This is the official website of the Roadracing World Action Fund. Thanks to contributions from friends, fans and family of racers as well as from the motorcycle industry, the Roadracing World Action Fund has been able to promote motorcycle racing safety, and in particular, to encourage and facilitate the use of soft air barriers at motorcycle racing events.
The Roadracing World Action Fund's mission is to prevent race track injuries. To accomplish our mission, we will promote motorcycle racing safety and education. Specifically, the Roadracing World Action Fund advocates and promotes the use of soft barriers to prevent racetrack injuries, and provides education on the value of adequate pre-race practice, rider training, and proper racetrack preparation. The Roadracing World Action Fund also addresses other health and safety education issues concerning motorcycle racing, such as tobacco advertising, the use of certified helmets and leathers, and setting rider safety as the top priority on race day.
RACE EVENT-BASED ACTIVITIES
The Roadracing World Action Fund will conduct soft barrier demonstrations at various racetracks across the United States as part of an ongoing campaign of promoting safety, and to educate the public on motorcycle racing safety. The Roadracing World Action Fund will provide or arrange the use of soft barriers for such demonstrations. The Roadracing World Action Fund will also provide educational brochures on motorcycle safety at these events, including details of how soft barriers have been used successfully in the past to prevent catastrophic injury or death. These brochures will be freely distributed and copyright-free.
Soft barriers are not being used as much as they should be mainly due to a lack of knowledge on the part of the public, racetrack operators and race event sanctioning organizations concerning not only the impact attenuation effectiveness of soft barriers compared to the traditional use of haybales and tire walls, but also concerning the economic viability of using soft barriers. Just as car drivers had to be educated on the use of seat belts and air bags, getting the message out about using soft barriers will promote racetrack safety. Publicizing the often dramatic results of using soft barriers is an effective way to improve racetrack safety.
The official Roadracing World Action Fund website provides educational information regarding the use of soft barriers, and addresses other motorcycle racing safety issues.
Fundraising for the Roadracing World Action Fund is conducted through the official website, creating a community of contributors with a shared goal of making motorcycle racing safer.
President of Roadracing World Publishing, Inc., which produces Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology and www.roadracingworld.com; mother of four-time WERA National Endurance Champion and 2001 Suzuki Cup Champion Chris Ulrich; former score keeper for championship-winning motorcycle road racing team.
Motorcycle journalist since 1972, motorcycle road racer since 1973, 1975 AFM 125cc Champion, 1983-1984 WERA National Endurance Champion, 1996 WERA 125cc National Challenge Series Champion, co-owner of championship-winning motorcycle racing team, Team Hammer, Inc., which also operates the Team Hammer Advanced Riding School.
Motorcycle road racer and dirt track racer; many-time AMA National Dirt Track Champion.
Former motorcycle road racer who is now a quadriplegic as the result of hitting a steel barrier during a motorcycle road race in 1982; was ranked second in AMA Formula One in 1980. Currently owns Nuprodx Inc., which produces travel equipment for wheelchair users, such as portable bath benches for shower use.
1993 World Champion. Currently operates the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School at Barber Motorsports Park and owns a clothing company, Brand 34.
West Point Honor Graduate with a B.S. in Economics and Computer Science; M.A. in Management & Leadership from Webster University; U.S. Army Captain Retired with eight years of service; top performing senior sales representative; vendor sales rep and Circulation Manager for Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.; and former score keeper for a championship-winning motorcycle road racing team.