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Sep 1, 2001

Air Fence Fund Reaches $144, 421 And We Still Need Much More Air Fence

The Roadracing World Air Fence Fund has reached $144,421 after adjusting for uncollected pledges, and the view out the press-room windows at Memphis Motorsports Park as this is posted suggests that there is much more work to do.<BR><BR>The final set of corners at Memphis sends riders through the drag strip staging lanes and onto the drag strip itself, the course lined with concrete walls buffered, on this day, with many haybales.<BR><BR>The riders at Memphis and other regional events are as important to their loved ones and to this sport as the professional riders already benefitting from the use of Air Fence at AMA Pro races and Formula USA Nationals. In fact, several riders who have competed with AMA and F-USA this season are here racing for contingency and purse money at Memphis as well. The Air Fence Fund isn't just about this sanctioning body or that sanctioning body--it is, first and foremost, about the riders and about increasing their safety.<BR><BR>And with enough work and support, the day will come when Air Fence will be available at all types of events all over the country, including races like this weekend's event at Memphis.<BR><BR>The latest contributions include Scott Greenwood/New England Performance sending in $200, Justin Blake sending in $100, Jim Frost contributing $50, Joe Davidson/Comet Racing sending $50 In Memory of Toby Jorgensen & Jamie Bowman, Jack Giesecke sending $50 and Christopher Clark contributing $10<BR><BR><BR>Scott Greenwood/New England Performance (AMA 600cc Supersport, 750cc Supersport and F-USA Sportbike #89, LRRS #28) wrote, "I have personally tested the Air Fence Bike product that New Hampshire International Speedway purchased last year, during the AMA National in 2000, and as we all know, it does work! I walked away from that crash because of the Air Fence with only a minor concussion--without it I am sure it could have been much worse. When I first heard about the Air Fence fund, my initial reactions were 'we pay enough money to support AMA Pro Racing and they are making boatloads of money off of us racers. They should be the ones forking over the money to protect the people who help make the show, both superstar factory riders and the unsupported privateer.' And after following the project on www.roadracingworld.com, it has finally set in that they are not going to do the right thing and the only way to get this done is for a fund just like this one! I also think it's great you are expanding the fund to support F-USA events and club regions as well. Thank you for your initiative to help protect us!"<BR><BR><BR>Jack Giesecke wrote, "Meant to donate at CMRA/TWS. This is easier (donating online). Thanks. And thanks from all racers. This is a much-needed project."<BR><BR><BR>MRA racer Christopher Clark wrote, "Thank you, John Ulrich, for your single-handed initiation and coordination of the highly successful Air Fence Fund. I have just read the 7/31/01 update posted on the RoadracingWorld web page. Your efforts, and those of all contributors, move me. Every contribution is valuable , as donations range from $10 to $5800. Noteworthy to me is the large contribution by my friend and fellow MRA (AMA and AHRMA) racer Jon Glaefke. In 1994 I was seriously injured during an MRA race. During my two-month hospitalization, the MRA (led by former MRA president Dave Lucas, racer Tony Baker, and many others) raised significant funds on my behalf to assist with expenses not covered by insurance. The camaraderie and concern amongst motorcycle road racers in virtuous. Of course, it is a shame that the AMA has not acknowledged the failure of its own Air Fence coordination, and offered you more recognition for your honorable undertaking. Thank you."<BR><BR><BR>The list of contributors now reads as follows:<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> 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>Willow Springs Int'l Raceway $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>Texas Sport Bike Association $260<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>Bo Poulsen $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>Scott Greenwood/New England Performance $200<BR>Roger Lyle/In Memory of Jimmy Adamo $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>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>Justin Blake $100<BR>Berde Brothers Racing $100<BR>Ted Johnson/Last Chance 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>Jim Frost $50<BR>Joe Davidson/Comet Racing/In Memory of Toby Jorgensen & Jamie Bowman $50<BR>Jack Giesecke $50<BR>Mark Anzalone $50<BR>George M. Noeth $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>Charles Lederer $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>Peter Gallant $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>Christopher Clark $10<BR>Anomymous $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.