By David Swarts
AMA Pro Superbike racer Chris Ulrich, working with significant support from track day provider Fastrack Riders, is on pace to set a new record during the sixth annual Roadracing World Action Fund fund-raising event being held this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California.
On Saturday alone, Ulrich gave 36 enthusiasts fast, multi-lap rides around Auto Club Speedway's 2.3-mile, 21-turn infield road course on his 185-horsepower Team M4 Monster Energy Suzuki GSX-R1000 two-seat AMA Pro Superbike in exchange for donations to the Roadracing World Action Fund, raising $2740.
During last year's Saturday-Sunday fundraiser, Ulrich gave a total of 57 donors rides in exchange for $3270, both records.
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 five years Ulrich has raised a total of $11,740 giving two-up rides on his AMA Pro Superbike. That's in addition to raising the awareness of motorcycle road racing by giving general interest media representatives rides at AMA Nationals, the two-seat Superbike's primary mission.
Fastrack Riders has partnered with Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund to hold the Thanksgiving weekend fundraiser each year for the last five years, providing track time, riding gear and staff support. For more information, go to ~http://fastrackriders.com~.
For more information on the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which advocates and promotes the use of soft barriers to help prevent rider injuries at racetracks, go to ~http://actionfund.roadracingworld.com/~.