Last week we made a short-notice trip to the East Coast for a feature in the upcoming August issue, and our open schedule allowed us to make a stop at JGRMX/Toyota/NFAB/Yamaha’s private test track. Hidden in the woods of rural North Carolina, the Mark Barnett-built course is massive and features a number of jumps only a pro rider would have the courage to huck. Although our time at the track was short, we managed to make the most of the final motos turned by Phil Nicoletti, Alex Martin, and Kyle Peters with a photo gallery and two laps on the course by Nicoletti wearing our GoPro camera.
Finding the JGRMX test track is a challenge, as you must know exactly where to go, but it is a utopia once inside. Housed near the entrance is the team’s full Supercross course while hidden in the woods nearby is the motocross track. A fully automatic watering system allows both to be perfectly prepped in moments.
There is nothing like being on the East Coast when temperatures are in the high 80s and humidity makes the air feel heavy. Fans such as this are a necessity between motos.
A massive barn is also on the property, and the JGRMX/Toyota/NFAB/Yamaha team uses it as a trackside workshop.
Although Phil Nicoletti, Kyle Peters, and Alex Martin are full-time residents of South Carolina’s Club MX, they often make the two hour trek to the private track to change their training schedule.
Nicoletti is slated to ride at least the first three Nationals for the JGRMX/Toyota/NFAB/Yamaha team, but this could be extended as Justin Brayton recovers from injury.
While waiting for the riders to circle back by, we spotted this Eastern kingsnake crossing the lane.
While the other three riders pulled off after their standard time, Alex Martin continued to ride and logged what seemed like a 40-minute moto. GNCC could be something worth looking in to…
East Coast Moto | JGRMX Test Track