Chandler, Arizona — It is a fact of life that parts can… and will… break when you push a UTV past its limits. It’s just the nature of the beast when it comes to off-roading. The team at DragonFire has developed a range of replacement axles for those times when you find you have gone over the limit. Designed for superior strength they drop right into place with no modification needed.
Mesa, AZ — Appropriately enough, the extended family of the UTV community gathers in Moab, Utah, the Wednesday after Mother’s Day for the annual Rally On The Rocks. The family-oriented event runs Thursday-Saturday, May 15-18 and features some of the most scenic touring in the world… not to mention some of the most challenging slick rock terrain to be found anywhere. An ice cream social, concession stands, vendor midway, bonfires and even a drive-in movie night ensure that there is something for everyone.
“DragonFire is honored to be able to share the good times with friends and families at the Rally On The Rocks,” says social media manager Chris Moore. “We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of DragonFire Movie Night as well.” Rally goers are encouraged to join DragonFire and the editors from MotoUSA.com for a drive-in style movie shown on a massive outdoor movie screen starting at dusk on Thursday night.
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished 1st Overall and 1st in the Side by Side Open Modified Class. National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished 31st Overall and 17th in the same class after being involved in a mishap. There were 45 total entries with 22 Open Modified teams in the race today. William’s guest passenger was Steve Gieble, and Scott’s passenger was Joe Waligora.
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Pro ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished 6th Overall and 5th in the XC1 Pro ATV class. There were 145 total entries with 14 XC1 Pro riders.
Summary – Side by Sides
Powerline Park is always a popular venue with both riders and spectators. The course offers fast open field sections, tight, technical trails with lots of natural elevation changes. Rain during the week made the course a little slick, but the competitors agreed that it was a blast to race on.
The National Guard Polaris Team started on the first row, and as they headed into the woods, Yokley was in 3rd and Kiger a few positions further back. There was a brief bottleneck when one racer got crossed up in a tight section allowing all the others to close in bumper to bumper. Yokley finished lap 1 in 3rd and Kiger was 7th. By lap 3, William was in the lead with Scott in 3rd, and the team was looking good for podium finishes.
On lap 4, Scott Kiger clipped a tree in a high speed, narrow part of the course. The impact directed him straight into another tree, resulting in a huge hit, and instant stop. The front wheel and A-arm received the brunt of the force, and were strung out along the trail. It was a tough way to end the day, but fortunately no one was hurt. Meanwhile, Yokley was cruising along in the lead, and other than getting caught up behind lappers in tight sections, he had a trouble free race. The win put William back in the hunt for the GNCC season championship and Scott a close 3rd with just one race remaining.
The team will now prepare for the last GNCC race at the Crawfordsville Indiana Ironman in 2 weeks. They hope to finish the season on a positive note!
Summary – XC1 Pro ATV
National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team rider Jarrod McClure was happy to
be racing in another GNCC for the second time in 2 weeks, and not traveling back and forth across the US as he has been this year racing in 2 national series. He was looking for a good finish and was ready to go. The ATV course included a brutal mudhole section which made for quite a challenge.
Jarrod got a good start and was running in 2nd for most of lap 1. He got stuck in the previously mentioned mudhole on lap 2, and several riders got by him as he tried to get out. Some ambitious fans tossed him a rope, and proceeded to help pull him out. He may still have been there if not for the help! Once out, he still had some problems from being partially submerged and covered in mud. His muddy goggles, gloves, pants and boots were making it difficult to hang on and get back up to racing speed.
Fortunately, Jarrod was able to hang on for 5th in the XC1 Pro class at the finish. He now is preparing for the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville Indiana in 2 weeks. Jarrod is currently in 7th in GNCC season points and will try to move up at the next race. See you there!
Minneapolis, August 23, 2011– Yokley Racing had a great weekend with their RANGER RZR XP 900s at the WORCS race in Washougal, Wash. National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished first in the Side-by-Side 1 Class and National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team driver Scott Kiger finished third in the same class.
The 45-minute Side-by-Side race began with the National Guard Polaris RANGER RZR XP 900s running fourth and fifth heading into the woods sections. Yokley overshot a turn and lost several positions, and Kiger worked his way up to second place after two laps. Kiger had a brief delay on course while Yokley had passed up to second place. On the last lap, Yokley passed for the lead going into the woods, and was able to stretch it out for his first overall WORCS win of the season. Kiger finished third putting both National Guard machines on the podium.
Yokley’s win increased his season point lead and Kiger moved up to third in points. The next WORCS race is at Glen Helen MX Course, in Devore, Calif., September 16-18.
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Minneapolis– Polaris RANGER RZR’s had another clean sweep of the top three positions in the Side-by-Side Class 1, at the Cahuilla Creek WORCS race this past weekend, in Anza, Calif.
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley finished second and continues to lead the points for the class. First place went to Beau Baron and third to Ryan Piplic, both also racing RANGER RZR XP 900s. National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger had to miss the race due to emergency surgery.
Next race for Yokley will be the GNCC race, in Gosport, Indiana, on May 14-15.
Minneapolis, March 24, 2011– The Crazy Horse GP WORCS race, in Lake Havasu, AZ., saw Polaris RANGER RZRs dominate with clean sweeps of the top three spots in the Side-by-Side 1 and 2 classes.
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team Driver William Yokley finished sixth in the Side by Side 1 Class, and National Guard Polaris Coastal Yokley Racing Team Driver Scott Kiger finished third in the same class.
“We are thrilled to see RANGER RZRs, especially the new RANGER RZR XP 900, on top in the Side-by-Side classes,” said Donna Beadle, Polaris Race Team Manager. “We congratulate Yokley and Kiger on their great runs and look forward to the continued success of RANGER RZRs in this series.”
Yokley continues to lead the WORCS season points in the Side-by-Side 1 class and Scott Kiger is in striking distance, in fifth. The Team will be back in action at the GNCC race, in Union, South Carolina, on April 9.