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"Shogunone", a popular racing figure from Texas, currently leads the bidding on the eBay auction of American Honda star Nicky Hayden's leathers with a bid of $3650. After an opening bid of $500 and quick rise over the reserve price of $1500, bidding on Hayden's leathers soared over $2500 before stalling somewhat near $3500. People experienced with eBay say that bidding always intensifies in the closing hours of auctions. The auction of Hayden's leathers, to benefit the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund, is scheduled to close at 12:30 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, December 16.
During the Dunlop tire tests at Daytona International Speedway December 10-12, Hayden checked each day what the current bid was on his leathers. Hayden himself came up with the idea to donate the racing suit for auction in order to not only raise money for the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund but to also increase the energy of the fund through the off-season months.
To see pictures of the leathers that Hayden wore to his first win (at Mid-Ohio) of his 2001-season-ending four-race win streak and read a detailed description, go to:http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1044691248