Dec 16, 2001
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Texas racing enthusiast "shogunone" put in the high bid of $3650 on a set of Nicky Hayden's leathers in an eBay auction to benefit the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund.<BR><BR>Hayden came up with the idea of donating a set of his leathers to benefit the fund.<BR><BR>"I just thought I should pull my weight. I hope that I never have to use it (Air Fence), but a friend of mine might need it some day," Hayden said. "I could've just wrote a check, but I thought that this might help make a little more energy."<BR><BR>Hayden's leathers appeared on the online auction website and received 40 bids over the 10-day bidding period from December 6 to December 16. The opening bid of $500 was recorded within minutes of the start of the auction, and the $1500 reserve price was surpassed on the first day.<BR><BR>Stay tuned to roadracingworld.com for information on the next auction to benefit the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund, the sale of three-time AMA Superbike Champion Mat Mladin's special September 11 tribute helmet, which he wore in the 2001 AMA Superbike season finale at Virginia International Raceway