Daytona Supercross Practice at GPF

By Billy Rainford

The trip through the south for the Atlanta and Daytona Supercross races wouldn’t be complete without an annual stop to see Josh Woods and the gang at the Georgia Practice Facility (GPF) just outside Cairo, Georgia.

After driving south on the back roads of central and then southern Georgia, I made it to the track that so many Canadian racers have called their winter home over the years.

As always, the first stop is to see Terri Woods to sign the waver and catch up on what’s been going on since the last time the DMX Van made a stop in this area.

There look to be a couple new buildings on the property since last year. There’s always something to build and spend money on when you run a busy riding/training facility.

I always make myself at home in the beautiful rec room they have here and this year was no different. In fact, I’m typing this from the familiar L-shaped bench seat and table right now. If you’ve ever been to GPF, you know exactly where I’m talking about.

Unfortunately, nobody has come in and shown an interest in playing pool or ping pong since I’ve been here. Oh well, I’ve been able to focus on moto-related things better without the distraction. Is that someone coming in the door??? Nope.

Josh said he had the track all ready to go late yesterday afternoon but then they got a whole bunch more rain in the early morning hours today, so he had to start all over and do his best to get the amateur SX track rideable for the pretty good number of traveling Pros that are here.

It took until about 2:30 or 3:00pm before riders suited up and were lining up the track. Here are a few photos of some of the riders who are here getting ready for the weekend.

Josh definitely burned a lot of fuel to get this place ready to ride today.

Actually, while there was no action on the GPF track, I walked over to MTF because the sound of bikes was drawing me in like the Pied Piper himself were over there. I caught a few Supermini rippers putting in laps.