The Snowshoe GNCC Pro
ATV & Youth M/C Race Report
Snowshoe, West Virginia, June 25, 2011 -
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team rider
Jarrod McClure finished 5th Overall and 4th in
the XC1 Pro class today. There were 160
total entries including 15 XC1 Pro racers.
Yokley Racing Youth Motorcycle Team rider Kaleb
Hagan finished 6th in the 65 (10-11) class, and
also competed in the Youth ATV 90 Open (8-11)
class, finishing in 2nd place. There were
119 total Youth motorcycle entries including 23
65 (10-11) racers, and 95 total Youth ATV
entries including 17 90 Open (8-11) racers.
Summary – XC1 Pro ATV
The Snowshoe GNCC is considered the toughest
race on the schedule, and is brutal on riders
and machines. The course runs loops on two
sides of Snowshoe Mountain and goes right
through the picturesque ski resort. This
event is very much like the historic Blackwater
100, where the GNCC had its beginnings.
Steep hills, deep mud holes and tons of rocks
makes this race a huge accomplishment just to
National Guard Coastal rider Jarrod McClure
has had some bad racing luck the past few races,
but he was focused and prepared for a strong
run. The grand prix style start features 5
ATVs per row, starting at 5 second intervals.
There is always a lot of bumping and banging as
the machines funnel out of the main street area
into the woods. Jarrod started on row 2,
and was 7th as they headed down the mountain.
While jockeying for position on lap 1, he blew
through a turn and got hung up on a tree.
This put him back to 10th place as they began
Jarrod started picking off riders each lap,
and by the end of the 4 lap race, he had worked
his way to 4th place in the XC1 pro class.
His machine was fast and reliable. Mark Baldwin,
owner of Baldwin Motorsports, had built Jarrod a
new race motor with some trick cylinder head
modifications. His bike was ripping up the
many long uphill sections! His Kenda tires
were hooking up great, and like always,
Tireballs were an absolute necessity.
Jarrod will now prepare for next weekend’s
AMA National Hare Scrambles race in New York.
The next GNCC race is the John Penton in
Millfield Ohio on July 9.
Summary – Youth ATV & Motorcycle
Yokley Racing Youth Team rider Kaleb Hagan
did something that very few riders attempt – he
competed in both the Youth motorcycle and ATV
races on the same weekend. He usually
races motorcycles, but this was his first race
on an ATV.
Kaleb did a great job finishing 2nd in the
ATV 90 Open (8-11) class, and 6th in the
motorcycle 65 (10-11) class. See you at
the next race!
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