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Jan 9, 2008

Mojotown Project Charity Track Day At Infineon Raceway Raised Over $27,000 For Injured Rider, AFM Air Fence Fund

From a press release issued by Mojotown:

On December 22 2007, Michael Aron of Mojotown held his first fundraising event through the nonprofit organization wing of his design agency in honor of Blake Herod (an avid motorcyclist and artist seriously injured in riding accident last summer) and the AFM Air Fence Fund.

The event was a track day held at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.

The outcome: Together, we raised over $27,000 with rider entries, auction items, raffle & lunch tickets, and monetary donations. Favorable weather and a great news piece on KRON4 two nights before helped with rider turnout. The lunch was tasty, the raffle was entertaining, and the silent auction was full of friendly competition. Riders of all skill levels enjoyed a cold, but clear day of riding on the challenging Infineon Raceway.

"It was great to have an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone's life, and I was glad to share that with so many people," said Michael. "I put this event together in two weeks, and at times I felt like I was doing my own version of Donald Trump's Apprentice. I learned a lot and I'd like to do more events like this. The overwhelming show of support from volunteers and the folks who donated auction items really made the whole project worthwhile."

A special thank you goes out to Jenah Smith and Infineon Raceway, Phill Brown and the amazing AFM Corner Workers, Michael Ernest from Pacific track Time, and Vern Glenn of KRON4 News. Thanks also to Tom, Mario, Zip, and Jason for their help with tech and safety.

For a complete recap of the event, including photos and video clips, visit ~

A special thank you to the following for their donations:

A/O Winery, Napa Valley 

Amazing Grace Music, San Anselmo 

Anthony Hopkins 

Bazzaz Performance 

Ben Bostrom w/ Suomy USA 

Bruce Brown Films 

Catering - Levy Restaurants 

Dave Moss - Catalyst Reaction Suspension 

Davero wines Doug / Jane Parkhurst - video footage & raffle items 

Dunlop, Sport Tire Service 

Eraldo Ferracci - Fast By Ferracci 

Golden Gate Cycles 

Hattar Motor Sports 

Joe Salas - Photography 

Juanita Restaurant, Sonoma 

Keigwins @ the track 

Klaus Larsen - Photography 

La Ginestra, Mill Valley 

Lang Wines 

Marin BMW Motorcycles 

Mat Mladin 

Mert Lawwill 

Mike Doran - D&W Images 

Moto Meccanica 

Neves Racing 

North Bay Motor Sports 

Ora Restaurant, Mill Valley 

Orchard Hardware 

Pirelli Tires - Tiger Shark Racing 

Red Truck Wines 

Redline Power Sports 

Redline Racing Products 

Rich Oliver 

Scuderia West 

Steve Rapp 

Tommy Hayden w/ Chicken Hawk Tire Warmers 

Top 1 Oil w/ Team Roberts Gear 

Travis Pynn - aerial photography. 

Vascos Restaurant, Mill Valley 

Wild Pear Co. Tomales, CA 

Z2 Track Days 

Zero Gravity - Windscreens