Mar 16, 2001
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Palm Valley Racing, Inc. announced March 15 that construction has begun on the new North Florida Motorsports Park. Located 20 minutes from the intersection of I-10 and I-75 in north-central Florida, the new 2.0-mile, nine-turn road course was designed by former racer, racing school owner, racing official, and racetrack designer Ed Bargy with motorcycle club racing in mind. The 36-foot-wide track will feature virtually no elevation changes, with flat or minimally-banked corners and large run-off areas free of obstacles, and can be run in either direction. <BR><BR>One of the signature features of the new facility will be large, old-growth oak trees in the paddock to provide shade, and on-site camping will be allowed.<BR><BR>Palm Valley Racing, Inc. is owned by Borge Larsen, who is President of the corporation. The project is being financed by Larsen, a businessman and motorcycle enthusiast.<BR><BR>Palm Valley Racing Vice President Julian Poczatek says that the track, although primarily designed for use by club racers and amateur organizations, would be open to hosting a National event.<BR><BR>The target date for completion of the track is July 4, 2001, but Poczatek admits that date may be a little ambitious. When the track is completed, Poczatek plans to hold an open house for racing officials, riding school organizers and representatives of the media. Plans also call for the establishment of a website with ongoing updates on construction.<BR><BR>North Florida Motorsports Park is located near Jennings, Florida, just off I-75 Exit 87, 100 miles West of Jacksonville and 90 miles East of Tallahassee.<BR><BR>For more information, contact Julian Poczatek at (904) 707-1737 or (904) 781-5814. <BR>