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Aug 23, 2001

Adjusting For Unpaid Pledges, Airfence Fund Now Totals $143,961 As 20 Sections Are Installed At Pocono For F-USA

Adjusting for contributions that were pledged but left unpaid, the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund now totals $143,961.<BR><BR>That's been enough to do some good work, with $104,000 allocated to AMA Pro Racing, $11,000 spent on turn 8a at Texas World Speedway for CMRA/CCS and RPM/WERA events, and around $10,000 in cash (plus an advertising trade-out) spent on renting 20 sections of Alpina Air Module for use at F-USA/CCS events at Pocono, Portland and Daytona as well as at the WERA Grand National Finals/Suzuki Cup Finals at Road Atlanta.<BR><BR>More is needed to spread Air Fence around the country, including completing the purchase of 10 sections for use next season at F-USA/CCS races as well as aiding local groups purchase Air Fence for use at regional events.<BR><BR>The 20 sections of rented Air Module were installed Wednesday at Pocono International Raceway, just one day after Grant Lopez's encounter with haybales demonstrated again the limitations of baled hay, and why we need Air Fence.<BR><BR>Lopez ran off the track entering the infield from the NASCAR oval on Tuesday and may have been okay if he had not encountered an errant row of haybales placed in the middle of a run-off zone, protecting nothing. Lopez hit the haybales and suffered a concussion. Riders who hit Air Fence usually do not suffer a concussion--and of course riders who encounter open run-off areas instead of inexplicably-placed haybales usually do not crash at all. Lopez was participating in a Team Pro Motion track day when he ran off and encountered the haybales.<BR><BR>The 20 rental sections of Alpina Air Module were put in place Wednesday evening, in time for Thursday's Team Hammer Advanced Riding School, Track Ride and Pro Practice day at Pocono, held in conjunction with the Formula USA races.<BR><BR>In the meantime, racer Marcus McBain added $500 to his previously anonymous $500 donation, while Dale W. Dandrea donated $100 and Bob Domenz/3D Racing donated $100.<BR><BR>With his contribution, McBain wrote, "I had the pleasure of signing the Air Fence this weekend (August 17-18) at TWS. I thought about the old saying, 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Nothing could be more true than the Air Fence project. We saw the mark(s) from the rider that hit the Air Fence and walked away. I think of all the charity causes I have seen or been involved with. Some of them were racing accidents where no one hit anyone or anything, while some were totally preventable by creating a safer environment. I would like to donate an additional $500 for the fund. I would appreciate it if you would remove the 'anonymous' status off of my first $500 donation. I am very fortunate to know many good people involved with racing. I would like my name associated with your project so that others might see that I believe this is the most effective safety technology that can be immediately utilized to save lives and heartache."<BR><BR>Meanwhile, Robert Pandya, Marketing Coordinator for Aprilia USA, sent in Aprilia's long-awaited check for $2900 and wrote, "It was an honor to be the first motorcycle manufacturer to pledge the $2900 towards the Air Fence fund when you started the campaign in April. I personally take responsibility for the delay in payment. I know that racers of the future looking back on the important decisions made in road racing history, will see that the start of this fund is as important as the addition of bellypans and back protectors. You have cemented your place in racing history as a catalyst for safety. I have no doubt that the Air Fence will become required equipment not only for professional and amateur races, but at track days and schools such as the Team Hammer Advanced Riding School. I am proud that Aprilia USA could be part of that history. Please find our $2900 check included."<BR><BR>Dale W. Dandrea wrote, "Thanks for taking the Air Fence crusade on. It needed to be done badly. I race at Loudon regularly and did the AMA National in June. The extra Air Fence made a huge difference. I wish we could have that much Air Fence at our regular LRRS events. It gives me, at least, a lot more confidence riding near all those concrete walls that some people believe are not a problem. Thanks again. I hope we can get more at Loudon permanently."<BR><BR>Bob Domenz/3D Racing wrote, "It's a great cause! I wish these could be installed at every track!"<BR><BR>The contributor list now reads:<BR><BR>Erik Buell/Buell Motorcycle Company $5800<BR>Trent Thompson/Paramount Racing $5000<BR>Anonymous $4725<BR>Wegman Benefit Fund/Gordon Lunde Sr. $3850<BR>Dynojet Research $3200<BR>Steve Brubaker/Race Tire Service $3000<BR>Willow Springs Int'l Raceway $3000<BR>Patrick Roskam/HangingOff.com $3000<BR>John Ulrich/Roadracing World $2900<BR>Aprilia USA $2900<BR>American Suzuki Motor Corp. $2900<BR>Ducati North America $2900<BR>Jonathan Glaefke $2900<BR>Susie and Bruce Meyers/BCM Racing Ducati $2900<BR>Performance Machine $2900<BR>Dunlop Motorcycle Tire Co. $2900<BR>Max McAllister/Traxxion Dynamics $2900<BR>Tom Chauncey/Team Wreckless $2900<BR>Wendell Phillips/Lockhart Phillips $2500<BR>Advanced Motor Sports/In Memory of Dirk Piz $2000<BR>L.A. Bikers/labiker.org $1760<BR>Dennis Smith/Sport Tire Services $1500<BR>Marc Salvisberg/Factory Pro Tuning $1450<BR>Bob Dragich/Roadracing World $1450<BR>Fred Renz/Yoyodyne $1450<BR>WERA Motorcycle Roadracing $1450<BR>Bob Blandford/N.E. Sportbike Assn. $1100<BR>Chuck Warren/Arclight Suzuki $1000<BR>Jim Rashid/4&6 Cycle $1000<BR>Scott Willock/In Memory of Larry Schwarzbach $1000<BR>Don Emde/In Memory of Cal Rayborn $1000<BR>Jason Pridmore's Star Motorcycle School $1000<BR>Mark E. Dobeck/Techlusion Performance Group $1000<BR>G.M.D. Computrack Network $1000<BR>California Superbike School $1000<BR>Tachyon Racing/Tachyon Sports Injury Research Foundation $1000<BR>Team Pro-Motion Sportbike Club $1000<BR>Anthony and Aaron Gobert $1000<BR>Andrew M. Cross $1000<BR>Andy Kettle/Honda of Milpitas $1000<BR>Lindemann Engineering $1000<BR>Marcus McBain $1000<BR>Linda,John & Susanne Hopkins/In Memory of Roy Hopkins $895<BR>Intrepid Café Racers $775<BR>Yoshimura Racing $750<BR>Team Daemon Racing $600<BR>Derek and Gordon King $600<BR>CMRRA $537<BR>Don Lemelin/Scuderia West $500<BR>Kevin Erion/Erion Racing $500<BR>Pinky's Pizza of Walnut Creek $500<BR>Doug Gonda $500<BR>Jerry Wood/Penguin School $500<BR>Mike Canfield/Chandelle Motorsports $500<BR>Jim Davis/J6 Racing/In Memory of Dirk Piz $500<BR>Brooks Gremmels/Shogun Motorsports $500<BR>Jim Di Salvo/Alien Racing $500<BR>Dale Kieffer/Racers Edge Performance $500<BR>The Plummer Menapace Group $500<BR>Reg Kitrelle $500<BR>Specialty Sports Ltd/Teknic $500<BR>Ronnie Lunsford/Northwest Honda $500<BR>Bob Holcomb $500<BR>Aaron Yates $500<BR>James D. Randolph $500<BR>OMRRA $500<BR>Terry Knott $500<BR>Shawn Higbee/Team KWS/Millenium Technologies $500<BR>Harley Davidson of Reno $500<BR>Walt Schaefer $500<BR>Gary Christopher/American Honda $500<BR>Full Spectrum Design $500<BR> Indigo Sports $500<BR>Ed Robinson/Robinson Partners $500<BR>Bill St. John/Project Monza $400<BR>Jerry Jirkovsky $330<BR>Ice Holes $301<BR>Richard Hood/Reptillian Racing $300<BR>Edward S. Siccardi, Jr. $300<BR>Dan Fischer/Copier1.com $300<BR>David Finniff $300<BR>Marietta Motorsports $300<BR>Brendan Guy $300<BR>Dean Scarpa $300<BR>Anonymous $300<BR>Kurtis Roberts $300<BR>James Siddall/World Sports/Corbin Grand Prix $300<BR>"Old Slo Gene Templet"/CMRA $300<BR>Eric Kelcher/Blockworks $300<BR>Zachry Lee $300<BR>N.I.T.R.O. (Northern Illinois Touring and Riding Organization) $300<BR>Martin Von Wyss $300<BR>In Memory of Charles Wooldridge, Sr. $300<BR>James Lickwar $290<BR>Scott Fisher/Fisher Technical Services $250<BR>Chris Pyles & Beth Walters $250<BR>Peter Hively $250 <BR>Brian Mitchell $250<BR>Al Ludington $250<BR>Tim Simpson $250<BR>Spectrum Motorsports/VJB Racing $250<BR>David Roy, Ducati N. America $250<BR>Debbie Roy/Frenotec $250<BR>Joshua Hayes $250<BR>Gina Nadeau $250<BR>Jeannne Pyles $250<BR>John Ross/Ross Racing $250<BR>Brian Cincera $250<BR>C. Renard Fiscus $250<BR>Bruce & Edith Lind $250<BR>Andre Espaillat $250<BR>Aramel Racing $250<BR>WMRRA $250<BR>Papa Thiam/WERA BBS $200<BR>Bill Capshaw/ICE Motorsports $200<BR>Scott Decker $200<BR>Terry Embury $200<BR>Jim "Dutch" MacKenzie/WERA BBS $200<BR>Scott Jenkins/Desmoto-sport $200<BR>Cliff Nobles $200<BR>Jodie York/RPM Cycles Ventura/WSMC #11 $200<BR>Mostro.org/Jeffrey Fillmore $200<BR>Jeff Bowis $200<BR>Rich & Lynda Alexander/In Memory of Dirk Piz $200<BR>Nils Menten $200<BR>Melissa Tomlinson/G-Man Racing $200<BR>DP Enterprises $200<BR>Jeffrey S. Stathes $200<BR>RPM $200<BR>Wayne Nielsen/sportbikeworld.com $200<BR>Dennis Woods/Doppio Racing $200<BR>Tom David $200<BR>Sierra Sportbike Association $200<BR>Terry McKeever $200<BR>"Barnacle" Bill Burns $200<BR>MZ Scorpion Cup Racers $100<BR>Chris Kelley/California Cycleworks $150<BR>Robb Mc Elroy $150<BR>Tim Chin/Team Bandit $150<BR>Ed & Catherine Sorbo $150<BR>Damon Buckmaster $150<BR>Chris Hamilton/Grand Prix Direct $150<BR>Marc Palazzo/Synergy Racing Honda $150<BR>Texas Sport Bike Association $260<BR>Stuart Stratton/Stratton Racing $150<BR>Hewitt & Prout Attorneys at Law $150<BR>Jim Williams/13x.com $125<BR>David Boosales/WERA BBS $125<BR>Pete Martins $125<BR>Road Atlanta Crash Truck Crews $111<BR>Chris Normand/Firestorm Racing $101<BR>Lucky Deleoni $100<BR>Pat Stricker $100<BR>Gary Rand/In Memory of Rusty Bradley $100<BR>Michael Roberson/WERA BBS $100<BR>Sean Jordan/WERA BBS $100<BR>Army of Darkness $100<BR>Stuart Gregg $100<BR>Pinky's Pizza/Lippman Racing $100<BR>Bob Szoke $100<BR>TyrSox $100<BR>Ron West/Omzig Productions $100<BR>Joe Facer $100<BR>Preston Rash $100<BR>Geoff Maloney/GP Tech $100<BR>Melissa Berkoff/Neighbor Of The Beast $100<BR>Caesar Gonzales/WERA BBS $100<BR>Dorina Groves $100<BR>Dorina Groves/In Memory of Jamie Bowman $100<BR>Philip Rusin/RC51.net $100<BR>Allen "Spence" Spencer $100<BR>Matt Wadsworth $100<BR>Dean N. De St. Croix $100<BR>Tony Tugwell/TZ250.com $100<BR>Bart Fuqua/Team LGC $100<BR>Brian Stokes/Marietta Motorsports $100<BR>Chris "Opie" Caylor/Marietta Motorsports $100<BR>David McElvain/NEDoD $100<BR>Ned "Peanut" Brown/NESBA/TPM $100<BR>Vance Hacecky $100<BR>Patrick Mee $100<BR>Dave and Jason Parker $100<BR>Tom Drumm $100<BR>David Brown $100<BR>Steve Moonitz/Team Squid Pro Quo $100<BR>Jake Swan $100<BR>Chris Story $100<BR>Chris Eklund $100<BR>Randy Ball/WERA BBS $100<BR>Mark Hellvig $100<BR>Gary Schilling/On Time Racing/WERA BBS $100<BR>Steve Sumner $100<BR>Laura Granato/WERA BBS $100<BR>Norm Viano/Lawdog Sports Mgmt $100<BR>Kevin Jordan/Jordan Motorsports $100<BR>Val Gregory/In Memory of Dirk Piz $100<BR>Dave Gess $100<BR>Rob Berlind $100<BR>Paul Black $100<BR>Steve Hewitt $100<BR>Mike Ciccotto $100<BR>Tripp Nobles $100<BR>Scott Rehl $100<BR>Steve & Lorraine Aledort $100<BR>Jeff Rozycki/29dreams.com Racing $100<BR>Chris Ulrich/In Memory of Russ Paulk And Toby Jorgensen $100<BR>Giorgio Milesi/Galfer Brakes USA $100<BR>Al Lyons/CMRRA $100<BR>Linda Hopkins $100<BR>John Hopkins/In Memory of Jamie Bowman and Toby Jorgensen $100<BR>Vicky&Michael Menard $100<BR>Silvia Salenius/Ducati.net Online $100<BR>HG Racing/AMA Pro Thunder $100<BR>Red Fox Racing $100<BR>Greg Ruffin $100<BR>John Donald/PTC Racing $100<BR>Larry Pegram $100<BR>Pamela Skaff/WERA BBS $100<BR>J.D. Hord/Meccanica Corse Racing $100<BR>Mark Sutton $100<BR>Steve Scott/LRRS#47 $100<BR>Eric Putter $100<BR>Jim Doerfler $100<BR>Ira Englebardt $100<BR>Joe & Nancy Fenech $100<BR>Earl Hayden $100<BR>Chuck Sorensen $100<BR>Jeff Wilson/American Suzuki $100<BR>Adam Vella/Webcrush Racing $100<BR>Chuck Gault/Motobama $100<BR>Gary Longren $100<BR>Stephan Hottenrott $100<BR>David Kunzelman $100<BR>C.R. "Critter" Gittere/WERA BBS $100<BR>John Light/Lightsmith Racing $100<BR>Ken & Arlene Block (Ed Sorbo's Mom) $100<BR>Chris Link/CMRA/In Memory of Jamie Bowman $100<BR>Josh Steinberg $100<BR>Broad Squad/CCS NE $100<BR>Logan Young $100<BR>Bob & Sherrie Young $100<BR>Ann Sands $100<BR>Troy Green/www.TG-Racing.com $100<BR>Colin Fowler $100<BR>Asphalt & Gas $100<BR>CelentoHenn Architecture + Design $100<BR>Norm Mc Donald/CMRA $100<BR>Andrew S. Mueller/WERA BBS $100<BR>Mary Miskovic $100<BR>Mark Van Hoff/The Plastic Doctor/WERA BBS $100<BR>Anonymous $100<BR>Mauro Cereda/In Memory of Jamie Bowman $100<BR>James B. Norwood/Bad Iguana Racing $100<BR>Bakersfield Yamaha $100<BR>Matt Gerard/In Memory of Gordy Lunde Jr. $100<BR>MMCZYK/Concerned Fan $100<BR>Kendall Davis/WERA #326 $100<BR>Jerry Daggett $100<BR>Miller's Modern Garage $100<BR>TFS Racing $100<BR>Sabrina Phillips 100<BR>Jane Phillips $100<BR>Twin Cities Yamaha $100<BR>Fernando Peris $100<BR>Louis Gagne $100<BR>Peter Christensen & Stasia Moore $100<BR>Paul D. Harrell $100<BR>Manny Otmane/Team Hooters $100<BR>Rich Desmond/WERA BBS $100<BR>Larry Lawrence $100<BR>Tony Iannarelli $100<BR>Marcel Fortney $100<BR>Tim Fowler $100<BR>Dennis Hurst/Deken Power $100<BR>Tommy Bright/Logistics & Information $100<BR>John F. Penrose $100<BR>Russ & Lisa Dancho $100<BR>Leonard Lloyd $100<BR>Blake/www.BadWeatherBikers.com $100<BR>Loren Chun, $100<BR>Joe & Pam Axberg $100<BR>Paul Sedillo $100<BR>Robert C. Vester $100<BR>Dale W. Dandrea $100<BR>Bob Domenz/3D Racing $100<BR>Larry Spektor/In Memory of Toby Jorgenson $80<BR>Tyson Kamp $75<BR>Vito Dionisio/WERA BBS $75<BR>R.J. McLeod $60<BR>George Gervasi/Projekt9 Racing $60<BR>Christopher Gosch $60<BR>Kelly Thornton $58 <BR>Erica B. Smith & John F.X. Walsh $55<BR>Stephen Bauman $55<BR>Max Buxton/NEDoD $50<BR>Nelo Hakola $50<BR>Tyler Sandell $ 50<BR>David J. Kopfinger $ 50<BR>Aaron Loyd $50<BR>Martin Voelker $50<BR>Steve Hopkins $50<BR>Louis DeBlois $50<BR>Leigh Taunton/EMGO $50<BR>Randy Sinisi $50<BR>Danny Hull $50<BR>Team Skidmark Racing $50<BR>Ryan Meskimen/WERA BBS $50<BR>Erik Astrup $50<BR>Paul Zavada $50<BR>James Greeson/WERA BBS $50<BR>Victor Mokler $50<BR>Steve Clark/J. Guthridge/Tight Squeeze Racing $50<BR>Nate Olsen $50<BR>Anthony Moey $50<BR>Dustin Miller $50<BR>Steve Martinez $50<BR>Jason Temme/Serpent Racing $50<BR>Mike Hodgson/WERA BBS $50<BR>Chris Borre/Motorcycleroadracer.com $50<BR>Richard Barker/AIM/In Memory of Dirk Piz $50<BR>Mike Reish/Reish Dot Net $50<BR>Kenyon Kluge/K2 Racing $50<BR>Darin Nichols/Team Unit $50<BR>Richard Davis $50<BR>Allen Lyon/Ducati.net Online $50<BR>Eric H. Mathy $50<BR>Steve Breckenridge $50<BR>Jim Race/Speaksy Racing $50<BR>James Aragon $50<BR>James Hayton/Kochenbaulz Racing/WERA BBS $50<BR>Anthony D'Augusta $50<BR>Norm Brown $50<BR>Isaac Ward $50<BR>Jason K. Michelson $50<BR>Qi Guo/WERA BBS $50<BR>Schaefer Brothers Racing $50<BR>Tommy Lancaster/Tommy Built Fireplaces $50<BR>James Gaal $50<BR>Rod Mahr/Follow the Helmet Racing $50<BR>Charles Brothers/CMRA $50<BR>Francisco Prats $50<BR>Keith Mc Cammon $50<BR>Rick Haskins $50<BR>Larry, Janice & Jimmy /Moto Liberty $50<BR>Friends & Family/Firestorm Racing $50<BR>Akos Feher $50<BR>Brian Cox/CMRA#318 $50<BR>Greg Gorman $50<BR>James E. Schaefer $50<BR>Kevin Hanson $50<BR>Nick Tulloh/In Memory of Jimmy Adamo $50<BR>Robin Clark, $50<BR>Carl Liebold, $50<BR>Peter Young, $50<BR>John Walsh $50<BR>John Caudle/Thanks to Grigg Racing $50<BR>David Yesman $40<BR>Rod Klebsch $40<BR>Mark Crane, $40<BR>Don Moody $35<BR>Andy & Kate Kupfer, $35<BR>Lindsey Leard $30<BR>Dave Deggendorf/WERA BBS $30<BR>Bob Elam $30<BR>The Heidepriems/WERA BBS $30<BR>Kimberly Scheffel/rider/race fan/pit keeper $30<BR>Bryan Norton $30<BR>Scott D. Cortese $30<BR>Stephen Warburton/Ducati Online $30<BR>John Scherer $30<BR>Greg Gabis $29<BR>Ripley Howe $29<BR>Mark Hatten/Meccanica Corse Racing $29 <BR>Ted Angle $25<BR>Susanne Hopkins $25<BR>Nolan Ballew $25<BR>Josh Loberant $25<BR>Charles Tomes $25<BR>Jon DeMent $25<BR>Timothy Wilson $25<BR>Mark Novak $25<BR>Rene Ferron $25<BR>Sean Patrick Brisini $25<BR>Richard Korol $25<BR>Eric and Christine Loranger $25<BR>Dee Moses $25<BR>Kyle Kirschenmann/Bayou Riders of Louisiana $25<BR>Marc Asmus $25<BR>Mike Henry $25<BR>Henry Hallmark $25<BR>Ronnie Reyes/CMRA $25<BR>Kathleen Mc Laughlin $25<BR>John Jancoski $25<BR>John C. Pfeiffer $25<BR>Bernis B. Conatser $25<BR>Tony Day $25<BR>Harlan Weishahn $25<BR>Chad Littrell $25<BR>David Osser $25<BR>Margaret Corra $25<BR>Kerry Lynn Hanley $25<BR>T. Kershaw, $25<BR>Allan Karman, $25<BR>Anonymous $25<BR>S.C. Pittman $20<BR>Jamieson D. Yonker $20<BR>Garret Swearingen $20<BR>Darrin Zumbaum $20<BR>Andy Lenz/CMRRA $20<BR>Dave Harrison $20<BR>Jeff Harrison $20<BR>Sled/Cross $20<BR>David L. Osser $20<BR>Irwin Arnstein/CMRA $10<BR>Frank Shacklee/CMRA $10<BR>John & Arlene Gerard/In Memory of Gordy Lunde Jr. $10<BR>Becky Rechek, $10<BR>Lee D'Amico $10<BR>Johnny Newell, $10.<BR>Jan Steven/Carpet Dog $5<BR>Anonymous $5<BR>Joe Knight $5 <BR>Erik Schmitt/CMRA $1 <BR><BR>To pledge a contribution, call Roadracing World at (800) 464-8336 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, when operators will be standing by. Credit cards accepted. Pledges can also be made by e-mailing custsvc@roadracingworld.com. Make checks payable to Roadracing World, and mail to P.O. Box 1428, Lake Elsinore CA 92531. Money raised will be used for buying Air Module/Air Fence sections, as well as for deployment expenses and for shipping, tax and import duties.<BR><BR><BR><BR>