yokley getting
the hole shot, and holding the lead for awhile.
As they completed lap 1, he was in 3rd.
His machine began experiencing problems and
would not run more than half throttle. He
could maintain speed through the tighter,
technical sections, but was at a noticeable
disadvantage in the faster open areas. On
the 5th of 7 laps, the team felt an unusual
vibration and thought something may be dragging
or wrong underneath. They stopped and
checked it over, saw nothing, and then continued
on. They lost 6 positions during the stop,
and finished out the last 2 laps in 9th
Scott Kiger had a decent start and came
through lap 1 in 7th position. He drove a
steady pace, trying to take care of the Ranger
RZR XP 900 in the rocky terrain. If you
tried to pass someone by getting off line, the
rocks were even worse! Scott worked his
way up to 5th by end of the 45 minute race.
Both teams felt they should have finished
closer to the front, but there is a lot of
parity in the Open Modified class with many good
teams, so finishing in the top 10 is not a bad
result. The National Guard Polaris Side by
Side Teams must now prepare for next weekend’s
WORCS race in Clay Peaks Idaho. We will keep
everyone posted, and thanks again for all the
support from our sponsors and fans!
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