The Rock Run GNCC ATV & Youth Motorcycle Race Report

The Rock Run GNCC Pro ATV & Youth M/C Race Report

Patton, Pennsylvania, May 28, 2011

National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team rider Jarrod McClure was unable to finish today after a huge crash on the first lap. There were 204 total entries including 16 XC1 Pro racers. New Yokley Racing Youth Motorcycle Team rider Kaleb Hagan finished 38th Overall and 2nd in the 65 (10-11) class. There were 105 total entries including 22 65 (10-11) racers.

Summary

The Rock Run GNCC race in Patton Pennsylvania is in Jarrod McClure’s home state, and he was really looking forward to a good showing. Great weather and a very rocky, technical course awaited the racers.

The race began with Jarrod getting a mid pack start. On lap 1, in a high speed section, disaster struck. Jarrod came up over a rise, and while in mid air, came down and hit a large rock. The ATV hit the rock right on the engine skid plate when the suspension compressed. The impact ripped the skid plate off, and caused the ATV to cartwheel end over end. The initial impact as well as the machine landing on Jarrod ended his race. He knew he as hurt, and tried to get back to the pit area. He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. Thankfully, there were no broken bones or major injuries, just abrasions and bruising.

Jarrod says he will make the trip to next weekend’s WORCS race in Idaho, and will try to race. He will be sore, but he is young and in great shape!

The newest member of Yokley Racing is 11 year old Kaleb Hagan. Kaleb competed on the Youth motorcycle division in the 65 (10-11) class. There were 105 racers in this event, including many older kids on larger bikes. Kaleb led the 22 riders in his class for several laps, and with 2 laps to go, his bike got a flat front tire after hitting a rock. He finished the final laps on the flat tire in 2nd place.

Great job Kaleb, and welcome to the team!