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Apr 18, 2001

Big Donation From North East Sportbike Association Puts Air Fence Fund Well On Way To Five Sections

An $1100 donation from Bob Blandford of the North East Sportbike Association put our Air Fence fund well on the way to buying five 30-foot sections. All of which means that soon we'll be able to protect riders from hitting 150 feet of solid wall or embankment at AMA Superbike Nationals.

The total raised in less than 24 hours is now $12,675. Significantly, motorcycle manufacturers remain on the sidelines while dealers, race team owners, parents of racers, and individual riders and enthusiasts are stepping up to buy the Air Fence that AMA Pro Racing has not been able to figure out how to pay for. Donations are flowing in to Roadracing World headquarters by check made out to AMA Pro Racing and via credit card.

The current list of contributors follows:

John Ulrich/Roadracing World $2900
Marc Salvisberg/Factory Pro Tuning $1450
Bob Dragich/Roadracing World $1450
Bob Blandford/N.E. Sportbike Assn. $1100
Chuck Warren/Arclight Suzuki $1000
Jim Rashid/4&6 Cycle $1000
Don Lemelin/Scuderia West $500
Kevin Erion/Erion Racing $500
Edward S. Siccardi, Jr. $300
Brian Mitchell $250
Papa Thiam/WERA BBS $200
Pat Stricker $ 100
Gary Rand $100
Michael Roberson/WERA BBS $100
Sean Jordan/WERA BBS $100
Army Of Darkness $100
Stuart Gregg $100
Pinky's Pizza/Lippman Racing $100
Bob Szoke $100
TyrSox $100
Ron West/Omzig Productions $100
Joe Facer $100
Preston Rash $100
Geoff Maloney/GP Tech $100
Melissa Berkoff/Neighbor Of The Beast $100
Ceasar Gonzales/WERA BBS $100
Dorina Groves $100
Tyler Sandell $ 50
David J. Kopfinger $ 50
Aaron Loyd $50
Martin Voelker $50
Steve Hopkins $50
Louis DeBlois $50
Leigh Taunton/EMGO $50
Randy Sinisi $50
Josh Loverant $25

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

Readers should feel free to call their parts, tire and accessory suppliers and urge them to make a contribution to improve safety conditions for AMA racers. For that matter, contact local dealers and ask them to encourage their OEMs to contribute.

For background information, see Time To Take Back The AMA post from Tuesday morning.

Stay tuned for more details.