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May 10, 2002

Road Atlanta Big Kahuna AMA National Will Feature More Soft Barriers Than Ever

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>The AMA National scheduled for May 16-19 at Road Atlanta will feature more Air Fence and Alpina soft barriers than ever used before at an AMA road race.<BR><BR>According to AMA Road Race Manager Ron Barrick, 44 sections--about 1232 linear feet--of inflated soft barriers will be deployed around the racetrack with additional sections held in reserve to replace any sections that become damaged.<BR><BR>In addition to the Air Fence and Alpina soft barriers, 2200 haybales will be deployed around the track, Barrick said.<BR><BR>The soft barriers being deployed at Road Atlanta include 20 sections provided by Alpina's rental service; Alpina's Dan Lance is arriving at the track with a four-man set-up and maintenance crew on Monday, May 13.<BR><BR>Funding for the rented 20 Alpina soft barriers is being provided by Race Promotion Management (promoters of the race), Road Atlanta, American Suzuki Motor Corp., the Action Fund and private contributors.