Nov 23, 2012
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Chris Ulrich giving a journalist a ride on the GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000 two-seat Superbike prior to the AMA Pro Road Races at NOLA Motorsports Park. Photo by Brian J. Nelson
Chris Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund are holding the Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Two-Up Fundraiser during Fastrack Riders track day events November 24 and 25, 2012, (Saturday and Sunday) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
Two-up rides are available to the public with a minimum donation of $50 to the Roadracing World Action Fund, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization which advocates and promotes the use of soft barriers to help prevent rider injuries at racetracks nationwide.
Two-up rides on the back of a two-seat AMA Pro Superbike piloted by Ulrich for two laps around Auto Club Speedway, are a thrilling experience for non-racers and club racers alike. Ulrich raised a record $4815 in 2011 when he gave 56 two-up rides, completing 184 laps--423.2 miles--over two days.
Ulrich will be giving two-up rides on his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Sign-up will be held at the track on the days of the event.
The Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF) has raised over $1,000,000 and has funded soft barriers deployed throughout the United States, including about 130 30-foot Airfence-brand soft barriers (with a current replacement value of over $585,000) deployed at AMA Pro Racing road race and dirt track events. Hundreds of crashed riders have benefited from the placement of energy-absorbing RWAF soft barriers in front of walls and barriers lining racetracks.