Mesa, AZ - April 19, 2012 - Fresh from sweeping the Pro SxS and UTV Sportsman classes at the legendary Mint 400 a couple weeks ago, DragonFire UTV teams were in action again this past weekend... and topping the podium once again as well. National Guard/Polaris/DragonFire racer William Yokley remained perfect in GNCC competition with a commanding win of the Big Buck GNCC in South Carolina, while out West, big Nic Granlund put his Polaris on the podium, winning the WORCS race held at Speed World MX in Surprise, Arizona.
Conditions were hot, dusty and dry in the Carolina woods, but Yokley kept his cool. After starting in 2nd place, Yokley passed for the lead before the end of the first 4-mile loop and immediately began padding his lead. By the end of the hour-long race, he cruised to a 2 1Ž2 minute cushion! Yokley finished first overall out of 37 entries and first in the XC1 modified field of 19 pro racers.
"Seems like Yokley's competition was feeling the heat," quips DragonFire Sales Manager Brice Ginn. "Seriously, we are proud to supply William with the components he needs to win," he says. In addition to a DragonFire Quick-Release Steering Wheel and DragonBack Seats, DragonFire has supplied the front suspension to the National Guard/Polaris team for the past couple of GNCC championship seasons. Ginn adds, "The Yokley Woods Edition RZR XP suspension kit continues to be a game changer in the GNCC series."
It was also game on for the WORCS series in the Arizona desert. Once again heat was a consideration, so the SxS classes ran a night race at Speed World. Despite the dusk, former ATV and Supermoto stand-out Nic Granlund translated his skills to the SxS side, becoming a leading light for DragonFire in the process. In only his third UTV race ever, Big Nic won the SxS Production 850 class at the fast Speed World track. This vaulted the Las Vegas-based racer into 4th in the overall standings, still in easy striking distance of the WORCS championship.
"DragonFire is happy to help Nic make the transition to the SxS scene a success," says Ginn. According to Ginn, Granlund's skills on an ATV and Supermoto bike give him a great advantage when it comes to reading the terrain, and it is the DragonFire components that really heat things up! "Nic's racer features the full array of DragonFire Racing accessories, starting with our DragonSkin number plates/personal I.D. system and ranging through the quick-release steering wheel kit. Performance advantages include DragonFire's PyroPak Fuel Controller and Auto-Tune, High pressure radiator cap, clutch kit/drive belt and RZR full exhaust system."
The next WORCS race will be May 11th at Race Town 395 in Adelanto, California. The next GNCC SxS race will be the Mountaineer Run in Masontown, West Virginia, on May 26. Want to build a vehicle tough enough and fast enough to win at WORCS, GNCC or the legendary Mint 400? Click on www.dragonfireracing.com to see all the DragonFire go-fast goodies! Don't forget to visit DragonFire on Facebook to Feel The Heat!
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