GNCC Race Report for Team Polaris Coastal National Guard Wednesday 20 March, 2013
Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 1st Overall and 1st in the XC1 Modified Class. Team driver Scott Kiger finished 4th Overall and 4th in the same class. There were 46 total entries including 22 XC1 Modified teams. William’s guest passenger was his wife Tina, and Scott’s passenger was Tyler King.
The 2013 GNCC Side by Side season started out well for the team in Georgia. After a successful 2012 season, the team spent the winter building new race machines and fine tuning the new 2013 Polaris RZR XP-900’s. The 2013 RZR has some neat new features that made the 2012 Championship winning one even better! Check out www.polarisindustries.com to see all the great products.
The General GNCC featured red Georgia clay soil, tight, technical woods sections linked by high-speed open fields. It was 75 degrees, sunny & windy, and the course was very dusty, especially in the fields. The shorter than usual three mile track made for some tight racing.
New for this season is a dead engine start, and the field lined up in rows of five. When the flag dropped, Yokley’s machine did not immediately fire and he was last going into the woods. Scott Kiger got a good start and ran up front most of the race. The track was short and the leaders encountered lapped machines on the second lap, so traffic played an important part of the race. Yokley worked his way up to where he was near the lead when he heavily rear-ended a disabled machine in the blinding dust. He was fortunately able to continue once he got unhooked, thank goodness for a strong front bumper!
The running positions were continually shuffled on the last few laps. Yokley made a pass for the lead about a mile from the finish, with Kiger in 4th place. All the front runners were nose to tail at the finish. The next event for the team is the Big Buck GNCC in Union, South Carolina on April 20.
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Posted By: John Pellan for atvscene.com