The Speed World MX WORCS Side by Side and Pro ATV Race Report

Surprise, Arizona, November 12, 2011 – National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 9th in the Side by Side Class 1.   National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished 7th in the same class.  Yokley is the 2011 WORCS Side by Side Class 1 National Champion and Kiger finished 6th in WORCS season points. 

National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Pro ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 8th in the Pro ATV class, and 7th in WORCS season points.  

Summary – Side by Side

Yokley only needed to finish in the top eight to clinch the championship, so he planned to be a little less aggressive than usual.  It was a good thing he had a points cushion because his day did not go as planned!  He got a good start from the front row, and stayed out of the beating and banging which is typical in the first few corners.  He stayed right behind the lead group and things were going smoothly.  Teammate Scott Kiger started on row 2, and was having a very good race.  On lap 2, Scott came upon William sitting on the side of the track.  Like a loyal teammate, he stopped to see if he could help.  They assessed the situation, and decided that he would tow William back to the pit area for repairs.

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William Yokley had already wrapped up the 2011 GNCC Side by Side National Championship three weeks ago in Indiana, and now was focused on doing the same in the WORCS championship series.

Once back in the pits, the National Guard Polaris Coastal crew jumped in and changed the malfunctioning clutch in a matter of minutes.  Scott got back in the race, and a few minutes later, William did as well.  They were more than a lap down by now, but they soldiered on to the finish.  By finishing 9th, William was able to take the championship by just a few points.  Kiger was running a great race, and looked like he would have his best finish of the season until he stopped to help William.  Scott finished the day in 7th place.

Scott Kiger stretching the suspension on the motocross course

William Yokley and the Polaris Ranger RZR XP900 have won the season championships in both the GNCC and WORCS this year.  This is quite an accomplishment against this high level of competition.  A big thanks goes out to all the team sponsors who have supported Yokley Racing in 2011! 

Yokley’s second National Championship in 2011

Yokley’s second National Championship in 2011

Summary – XC1 Pro ATV

 

The Pro ATV race on Sunday looked like it was going to be a mudfest due to the rain all night and into the morning.  A good start would be important in order to stay out of some of the roost.  The race was started using the Pro Motocross starting gate, and when the gate dropped, Jarrod was running in 7th place.  He was able to make a few passes, and worked his way up to 4th going into lap 2.

 

 

The course included the surrounding desert areas, as well as parts of the motocross course.  The WORCS crew set up the usual obstacles of stacked logs and huge heavy equipment tires, just to make it interesting.  The track started drying up a bit as the race progressed, and became really fast.  Jarrod was running a strong pace, and the bike was working well.

Jarrod McClure attacking the log and tire obstacle section

He came in for his fuel stop about half way through this 90 minute race.  The crew took a little extra time to clean some of the mud off of the radiators to help with the cooling system.  He re-entered the race in 5th place and attempted to make up some time.  On the last lap of this 10 lap race, Jarrod’s machine started slowing down, and finally came to a stop.  He could not get it restarted, and had to call it a day.  He finished the race in 8th place, and finished 7th in the WORCS season points.

 

Jarrod and the National Guard Coastal ATV on the gas in a desert section

 

This has been a long season and a lot of coast to coast travel for the team.  Again, we could not have done this without all of our great team sponsors!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the races in 2012!

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, PowerMadd and Fluidyn Powersports.

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