John Barnes

UTV Rider

Co-Pilot: Philip McGhee, JR
Mechanics: Jeffrey Woodard, Roger Green


I am from the rolling hills of Music City, USA. I grew up in a town called Ashland City right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. I always enjoyed the outdoors and started riding at the age of 14. Mostly riding for fun, my interest peaked and I started racing at the age of 15 at the Mid-South Winter Series. I would go on to race several years in amateur and eventually pro.


I took some time away from racing in my twenties to focus on College. I currently hold a Master of Business Degree (MBA) and a Bachelor Degree in Business Entrepreneurship.


Today, my focus is on building Polaris RZR awareness, enjoying the lifestyle of racing with race fans, and recreational outdoor enthusiast. It is a great privilege to race for Yokley Racing and the Polaris RZR Factory Racing Team. As part of the #RZR life, I race Grand National Cross Country (GNCC). I enjoy the relationship with each and every one of our sponsors and the product development opportunities.


My past accomplishments include:

  • Multi-Time Pro GNCC Top 5 UTV Finishes
  • Multi-Time Pro Top Five Finishes UTV- MSWS, IXCR
  • 2015 8th Overall Plate- Pro UTV GNCC
  • 2016 12th Overall Plate- Pro UTV GNCC
  • 2017 7th Overall Plate- Pro UTV GNCC 
  • 2018 GNCC Podiums
  • 2019 IXCR, Mid West Cross Country Wins and Podiums
  • 2020 Mid West Cross Country Champion
  • 2021 IXCR, AXCC, Mid West Wins and Podiums
Born January 30, 1985
Height 5’8″
Weight 180 LBS
Hometown Ashland City, TN
Wife Shannon
Children Easton, Emma