The River Ranch
GNCC Pro ATV Race Report
River Ranch, Florida, March 11, 2012 - National Guard / Coastal / Bowers Motorcycle
Supplies / Yokley Racing Team rider Jarrod
McClure did not finish today after experiencing
a mechanical failure. There were 122 total
entries including 13 XC1 Pro racers.
Jarrod had a good off-season
after a long 2011 campaign where he raced in
both the WORCS and GNCC Series. He trained
and tested in Florida leading up to the season
opener in River Ranch. After winning the
GNCC 2011 “Most improved rider Award” at last
year’s banquet, he was looking forward to
competing for wins in the XC1 Pro Class this
River Ranch is a difficult test
for rider and machine with deep sand whoops and
palmetto roots. It shows who is prepared
and in shape, and who is not. The weather
was good with temps in the 70’s, but just as the
afternoon pro race was lining up, the skies
opened up and rained heavily. The sandy
soil soaks a lot of the moisture up, but it
still makes the ruts deeper and exposes the
palmetto roots which can unexpectedly and
quickly yank the machine off course.
flag dropped for the 2012 season and Jarrod got
the holeshot, winning the $250 Holeshot Award.
He led for much of lap 1, and came through the
scoring chute in 2nd place, just behind Adam
McGill and in front of Chris Borich.
Jarrod felt confident and the National Guard /
Coastal / Bowers Motorcycle Supplies / Yokley
Racing ATV was handling well. On lap 2, he
had a terminal mechanical failure which ended
his day. Jarrod was disappointed, but was
very encouraged about how he and his machine
There is a short week
before the next event in Georgia on March 17.
Much cleanup, repairs and preparation have to be
made for that race in the red Georgia clay.
Jarrod will be ready, and he will join the
National Guard / Polaris / Coastal / Yokley
Racing Side by Side Team in Georgia, where the
Side by Sides begins their GNCC season.
Yokley Racing Team Sponsors
National Guard, Polaris Industries, Coastal
Racing, DragonFire Racing, Kenda Tires, Monavie,
EXIT Suspension, March Westin, KG Clutches,
Kiezer Wheels, Roll Design, XC Bobs.com, Douglas
Wheel Technology, Yoshimura, Moto Pro Training,
Moose, IMS/Roll, Tireballs, G-4 Graphics, IMS,
Bowers Motorcycle Supplies, Tusk Off-Road,
PowerMadd, Holz Racing Products, Bell Helmets,
Precision, DP Brakes and Quad Tech.