This is where the modifications pay off:
when rubber meets the ground. Neal’s
machine has to nail the starts, stay flat
on the smooth turns and soak up the
rough terrain for two solid hours at pro
For Brycen Neal, this is what all the
training and work on the machine is
for—gathering the trophies, money and,
most important, those championship
points. For the average rider, learning
about a pro’s program can help them
finish and enjoy more quality rides with
no equipment issues.
❏ The most prestigious woods race
series for quads is the GNCC series.
These are races that last a minimum
of two full hours through the woods.
At the start of the two hours the course
is far from pristine. Many events are
run on trails that are used in other
races, and the Pro ATV class runs in
the afternoon race, so literally hundreds of quads have already pounded the course before these guys even
start. The engines are run very hard,
since the entire race is composed of
relatively short full-throttle bursts followed by massive braking. Burning
that sort of energy (for the bike and
the rider) is how you go fast in the
woods. Coastal Racing’s Brycen Neal
has jumped up to a new level for 2016.
A big part of that jump is his Coastal
Racing Yamaha YFZ450.
While you may have no interest
in actually racing your quad, if you