John Yokley John Penton GNCC Race Report

Big Country Powersports / Yokley Racing UTV Team driver John Yokley finished 2nd Overall and 2nd in the XC1 Modified Class. There were 51 total entries including 23 XC1 Modified teams. John’s guest passenger was Jeremy Laufer with Night Krawler Customs.


After taking the Overall victory at the last GNCC, John Yokley wanted to make it two in a row! Running up front with the older seasoned pros has given John more confidence this season.


At the drop of the start flag, John jumped out to quick lead. He was able to get away from the pack on lap one. He came through the scoring barrels with a 23 second lead, and at the end of lap two, he stretched it out to 43 seconds! As the race progressed, the lappers came into play, and he started getting held up trying to pass.

On the last lap of the 6-lap race, he got held up big time. Although he physically crossed the finish line in 1st place, he had missed another overall victory by 5 seconds on corrected time, and finished in 2nd place. John was bummed out after leading the race for so long. His Big Country Powersports Polaris is running great, the suspension dialed in, and the reliability is awesome.

John will be ready to go again in two weeks at the Mountaineer Run GNCC in Masontown, West Virginia on June 15.