I was at NFMP in Jennings Florida this weekend for its inaugural event. Just thought I'd give people my thoughts on the track (as little as they are!).
For those that don't know, NFMP is a brand new track in north Florida. It is built "by motorcyclists for motorcycles", and they claim that there will be no car races there, just motorcycle and cart. Ed Bargy played some role in designing the track (according to something I read).
Anyway, NFMP is currently a concrete track located in the middle of...sand. There is not yet any green run-off, but I didn't use the run-off, so it was ok by me. The run-off is great, even as sand. Nothing to hit anywhere. Don't know when the track management plans to get the grass in. Speaking of management, the managers name is Julian, and he seems like a nice guy who is very excited about his new track.
Ok, so lets get to the meet of the track. The track is a 2 (?) mile track with 14 corners. You travel counterclockwise on the track. Turn one is a large sweeper that you can carry really good speed into, keeping to the inside. Getting on the gas out of turn one there are three little left kinks that barely slow you down before reaching the chicane, a quick left right left into a double-apex left, which starts the technical part of the course. The technical part continues through corner 12, into a small straight to 13 and 14, then down the front straight into turn one.
My opinion? Well, this is only the second track that I have been to besides Roebling. The track is fun! Turn one is great, and then into the chicane which I definitely need some help with! The technical part of the course gives you a good workout, being just about the right length before you finally get the rest into the straight. I really enjoyed the track, and can't wait to go back and see if I can improve on my poor 1:37 time (best I saw this weekend was 1:26).