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May 11, 2001

Air Fence Fund Reaches $121,458 With Help From Racers Gobert, Chauncey, Lind, Fiscus, Kennedy, Cereda and Reyes And A Crash Truck Crew

The Roadracing World Air Fence Fund reached $121,458 with an expanded mission of funding Air Fence not only for use at AMA Pro Racing events but also at F-USA, WERA, CCS and affiliated races.<BR><BR>The latest donations were headed by $2900 from Tom Chauncey/Team Wreckless/Pro Thunder #42/AMA 332406, while Anthony and Aaron Gobert sent $1000 and Terry Knott sent $500. C. Renard Fiscus sent $250, as did Bruce and Edith Lind. The Road Atlanta Crash Truck Crews kicked in $111, Robert Kennedy/AFM #995 donated $100, and Mauro Cereda sent $100 In Memory of Jamie Bowman. Jason K. Michelson sent $50, while Ronnie Reyes/CMRA donated $25 and Kathleen Mc Laughlin sent $25<BR><BR>Letters from readers about the Air Fence Fund also arrived.<BR><BR>AFM racer Scott Baldwin wrote: "When I started racing at Sears Point in 1975 anybody that crashed in 10 headed right for a bare concrete wall. On lap one of a 450cc Production race in 1979 a guy went into the wall head-on directly in front of me. The bike flipped up and hurled him completely over the track boundary fence. He broke both ankles when he landed on the downslope of the drainage ditch by the highway. Never saw him again. I saw that wall end several riding careers, and destroy more motorcycles. After watching Aaron Yates bounce up after going head-first into the Air Fence-protected wall, I'm TOTALLY convinced of its effectiveness. Instead of starring at his own funeral next week, he'll be heading off to race at Road Atlanta. A much better alternative. I'm hoping that your Air Fence project will get Air Fence installed on the outside of Turn Nine next year. Keep up the good work. John Woo is gone, but not forgotten."<BR><BR>Sue Gobert, mother and manager of Anthony and Aaron Gobert, wrote: "I would like to pledge a contribution to the Air Fence Fund for $1,000 from Anthony and Aaron Gobert. The boys are happy to contribute to such a good cause and are grateful to you for taking the time and effort to raise the money. It could save their lives one day and is something that everyone should at least contribute a little something. Anyway, thanks again. Best wishes."<BR><BR>A member of The Road Atlanta Crash Truck Crew wrote: "My name is Mike Marquez. Me and some of my friends will be working the three crash trucks at the Big Kahuna next weekend. I called in a pledge of $111 for the ‘Road Atlanta Crash Truck Crews.' I put up the initial $111 and the rest of my crews will add to it by Friday, May 18th. We will personally bring our pledge then. My e-mail is to also CHALLENGE any corner workers, Safety Personal, EMTs,etc. to MATCH or BEAT our pledge. Someone made the comment to me,'With all that safe Air Fence, won't that put you out of a job?' To the contrary, it just makes it a whole lot safer for us to be out there doing what we LOVE. My job is to pick up crashed bikes, not crashed dudes! I also received a sponsorship from the local Suzuki dealer of shirts for one day for the Crash Truck crew's for one day. My plan is to wear the shirts to the gathering on Friday night and all day Saturday. Added to each shirt will be a small tribute to our late friend Jamie Bowman. Thanks for your time. SEE YA AT THE RACES."<BR><BR>Jason K. Michelson wrote "Enclosed is a check for $50 to help out with the purchase Air Fence. I know this is barely a drop in the bucket, but it's really about all I can afford right now. I hope it helps out in the form of freight, tax or import duties. Hell, even some fuel for the semi-truck. Please use it in the best way you see fit."<BR><BR>Mauro Cereda wrote, "I just returned from racing at Sears Point this weekend. I'm from Italy where protection for the riders is paramount. I know road racing is not the big money making sport here in the states but protection should be just as important. I lost my good friend Jamie Bowman last year when he hit a wall racing at Laguna Seca. If there had been an Air Fence there, I know that he would still be with us here today. My wife and I would like to make a donation in his memory. Thank you."<BR><BR>Bruce Lind wrote, "Bruce and Edith Lind would like to pledge $250 for Air Fence. After 37 years of competition it is about time someone took on the issue of rider safety. As a rider who has tested haybales and Armco more than I would like to admit, I would like to personally thank John Ulrich for starting this and all the contributors for making my favorite past time less dangerous. With luck I will not have to have any more friends learn to live in a wheelchair. I just wish the AMA would have done it on their own and not have had to be forced into it!"<BR><BR>The contributor list now reads: <BR>Erik Buell/Buell Motorcycle Company $5800<BR>Trent Thompson/Paramount Racing $5000<BR>Anonymous $4725<BR>Dynojet Research $3200<BR>Steve Brubaker/Race Tire Service $3000<BR>Willow Springs Int'l Raceway $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>Wegman Benefit Fund/Gordon Lunde Sr. $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 $1810<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>Intrepid Café Racers $775<BR>Yoshimura Racing $750<BR>Team Daemon Racing $600<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>Bill St. John/Project Monza $400<BR>Jon Rust $400<BR>Jerry Jirkovsky $330<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>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>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 Menton $200<BR>Melissa Tomlinson/G-Man Racing $200<BR>DP Enterprises $200<BR>MZ Scorpion Cup Racers $175<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 $150<BR>Stuart Stratton/Stratton Racing $150<BR>Jim Williams/13x.com $125<BR>David Boosales/WERA BBS $125<BR>Mike Brown/Team 222 $125<BR>Pete Martins $125<BR>Road Atlanta Crash Truck Crews $111<BR>Chris Normand/Firestorm Racing $101<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>Paul Kingsburgh/RC45.net $100<BR>Lucky Deleoni $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>D&D Thrush Farms $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 $100<BR>Mary Miskovic $100<BR>Mark Van Hoff/The Plastic Doctor/WERA BBS $100<BR>Robert Kennedy/AFM#995 $100<BR>Mauro Cereda/In Memory of Jamie Bowman $100<BR>Tyson Kamp $75<BR>Vito Dionisio/WERA BBS $75<BR>Kelly Thornton $58 <BR>Erica B. Smith & John F.X. Walsh $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>Jim Frost/NEDoD $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>David Yesman $40<BR>Don Moody $35<BR>Lindsey Leard $30<BR>Dave Deggendorf/WERA BBS $30<BR>Steve Sturm/Squidvision Racing $30<BR>George Gervasi/Projekt9 Racing $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>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>S.C. Pittman $20<BR>Jamieson D. Yonker $20<BR>Garret Swearingen $20<BR>Darrin Zumbaum $20<BR>Andy Lenz/CMRRA $20<BR>Irwin Arnstein/CMRA $10<BR>Frank Shacklee/CMRA $10<BR>Jan Steven/Carpet Dog $5<BR>Erik Schmitt/CMRA $1 <BR><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. 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>A full accounting of all Air Fence Fund money will be posted on this website as it is disbursed, along with lists of any pledges still outstanding.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>