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Dec 9, 2001

$3200 Is The Current Bid For Nicky Hayden's Leathers

Bidding on eBay (to benefit the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund) on a set of Joe Rocket leathers worn by American Honda's Nicky Hayden has reached $3200, with six-and-a-half days left in the auction.<BR><BR>Hayden came up with the concept of donating the set of his leathers--which he wore to victory at Mid-Ohio--to be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund, which was established to purchase and deploy Air Fence and Air Module soft barriers at racetracks, to help protect crashed riders from injury.<BR><BR>Since the opening of the auction on www.ebay.com Thursday, December 6, bidding has steadily risen from the $500 opening bid, past the $1500 reserve price and to the current level of $3200. Bidder "cmra_5" currently holds the highest bid, but Texas racer Marcus McBain, "jweaver718", "draganee718" and "racer997" are also still active in the bidding.<BR><BR>Bidding is expected to grow more intense as the close of the sale, approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 16, draws closer. <BR><BR>One of the bidders e-mailed Roadracing World stating that if he exceeds his spending limit, his wife will kick him out of the house. The bidder joked that he was currently looking for a new place to live.