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Yokley and DFR Winners of Both Major 2011 Championships

December 09, 2011

William Yokley does it again! (Check out the video at the end of this blog post!)

It was a bicoastal thing, with DragonFire Racing’s William Yokley and his Ranger RZR XP 900 becoming the best of the best on both coasts last week, picking up his second championship in the open modified UTV series for 2011 — this time in the WORCS series.

In late October, Yokley rolled off the racetrack as the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series champion in the East, picking up the accolades and the No. 1 plates following a successful finish to the season in Crawfordsville, Ind.

He and his DragonFire-equipped RZR followed up that title last week by winning the championship trophy for the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) out West (see video footage at the end of this post).

Chalking up numerous individual event wins across the country this season and the overall UTV Class Championships in both the GNCC series and the WORCS title, Yokley and DragonFire Racing pretty much dominated twenty-ought-eleven on both the left and right sides of the continent.

The bicoastal winner was assisted in both series by a UTV featuring a number of DragonFire racing components. In fact, all three top winners in the GNCC season finale were decked out with DragonFire’s Yokley Woods Edition RZR XP suspension kits for starters. And that included Scott Kiger, who finished third in that series.

That particular modification narrowed the UTV bodies by three inches on each side, making it easier for the racers to maneuver through the tight tree sections that are a standard feature of the Eastern racetracks.

In addition to being a major sponsor for William Yokley’s National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire team, DragonFire’s equipment proved to be successful all season in both venues.

And that includes Out West, where Yokley finished in the top 10 in all nine WORCS races he entered during the 2011 season. DragonFire contributed heavily in the parts department, providing Yokley’s ride with its dual exhaust, Racing Woods cam, Low Boy doors, DragonBack seats, competition harness and quick-detach steering wheel.

In last week’s championship bid, the team arrived in Arizona for the final WORCS race with a heady feeling off the GNCC win. Yokley and his RZR needed to hold off a couple of other drivers — including Mark Holz and Phillip Martin – in order to clinch the championship. But things seldom go as planned, and after a great start, Yokley experienced problems with his clutch and was sidelined. Teammate Scott Kiger towed Yokley back to the pit area where repairs were made in minutes by the National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire crew. But by the time both racers were back on the track, they were down by more than a lap and Yokley finished ninth. While disappointing on the day, Yokley accumulated enough points to walk away with the WORCS championship.

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