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Oct 26, 2001

Another Novice Racer Hits Air Fence Head-first At Road Atlanta

Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By David Swarts<BR><BR>Novice Joe Kimble became the second racer to slam into Air Fence during the WERA Grand National Finals at Road Atlanta.<BR><BR>Kimble lowsided his Suzuki GSX-R750 in turn four, a fast right-hand turn in the esses, while trying to improve his lap times on Thursday.<BR><BR>Kimble said that he separated from his bike and then slid face-down, head-first into Air Fence lining the corner.<BR><BR>Kimble got to his feet before safety workers arrived on the scene.<BR><BR>Kimble later went to the Road Atlanta media center, looking for representatives of Roadracing World to say thanks and to make a $100 donation to the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund.<BR><BR>"I don't think I would be here talking to you if it (Air Fence) hadn't been there," said Kimble.