Oct 28, 2001
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Copyright 2001, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>By Dave Swarts<BR><BR>Arclight Suzuki crew member and part-time racer Tommy Lancaster is the latest competitor to sing the praises of Air Fence after crashing at Road Atlanta. Lancaster was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 in a cold Friday-morning practice session when he highsided in turn four, a high-speed, left-hand sweeper.<BR><BR>"I hit the ground, rolled over one time and then saw the air bag," said Lancaster. "When I saw the air bag coming, I had a big sense of relief. When I hit, I hit the back of my head first. I felt the chin bar of my helmet hit my chest, but all of the energy was absorbed by the air bag. I hit it at probably 80 mph. I firmly believe that if it hadn't been for the Air Fence, I wouldn't be walking--at least not walking. I want to say, ‘Thanks.' to John Ulrich and all of the contributors to the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund."<BR><BR>Lancaster donated $50 within days of the initial announcement of the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund in April this year.<BR><BR>Several riders have crashed and hit Airfence sections and Alpina Air Modules during the five-day Grand National Finals at Road Atlanta. None were seriously injured.<BR>