Nov 24, 2012
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by David Swarts
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Chris Ulrich (18) heads out on track at Auto Club Speedway to give a Roadracing World Action Fund donor a ride on his GEICO Suzuki two-seat Superbike while other donors wait their turn. Photo by David Swarts.
AMA Pro Superbike racer Chris Ulrich, working with significant support from track day provider Fastrack Riders, Lucas Oil Products and Dunlop, set a new record on the first day of the eighth-annual Roadracing World Action Fund fund-raising event being held this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California.
Ulrich gave rides on his two-seat GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike to 38 donors Saturday, totaling 114 laps -- or 262.2 miles -- with a passenger around the 2.3-mile infield road course. That beats the previous one-day record of 36 rides set by Ulrich during the fundraiser held in 2010.
Ulrich's effort was aided by the fact that the weather was absolutely perfect with clear skies, warm temperatures and no wind.
The fundraiser was also bolstered by the fact that Lucas Oil Products has donated a prize pack of $500 world of Lucas Oil Products, including Synthetic Motorcycle Oil, Octane Booster, Synthetic Fork Oil, Super Coolant, Contact Cleaner, Chain Lube, Tool Box Buddy spray lubricant, Deep Clean Fuel System Cleaner and Slick Mist Speed Wax. Also included is a case of Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Treatment, designed to counteract the negative effects of running E10 and E15 pump gas in motorcycles, ATVs, generators, outboards and other small engines.
To enter the drawing, simply donate $50 or more to the Roadracing World Action Fund by the end of Sunday, November 25, 2012 (donations are accepted online at ~).
Participants in Chris Ulrich's two-seat Superbike ride along event November 24-25 at Fontana, California's Auto Club Speedway will also receive an entry in the drawing (~) with their $50 minimum donation.
This year's fundraiser continues Sunday with rides available to donors of $50 or more beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time.
Over the last seven years Ulrich has raised a total of $20,755 giving two-up rides on his AMA Pro Superbike. That's in addition to raising awareness of motorcycle road racing by giving rides to broadcast and print journalists prior to AMA Pro Road Races, the two-seat Superbike's original mission.
Fastrack Riders has partnered with Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund to hold the Thanksgiving weekend fundraiser each year for the last seven years, providing track time, riding gear and staff support. For more information, go to ~.
For more information on the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which promotes the deployment of soft barriers to help prevent rider injuries at racetracks, go to ~.