May 9, 2002
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Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>The May 16-19 AMA National at Road Atlanta will see 36 sections of Air Fence and Alpina Air Module soft barriers deployed in front of the track's walls.<BR><BR>The Air Fence and Air Module sections will be supplemented by 1700 haybales, according to Cameron Gray of Race Promotion Management, the promoters of the event.<BR><BR>Last year the Road Atlanta AMA National saw the first deployment of 15 Air Modules purchased as a result of Roadracing World Air Fence Fund (now known as the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund) fund-raising efforts. Two weeks later, another 20 sections of Air Fence were deployed at Road America.<BR><BR>A rumor circulating that no Air Fence/Air Module sections would be used at Road Atlanta this year and that the track would be set up with haybales only is false, according to Gray.<BR><BR>The AMA plan to deploy 36 sections of Air Fence/Air Module has been confirmed by former World Champion Kevin Schwantz, who is a member of the AMA Pro Racing Board of Directors.<BR><BR>Air Fence is a trademark of Airfence Safety Systems of Australia.