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Jul 11, 2001

New Air Fence Sections Being Assembled Today At Texas World

Air Fence Safety Systems Managing Director Andy Coffey is at Texas World Speedway today, assembling 20 sections of Air Fence Bike soft barrier for use in turn nine, the corner where CMRA racer Ryan Smith suffered fatal injuries in 1999.<BR><BR>The Air Fence Bike sections were paid for by the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund.<BR><BR>Coffey is being assisted at Texas World Speedway by Tom Shields of RPM, the Texas-based WERA and AMA affiliate, and Charles Brothers of CMRA, the Texas-based CCS affiliate.<BR><BR>The Air Fence Bike sections will be used for RPM/WERA and CMRA/CCS motorcycle races at Texas World Speedway.<BR><BR>Officials from both organizations gladly cooperated in the project, recognizing that many racers in the area compete with both groups and that, ultimately, a racer is a racer regardless of what "brand" of license he or she holds.<BR><BR>The Roadracing World Air Fence Fund is dedicated to improving safety for racers from all organizations.