GNCC SXS & Pro ATV Race Report
Jarrod gets the holeshot position as he
rounds the first turn
William accepting the #1 plate for 2011
on the podium
Crawfordsville, Indiana, October 22, 2011 -
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley
Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 2nd
Overall and 2nd in the Side by Side Open
Modified Class. National Guard Polaris
Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger
finished 3rd Overall and 3rd in the same class.
There were 54 total entries with 25 Open
Modified teams in the race today.
William’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and
Scott’s passenger was Joe Waligora. Yokley
is the 2011 GNCC Open Modified National Champion
and Kiger finishes 3rd in GNCC season points.
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Pro ATV
Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 5th Overall
and 5th in the XC1 Pro ATV class. There
were 193 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro riders.
Summary – Side by Side
The National Guard Polaris team arrived at this
season finale GNCC Side by Side race hoping to
wrap up the National Championship. The
weather and conditions were perfect, and the
Ironman always has the largest turnout of
competitors and fans of any of the GNCC events.
The fans are positioned all along the course,
especially at the long hillclimb and creek
crossing sections. There are also high speed
open-field sections to showcase the horsepower
and handling of the Ranger RZR XP900.
At the start, Yokley was 5th in the first turn,
with teammate Kiger right next to him.
They went into the woods in 3rd and 4th.
They moved up to 2nd and 3rd at the completion
of lap 1. William knew he could wrap up
the title by finishing 2nd, so he raced
conservatively, making sure he took care of his
equipment and not taking big chances with
lappers. The team finished out the race in
2nd and 3rd, with both machines on the podium.
This was William’s 2nd GNCC National
Championship with Polaris in the Side by Side
division. With Scott Kiger finishing the
season in 3rd place, the team enjoyed a very
successful season. The team has one race
left for the 2011 season, the season finale of
the WORCS on Nov. 12 at Speed World MX in
Surprise, Arizona. Yokley is leading the
points and with a good finish, can wrap up the
WORCS National Championship. Kiger is in
the top 7 in points, and has a chance to move up
in the final standings.
Yokley Racing wishes to give a big thanks to all
of our loyal sponsors who have made it possible
for us to participate and be successful!
Summary – XC1 Pro ATV
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team
rider Jarrod McClure looks forward to the
Ironman every year. “The spectators are
wild; they line the hills and jump in to help if
you get stuck, and are always cheering and
yelling – it’s great!”, said Jarrod.
Jarrod was first off the line at the start, and
won the $250 holeshot award. He was 2nd
going into the woods, and battled with McGill
and Borich through lap 1. The big
hillclimb section was a challenge on every lap;
there were several different lines and riders
were always getting stuck, so you would either
make up or lose positions each lap. The
creek sections were long and pretty deep, so you
had to be careful not to drown your machine out.
On lap 2, McGill jumped in the creek right next
to Jarrod, and proceeded to soak him and his
machine. Everything was wet, and it became
difficult to hold on to the controls, not to
mention it was freezing! Jarrod finished
out the race in 5th place. The ATV worked
great and he had no other major issues. He
is now 6th in season points, with one makeup
GNCC race left in 2 weeks at Loretta Lynn’s in
Jarrod will race at Loretta Lynn’s and then
immediately travel to the last WORCS race in
Surprise, Arizona one week later. He plans
to finish the season strong!
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