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Monthly Archives: May 2017

  • Sims Race Report WORCS Stop 8

    May 22, 2017- Cedar City, UT- My team and I had another turnaround trip to Utah and back last weekend to race at WORCS round 8. We’ve just about mastered the 940 mile round trip journey and can do it in about 36 hours! We headed out on Friday night and arrived in Cedar City at the Iron Mine Race Park on Saturday morning. I got checked in, headed to tech, and then went to the driver’s meeting. We took one last look at my car to make sure everything was in great shape before I lined up to race in the afternoon.
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    My class was in row 4 at the start line, and as the other classes took off in front of me, I got focused and ready to start the race. There were 6 cars in my class. The green flag flew and we took off from the line! I fell into 2nd place off of the start line and stayed right behind the car in front of me. I didn’t want to let him get too far out ahead of me. 184A5237
    I wasn’t able to make it to practice the day before, so I was running the course blind. The first two laps were tough and I was trying to find the best lines to take as we raced through the course. During lap three, the third place finisher found a way around me. I stayed right behind her, and as we headed into lap four, I was able to make a pass in a corner, and took off with my foot to the floor. I was determined to catch first place. I flew through the course, but couldn’t quite make it to the checkers first. I clocked the fastest lap of the day in my class at 12:31, and crossed the finish line just 3 seconds behind the first place finisher. I hit the podium in the 2nd place spot.
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    We are prepping the car and gearing up for the month of June. I am looking forward to racing at the DIRT Series round 5, the Quad X Series round 2, and the WORCS Series round 9!
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    Thanks so much to these amazing companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Addict Racing Engines, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to WORCS for another awesome race and Harlen Foley for taking such amazing pictures of us! You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • SIMS Race Report Round 4

    Hesperia, CA- May 14, 2017- DIRT Series round 4 is in the books!  We went out to practice on Saturday at Comp Edge MX.  My car was running great and the track was tons of fun with awesome jumps.  I felt confident going in to Sunday’s races.

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    My class was race 7 in the line-up for the day and when it was time, I headed up to the start line.  I was one of the first cars to get to the line, and after everyone filtered in, I decided I didn’t like my position and I moved all the way to one end.  The green flag dropped and we were off!  I put my foot to the floor and looked straight ahead up the huge hill we climbed right off the start.  I got the hole shot and I was so focused on what was in front of me, I had no idea what was going on behind me.  Dirt 4 1

    All of the cars in my class got tangled up right off of the start line.  I was so glad that I had made the decision to move!  I kept on the gas as we rounded the first turn.  I had two cars on my bumper but I was determined to stay in front.  I drove hard and was hitting the jumps fast.  I kept my pace and after 6 laps, I crossed the finish line in 1st place!

    Later in the day, I geared up for moto 2.  My plan was to drive exactly the same way I had in moto 1.  We lined up and the green flag dropped.  I stepped on the gas and got the hole shot again.  This time, I had one car right on my bumper, but again, I was determined to stay in the lead.  I held my 1st place positon for the first 3 laps of the race, and then as I was making my way in to lap 4, I came off of a jump.  As I landed, I could feel something in the front of my car and I knew it wasn’t good.  Dirt 4 2

    Determined to stay in the race, I tried to turn and keep going, but several people on the track signaled to me to stop.  I had broken a tie rod bolt, and it took me out of the race with only 3 laps to go.

    With the two moto format and the way the rest of the class shook out on Sunday, I ended up pulling an overall 3rd place finish for the day. C11478

    We are in full blown prep mode to get the car ready for WORCS round 8 in Cedar City, UT this coming weekend.

    Thanks so much to these awesome companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me!  Thanks to Steve at the DIRT Series for a great day of racing!  You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

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  • Team UXC GNCC Round 2 Race Report

    The GNCC tour concluded its Southern tour at Moree’s Sportsman Preserve in Hartsville, SC. A new venue for the GNCC last year, it proved to be a popular one. This weekend was going to be no different especially as the weather was in the 90s! So when the flag dropped on Saturday, the machines and the riders were going to need to be ready for the heat. Almost the entire team was in attendance as Camp Coker was both Round 5, for the ATVs and Round 2 for the UTVs. We were also joined by the Fox Sports Destination Polaris TV show team. The show was doing a feature on Team UXC and RT Pro Ace driver, Jesi Stracham.2

    UTVs: Pro XC1 drivers, Michael Swift and Kevin Trantham rolled out the brand new 2017 RZR XP1000s for the SC sand. Both pro drivers have been working hard to fine tune the already awesome XP1000 to excel in the GNCC mixture of XC and woods. The great chassis products from RT Pro allowed Swift and Trantham to push the cars pace without failures. After a superb holeshot off the 2nd row, Swift finished 6th in XC1 Pro class. Trantham was a little further down in the dust in 10th. Thanks to Texeara Tech for their suspension products that make the car handle and drive so well. With both riders still relatively new to UTV driving at this level, there is no doubt, that both Swift and Trantham will be putting one of these machines on the podium this season!! Also driving this weekend was Team UXC/Bair's Powersports driver, Matt Ashton was joined by our guest rider from GA, Kurt Starling, and drove well to bring his machine home in 2nd in Amateur Limited.3

    Single Seat Aces: Factory Polaris and Team UXC racer, Jesi Stracham continued to enjoy her new Ace 900XC and battled in the top 5 all race finishing 5th overall. Becky Widdicombe had some issues during the race adapting to some developments to the new machine. She came home in 7th.

     

    Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the Destination Polaris episode showing on Fox Sports soon!

    We perform best as a team and like to share the fun – see you in Indiana for a brand new race!!

    Photo Credits: Ken Hill and RacedayPix

  • Sims Race Report WORCS Round 7

    April 23, 2017- Hurricane, UT- We had a whirlwind trip to Utah and back for WORCS round 7. We headed out on Friday night and arrived at Sand Hollow State Park on Saturday morning. I went straight to the driver’s meeting and then unloaded my car to get it to tech. I was scheduled to race on Saturday afternoon and my class was the 3rd row to take off from the line. The Women’s class took off and then the 900’s. I loaded up and waited for the flag to fly.
    We took off from the line and immediately, I knew this was going to be a tough race.
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    Sand Hollow is just that…sand, sand, rocks, and more sand! I could feel a difference in my car and the way it was going to handle on the course. I was running in the top four and then was able to make a pass on the back side of the course. I stayed in 3rd as we closed out the first lap.
    After coming through the timing chute, we headed up a huge hill and the third place finisher passed me moving me back to the 4th place position.1C8C3136

    I stayed close and again made a pass on the back side of the course. There were huge rocks to look out for and drop offs as we drove through the dunes. I was able to stay in 3rd until the last lap of the race, but then I took a different line in one section and hit a big rock. It jarred my car and almost flipped me over causing my car to shut off. I quickly turned it back on and took off again, but the delay allowed the 3rd place finisher to catch up and pass me. 1C8C3143

    I drove hard and fast but couldn’t get to the checkers first. I finished the race in 4th place.
    This race closed out a very busy month for the SIMS188 Racing team. We traveled nearly 2,500 miles over the last 4 weeks and raced every weekend. We are ready for a couple weeks off, and we plan to do some much needed maintenance on my car to gear up for round 4 at the DIRT Series and round 8 at the WORCS Series in May.1C8C3556
    Thanks so much to these amazing companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to WORCS for running a great series and Harlen Foley for the awesome pictures! You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Camp Coker GNCC Race Report

    SOCIETY HILL, S.C. (April 25, 2017) - The Yokley Racing Polaris team continues to make an impressive return to racing as they captured a season-best 3rd place finish on Saturday for Round 2 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series UTV Championship. Team Driver William Yokley led the charge from behind the wheel, while his wife Tina co-piloted the team to its first podium appearance of the season in South Carolina.
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    William and Tina Yokley standing proud atop the overall podium once again. Photo: Ken Hill

    The Yokley duo was able to fire their Polaris RZR XP 1000 right away off the start to capture the holeshot from the first row against the top competitors in the sport. Yokley maintained the lead through the opening turns but a slower line choice in the next section caused him to drop into 2nd place as they entered the woods on lap one.
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    The Yokley Racing Polaris team battled through turn one to grab the holeshot. Photo: Ken Hill

    Yokley latched onto the back of the leader Kyle Chaney at the beginning of the lap but he soon dropped back due to low visibility in the dusty field sections. On lap three, Yokley came upon a lapped rider who was stuck in the main line so he chose an alternate line to get past the stopped car. However, it didn't work out too well as he nearly destroyed his drive belt in the process. As a result, Miller was able to get by for the 2nd place position, which dropped Yokley back to 3rd place.

    Yokley and Miller battled back-and-forth for the remainder of the race, each swapping the 2nd place position several times throughout the final laps. The battle continued to the very end of the five-lap race, where Yokley finished only 1.5 seconds behind Miller for 3rd overall.

    "My Polaris machine really worked well in the rough sections and ran great the whole day," Yokley said. "I wasn't necessarily looking for a 3rd place finish but I was pleased with it after everything was said and done. I would like to thank all of my sponsors for helping make everything possible and I'm looking forward to the next round at the John Penton."
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    The Polaris RZR XP 1000 handled the rough conditions with ease. Photo: Ken Hill

    After two rounds of racing, the Yokley Racing Polaris team sits 5th place in the UTV Overall Championship Standings with a pair of top-five finishes behind them.

    The Yokley Racing Polaris Team would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for all that they do: Polaris Industries, RT Pro, Elka Suspension, STI, CP Carillo, Millennium Technologies, Ballistic Batteries, Hess Racing.

    Camp Coker GNCC (Round 2 of 6)
    Society Hill, South Carolina
    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    XC1 Pro UTV Results
    1. Kyle Chaney
    2. Hunter Miller
    3. William Yokley (POL)
    4. Cody Miller
    5. Sean Bogdan

    XC1 Pro UTV Championship Standings
    1. Kyle Chaney (51)
    2. Cody Miller (43)
    3. Hunter Miller (43)
    4. Cohl Secoy (42)
    5. William Yokley (37)

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