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Jul 31, 2001

Air Fence Fund Tops $144,226 In Our Drive Towards More Safety For Amateurs And Pros Alike

Our Air Fence Fund reached $144,226 pledged with new donations led by $200 from "Barnacle" Bill Burns. Other contributions included $100 from Joe & Pam Axberg, $100 from Paul Sedillo, $100 from Robert C. Vester, $50 from John Walsh, $50 from John Caudle/Thanks to Grigg Racing, $35 from Andy & Kate Kupfer, and $20 from David L. Osser.<BR><BR>"Barnacle" Bill Burns of Barnacle Bill's Racing Leathers wrote, "John and all at Roadracing World: This is really a good thing you have done. I hope you can do the same for the WERA, CCS and other clubs. The sport and the industry need more people like you. Thank you."<BR><BR>Stephen Wooldridge, who earlier donated $300, wrote "Reading the article about Brian Cox, the Amateur who tucked it at Texas World Speedway into a section of Air Fence supplied by Roadracing World, convinced me that what you are doing with your grassroots effort is one of the most important things to happen for racers at the Pro and Amateur level for many years. To save even one racer from serious injury or death is worth $143,000. I have a 10-year-old who now wants a dirt bike the same way I did 43 years ago. If he is anything like me, he might be sliding or launching into a section of Air Fence in seven or eight years. It's nice to know that if that happens he will probably walk away from that event. I will be sending another $300 next year about his time. It really was good to read about Brian walking away from that same corner where Ryan Smith lost his life. Much thanks."<BR><BR>Which, of course, is what this is all about. Our next project is buying $30,000 worth of Air Fence to be used not only at Formula USA National Road Race Series events, but also at selected CCS events. The ultimate aim is to supply Air Fence for use by organizations around the country for the benefit of pros and club racers alike. And we won't rest in our pursuit of serious progress toward that goal.<BR><BR>An accounting of Air Fence Fund money collected and disbursed to date can be seen at the end of this post.<BR><BR>In the meantime, the current list of contributors follows:<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 $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>Lucky Deleoni $1300<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>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>Anonymous $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 $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 $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>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>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/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>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>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>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>Brent Kilgore/Clark Kilgore/Kevin Bridges/Slow To Heal Racing $35<BR>Andy & Kate Kupfer, $35<BR>Lindsey Leard $30<BR>Dave Deggendorf/WERA BBS $30<BR>Steve Sturm/Squidvision 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>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><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>A full accounting of all Air Fence Fund money is posted on this website as it is disbursed.<BR><BR>Pledges To Date: $144,226<BR>Outstanding Pledges Not Yet Paid: $8165<BR>Disbursements To Date:<BR>To AMA Pro Racing, $104,000<BR>For Air Fence Bike At Texas World Speedway, For Use At RPM/WERA and CMRA/CCS events: $11,000<BR><BR>Disbursements In The Works (Air Fence Not Yet Delivered):<BR>For use at Formula USA and CCS events, $30,000<BR><BR>Total Disbursements: $145,000<BR>Total Pledge Collections: $139,561<BR>Current Shortfall: $5439<BR><BR><BR>People and companies that pledged but did not pay the pledge:<BR>D&D Thrush Farm, $100<BR>Mike Brown, $125<BR>Jim Frost, NEDod, $50<BR>Brent/Clark Kilgore, $35<BR>Paul Kingsburgh/RC45.net, $100<BR>Max McAllister/Traxxion Dynamics, $2900<BR>MZ Scorpion, $75<BR>Steve Sturm/Squidvision Racing, $30<BR> <BR>A person who pledged in good faith but is now hospitalized and cannot pay:<BR>Lucky DeLeoni, $1200