The Steele Creek GNCC
Pro ATV Race Report
Morganton, North Carolina, March 31, 2012 -
National Guard / Coastal / Bowers Motorcycle
Supplies / Yokley Racing Team rider Jarrod
McClure finished 7th Overall and 7th in the XC1
Pro Class. There were 173 total entries
including 16 XC1 Pro racers.
The Steele Creek race facility in Morganton
is always a popular event for the racers and
fans. This year was especially well
attended partially due to Racer Productions
partnering with the March of Dimes to promote
awareness in the community for healthier babies
and children. GNCC Pro racers and March of
Dimes representatives visited local schools to
promote the importance of good fitness and
nutrition. The racers gave out autographed
posters and served as role models for the
students. To get into the spirit, many
racers dressed in purple and had purple on their
Jarrod walked the track on Friday and noticed
that it was dusty and dry. Overnight, a
steady rain gave the terrain a good soaking.
Race day was very warm and clear, and the track
conditions were good and tacky with no dust.
At the drop of the flag, Jarrod’s machine did
not immediately fire, and he was at the tail end
of the pro class.
He was able to work his way up to 9th at the
end of the first lap. The track has a lot
of one lane sections making passing very
difficult. There were a few muddy areas,
as well as the Steele Creek water sections.
Jarrod was running good lap times, but the time
lost on the first lap was difficult to make up.
The rest of the race was uneventful except for
the last lap. He clipped a stump with the
rear wheel causing the machine to cartwheel.
Luckily, he was unhurt, quickly remounted and
continued on. At the finish, he closed to
within a few seconds of 6th place. All in
all, it was a decent day.
The team heads to the Big Buck GNCC in Union,
South Carolina in two weeks. The National
Guard / Polaris / Coastal / Yokley Racing Side
by Side Team will be back in action there as
well. We’ll see you there!
Jarrod McClure’s Sponsors
Army National Guard, Coastal Racing, Kenda
Tires, Bowers Motorcycle Supplies, EXIT
Suspension, KG Clutches, Roll Design, XC
Bob.com, Douglas Wheel Technology, Yoshimura,
Moto Pro Training, Moose, IMS/Roll, Tireballs,
G-4 Graphics, IMS, PowerMadd, Bell Helmets,
Precision, DP Brakes and Quad Tech.
About Yokley Racing, LLC
William Yokley, a seventeen year veteran of the
GNCC Racing circuit, founded Yokley Racing, LLC.
The company manages all aspects of the racing
program and provides racing marketing and
promotional services for the team’s sponsors.
The Yokley Racing Team is comprised of William
Yokley and Scott Kiger who run Polaris XP900
Side by Side machines, and Jarrod McClure who
runs a 450cc ATV in the XC1 Pro Class. For
more information contact William Yokley or visit