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Jun 20, 2002

New Air Fence Bike To Be Deployed For This Weekend's WMRRA Race At Seattle, But More Donations Needed

From a press release:<BR><BR>Representatives of Air Fence Safety Systems are completing assembly of 225 feet of Air Fence* Bike to be used at Pacific Raceways by the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association.<BR><BR>This will be deployed for the WMRRA races this weekend including the Adrenaline Freaks Track Day on Friday. The 225 feet of Air Fence Bike is in addition to the 125 feet of inflatable Air Fence IIs already purchased and used at the first two PR dates. The new safety equipment will be deployed in Turn 8 at PR, where two crashes resulting in transports (and broken bones) have already happened in 2002, and in Turn 7.<BR> <BR>Purchase of all 350 feet of Air Fence* has been made possible by private donations, including a large donation from the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund, many individual club members, members of the local motorcycle industry, and supporters of safer racing in the Northwest. WMRRA would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to the WMRRA Air Fence* Fund, especially John Ulrich and the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund.<BR> <BR>The full amount needed to pay for the equipment has not yet been raised, though. The fund is still several thousand dollars short. However, in one last push to pay the Air Fence* bill, an anonymous donor has stepped forward and pledged to match, dollar for dollar, any donations made between now and the end of June. So far, $1500 has been donated that will be matched.<BR> <BR>More information is available from Briggs Willoughby (kneepuck@hotmail.com) (425)254-0141.<BR> <BR>Donations can be sent to:<BR>WMRRA Air Fence Fund<BR>c/o Briggs Willoughby<BR>12044 SE 76th st<BR>Newcastle, WA 98056<BR> <BR>*Air Fence is a trademark of Air Fence Safety Systems.