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Dec 7, 2009

Roadracing World Action Fund Donations Reach $707,364.75 For Deployment Of Airfence

The Roadracing World Action Fund has reached a grand total of $707,364.75 in contributions, thanks to many members of the motorcycle community taking the initiative and making the effort to support the worthy cause of motorcycle racing safety.

Donations to the Roadracing World Action Fund continue to be made in memory of WERA racer Chad Sisler, who was killed in an on-track accident June 7 at Summit Point Raceway. New donations include: John Ballenge, $100; Rodger P. Doyle, $100; Dan Christopherson, $100; Lori Kobayashi, $100; Alan Nelson, $50; Jay Ruess, $50; Timothy Wilson, $25. To date, 43 contributors have raised $3937 for soft barriers at Summit Point in Sisler's honor, and two new soft barrier sections have already been delivered to the track in his memory.

Intrepid Café Racers honored the memory of fellow member Chris Phillips, donating a total of $300 to the Action Fund, including donations from members Eric Turner, $200; Mike Hoy, $50; and George Hovanec, $50.

Eric Turner wrote: "In memory of Chris Phillips, 35, of Soddy-Daisy (Tennessee). Chris was killed in a single-bike accident on Friday, October 2, 2009. He was a long-time motorcycle rider/collector as well as being a highly skilled welder and metal fabricator. Chris was a member of the Intrepid Cafe Racers and a great friend."

Members of Intrepid Cafe Racers have contributed a grand total is $1375 to the Roadracing World Action Fund.

The Roadracing World Action Fund benefited from a 50/50 raffle held at the LRRS Series awards banquet this year when winner Michael "Doc" Lemire designated a portion of his winnings - $500 - for the fund. The other portion of the 50/50 went to the Karen Hornbecker Memorial Injured Riders Fund. donates a portion of its sales to the Roadracing World Action Fund each year, and recently sent $2755 for 2009. Kurveygirl's all-time grand total has now reached $8507.

Fishtail Riding School has begun a program to donate regularly to the Roadracing World Action Fund. Instructor Tim Hafner sent in $30, and wrote, "Fishtail Riding School has started a suspension school, and the proceeds from the printed materials will all go to the Action Fund. We're hoping this is the first of many donations."

This year's 5th annual Thanksgiving weekend Two-up Bike Ride Fundraiser at Auto Club Speedway November 28-29 presented by Chris Ulrich and hosted by Fastrack Riders raised $6,540 for the Roadracing World Action Fund.

For the fifth year in a row, AMA Pro American Superbike racer Chris Ulrich piloted a two-seater Superbike and took passengers who donated a minimum of $50 around the track for several laps. Passenger donations totaled $3270; Fastrack Riders then matched that amount. This year's contribution brings the grand total raised by the event over five years to $29,290.

The Roadracing World Action Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)3
non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

To help save lives and prevent injuries at racetracks, donate online at, call 800-464-8336 or send your tax deductible donation to:

Roadracing World Action Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 1428
Lake Elsinore, CA 92531

Summary of Recently Posted Contributions

(Contributor comments and dedications are included below with their listing. Total overall contribution appears in parentheses.)

Road Race

Red Flag Fund $5000 ($7000)
AMA Pro Racing Fines Program $4850 $2755 ($8507)
WERA Motorcycle Road Racing Fines Program $611 ($1111)
Two-up Bike Ride/Fastrack Fundraiser $6,540 ($29,290)
Christopher M. Brown $528 ($1392)
Christopher M. Brown Chevron Matching Gift $528 ($792)
Michael "Doc" Lemire $500 ($550)
Joe & Andrea Marietta $407 ($814) In Memory of Jeremy Gordon
Intrepid Café Racers $300 In Memory of Chris Phillips
John Fuisz $250 ($750) NESBA
Graham McIntyre $250 ($750)
Graham McIntyre Microsoft Matching Gift Program $250 ($750)
Keith Souter $200 ($500)
Michael Arenella $165 ($1057.68)
Michael Arenella Chevron Matching Gift $165 ($503)
George R. Coppola $100
John Swan $100 NESBA
Gary Hilliard $100 In Memory of Peter Dorr
Kevin Mahoney $100
George Harman $100 ($600)
Carlos S. Gonzalez-Mier $100 ($250)"For H8R"
John Long $100 ($175) In Memory of Isidro Castillo
John Ballenge $100 In Memory of Chad Sisler
Rodger P. Doyle $100 In Memory of Chad Sisler ($400)
Dan Christopherson $100 In Memory of Chad Sisler ($140)
Lori Kobayashi $100 In Memory of Chad Sisler ($470)
Todd Alberico $100
Ronald Deaver $81.82 ($481.82)
Craig Beardsley $75 ($300) NESBA/BHF
Michael Gougis $60 ($615)
Alan Nelson $50 In Memory of Chad Sisler
Jay Ruess $50 In Memory of Chad Sisler
Peter Laga $50 ($200)
Steven Albrecht $50
Geoff Kramer $50 ($361)
Steve Sharpe $50
John Garza $50 "I am gladly paying off a bet that I lost to DamattaSpeed from the SPEED TV motorcycle forum. Leon Haslam finished better than John Hopper in WSBK this year."
Warren Metlitzky $50
Robin Caron $50 ($150)
Robin Caron $50 ($150) Microsoft Matching Gift Program
Don Harbidge $50 ($80)
Patrick Dowd $50 ($100)
Michael Ryan $50 ($100) NESBA
Douglas Purcell $50 "To safe racing."
Nathan Landon and Shelley Barnes $50
Mark Keown $50
Jonathan Wuytack $50 "Dedicated to AMAfan"
Elaine Seasly $30 ($638.80)
Nathan Weiner $35 ($135)
Fishtail Riding School $30
Bob Dickey $25 ($150) "In Memory of Andre Espaillat, as flamboyant a racer as ever was!"
Erik Putzier $25 ($125) "Stupid bet on WERA BBS. Go Vikes!"
Timothy Wilson $25 In Memory of Chad Sisler
Edward Mc Farland $23.55 ($123.55)
Seth Robinson $20
Tim Reed $10 Blackhawk Farms Raceway
Michael Canada $10

Dirt Track
Anonymous in Exeter $200 ($600)

December 4, 2009
Accounting Details to Date

Road Racing Expenditure Details

Purchases of soft barriers: $593,700.96
Shipping/Customs Fees: $36,706.19
Bank Fees: $549.05
Air Fence* Deployment Crew Training: $700
Transportation & Installation: $8569.78
Soft Barrier Repairs: $3500
Corporation/Business Fees: $1788
Online Auction Fees: $327.46
Printing Educational Materials: $346.42
Misc. Supplies: $39.59

Total Spent: $646,227.45

Total Donations Collected $662,986.78
Misc. Income $118.31

Cash on hand: $16,877.64

Dirt Track Expenditure Details

Direct purchase of soft barriers: $34,500
Shipping/Customs: $2717.72
Transportation & Installation: $2174.77

Total Spent: $39,392.49

Total collected: $44,377.97

Cash on hand: $4985.48

All administrative costs, including the percentage taken by credit card companies on credit card donations, have been absorbed by Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

*Trademark of Airfence Safety Systems Australia.