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Jul 3, 2018

Roadracing World Action Fund Providing Soft Barriers For Road Races At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Vintage road racer Joe Hansen (154) passes by Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF) Airfence soft barriers deployed at Mid-Ohio during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in 2017. Photo courtesy of AMA.

Roadracing World Action Fund to provide soft barriers for road races at 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield

Airfence provides protection for racers

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The Roadracing World Action Fund will provide soft barriers for road races at the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, July 6-8, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The air-filled soft barriers, which are owned by the Roadracing World Action Fund and known by the trade name Airfence, will be in place along sections of the race course to help protect riders who crash.

"The AMA thanks AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee John Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund for providing soft barriers for the road races during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant.

Ulrich is the founder and president of the Roadracing World Action Fund, as well as being a racer, team owner and the founder and editor of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine. He was the 2017 recipient of the AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

"The Roadracing World Action Fund is happy to provide the AMA with soft barriers to deploy at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event," said Ulrich. "The purpose of the RWAF is to help improve rider safety, and deploying Airfence soft barriers can make a significant difference. We'd like to thank all the individuals, organizations and companies that have contributed to the Roadracing World Action Fund over the years for making this and other soft barrier deployments possible."

Information about the competition events at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, is available at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2018.

The Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization with a mission to help reduce rider injuries, raises money to buy and deploy soft barriers at road race and flat track events. The pre-inflated soft barriers, designed to help absorb the force of impact, are positioned in front of tire walls, barriers, dirt embankments and other hard trackside objects that a crashed rider may hit.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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