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Dec 1, 2015

Chris Ulrich Raises More Money For The Roadracing World Action Fund With His Two-Seat Superbike, And Reaches 900 Total Two-Seat Rides

Chris Ulrich rails through an infield corner with an unidentified RWAF donor at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday. Photo by Caliphotography.com

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Superbike racer Chris Ulrich raised more money for the Roadracing World Action Fund by giving rides on the back of his two-seat Superbike to 36 donors on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. The event, held in conjunction with a Fastrack Riders track day, brought the total number of people who have taken a two-seat Superbike ride on a racetrack with Ulrich to 900, without incident. Ulrich covered 87 laps with passengers on the back of his GEICO Suzuki GSX-R1000--about 200 miles--during the day.

The event raised $2,145 for the Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to deploying soft barriers to help reduce rider injuries at racetracks nationwide. In the last decade, Ulrich has raised about $52,000 for the RWAF by giving two-seat Superbike rides on the racetrack.

Donors who took rides on the back of the GEICO Suzuki two-up Superbike on Sunday included:

Amber Arnett

Todd Berk

Alison Bushnell

Megan Campbell

Kathy Cullen

Savannah Fant

Matt Fleming

Anthony Frank

Jim Freeman

Chris Glines

Maribel Gomez

Gemma Guerrero

Anthony Hernandez

Alison Holguin

Cynthia Hsu

Christina Keele

Robert Lavey

Michael Liu

Jemwell Martinez

Gavin McNamara

Matthew Phillips

Zsolt Poczos

Kayla Proctor

David Rankin

Richard Russo

Imad Samhat

Dan Sharp

Kei Shirai

Ashley Stevenson

Anchalee Thorngoen

Nhan Tran

Jessica Valentine

Mitsu Ueda

Susana Waggener

In addition, racer Tony Serra made a $200 donation but did not take a two-seat Superbike ride.

Dunlop supplied tires for the fund-raiser, including KR448 front and KR449 7455-compound rear slicks.

During the racing season, Ulrich gives rides on his two-seat Superbike to broadcasters and reporters prior to MotoAmerica Superbike weekends, to help them understand and get excited about motorcycle road racing.

The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike has been modified to carry a passenger and makes 190 horsepower at the rear wheel. It has reached 170 mph with a passenger at Auto Club Speedway.