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Apr 27, 2001

Air Fence Fund Now Expanded, Not Just For AMA Anymore

With our Air Fence fund up over $104,000 and with negotiations with AMA in full swing over cooperative deployment, it's time to designate new donations from this point on towards Air Fence for use at non-AMA races.<BR><BR>All contributors will still be listed in the contributor list, but additional donations pledged (as a result of our website postings) after 9:00 a.m. PDT Friday, April 27 will not be used for the purchase, transport, maintenance and deployment of Air Fence at AMA races. Instead, the additional money will be used to obtain and deploy Air Fence for the protection of racers at non-AMA events.<BR><BR>Many of the riders who compete at AMA races also compete in, for example, Formula USA races and WERA National Challenge races as well as at their home tracks.<BR><BR>And, as Metzeler/Pirelli's Andreas Bronnen, himself a racer, points out, we need to protect all our racers and try to prevent all serious injuries, because "For me there is no difference if some guy gets killed in an AMA or CCS race," such an event is equally tragic no matter what the sanctioning body.<BR><BR>So we're continuing the Air Fence fund for the overall good of our racers nationwide, no matter what their sanction or affiliation.<BR><BR>Our first additional project will be to fund four sections of Air Fence for use in the turn at Texas World Speedway where Ryan Smith died two seasons ago, with use of the sections to be shared by CMRA and RPM when the Texas-based organizations hold races at Texas World.<BR><BR>Anyone who has already mailed a contribution we have not yet received, and who objects to the continuation of the Air Fence project with funds directed at non-AMA races and venues, should contact us for a complete refund. All funds received prior to this announcement will go towards the use of Air Fence at AMA events or at AMA-sanctioned events, or at events at which AMA officials wish to deploy Air Fence.<BR><BR>Direct questions/comments to<BR><BR>