Justin Barcia will trade in stiffer Supercross suspension settings for softer valving when outdoor preparation kicks off next week at JGRMX. Photo: Brown Dog Wilson
There's no rest for JGRMX heading into the Easter break. Justin Barcia will be traveling up to North Carolina from his home base in Florida to test with the Auto Trader/Suzuki/JGRMX team on Tuesday through Thursday. If needed, everyone will stick it out an extra day and twist the throttle on Friday, as well. The goal is to develop a solid engine and suspension base setup. Barcia will be spinning laps at JGRMX's own testing facility, which features a National-length motocross track, as well as a Supercross and turn track. It will be long days for "Bam Bam" and staff, but the tireless effort is meant to yield top results this summer. Weston Peick will travel to North Carolina in the coming month to do his share of outdoor testing.
This next week we're happy to also welcome the Traders Racing 250 team, featuring Luke Renzland and Nick Gaines. Traders Racing will be dialing in their outdoor settings by working with the JGRMX Store engine department of John "Bundy" Mitchell, Gino Aponte and Dennis Kiser. With the weather looking especially good next week, the JGRMX outdoor track will be buzzing with activity.
Our own Spencer Bloomer, who does everything from develop race team parts to spin wrenches and work heavy equipment, will be tuning up the track with dozers and a water truck. At JGRMX every member of the operation is well versed in handling a variety of tasks. That's part of what makes this team so special. Look for photos and video from next week's festivities. Thanks, and see you in the pits.