Significant contributions to buy Air Fence for AMA Pro Racing came in after our first post on the subject Tuesday, kicked off by the first two contributors, Arclight Suzuki owner Chuck Warren and roadracingworld.com reader Pat Stricker.
While individual readers, private race teams and motorcycle dealers are calling and pledging money or putting donations on credit cards, no money has yet been pledged by any of the manufacturers involved in AMA Pro Racing.
But AMA Superbike racer Jordan Szoke's father, Bob Szoke, has called and contributed.
Contributions paid or pledged so far equal $11,575 or just $25 less than the $11,600 needed to buy four 30-foot sections of Air Fence, and came from the following:
John Ulrich/Roadracing World $2900
Marc Salvisberg/Factory Pro Tuning $1450
Bob Dragich/Roadracing World $1450
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.