John Yokley Big Buck GNCC Race Report

John Yokley Big Buck GNCC Side by Side Race Report

Union, South Carolina, April 20, 2013

 

John Yokley takes the Overall Win!

 

Big Country Powersports / Yokley Racing UTV Team driver John Yokley finished 1st Overall and 1st in the XC1 Modified Class. There were 49 total entries including 21 XC1 Modified teams. John’s guest passenger was his Mom, Ellen Yokley.

 

Summary

 

John Yokley pulled off the biggest win of his career by taking the overall victory today. He has been knocking on the door for a victory, and everything fell in place after a hard fought race.

 

The Big Buck course has great racing terrain with a lot of challenging features. The drivers really liked the many alternate lines in tight woods sections, which reduced bottlenecks and frustrations. John got a good start and was in 2nd place after the first turn. He got bumped from behind in the next turn, resulting in spinning him out and tearing off a rear fender. He was the last of the front row group to enter the woods.

 

He aggressively drove up to 2nd place by the end of the first 4-mile lap! On lap 3, he took over the lead and proceeded to drive away from the other competitors. It was one of those days where everything worked well for him. John said, “My Polaris worked great, the motor was awesome and the suspension allowed me to put the machine anywhere I wanted. I’m getting more comfortable with the racing, and I can’t wait for the next round!”

 

 The next race is the John Penton GNCC in Millfield Ohio on June 1.