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Apr 18, 2001

Sport Tire Services Kicks In $1500 To Show Support For Racers And It's Almost Seven Sections

Former AMA racer Dennis Smith of Sport Tire Services, the Dunlop race tire distributor for the Western U.S., has kicked in $1500 for our Air Fence fund, saying "We want to show our support for racers and for what you're trying to do."

Other contributions have come in from ICE Motorsports and as well as individuals Tyson Kamp, Nelo Hakola and Philip Rusin of That brings our total to $19,875 or almost enough for seven beautiful sections of Air Fence.

The donation list now looks like this:

Anonymous $4725
John Ulrich/Roadracing World $2900
Dennis Smith/Sport Tire Services $1500
Marc Salvisberg/Factory Pro Tuning $1450
Bob Dragich/Roadracing World $1450
Bob Blandford/N.E. Sportbike Assn. $1100
Chuck Warren/Arclight Suzuki $1000
Jim Rashid/4&6 Cycle $1000
Don Lemelin/Scuderia West $500
Kevin Erion/Erion Racing $500
Edward S. Siccardi, Jr. $300
Dan Fischer/ $300
Brian Mitchell $250
Al Ludington $250
Papa Thiam/WERA BBS $200
Bill Capshaw/ICE Motorsports $200
Pat Stricker $ 100
Gary Rand $100
Michael Roberson/WERA BBS $100
Sean Jordan/WERA BBS $100
Army Of Darkness $100
Stuart Gregg $100
Pinky's Pizza/Lippman Racing $100
Bob Szoke $100
TyrSox $100
Ron West/Omzig Productions $100
Joe Facer $100
Preston Rash $100
Geoff Maloney/GP Tech $100
Melissa Berkoff/Neighbor Of The Beast $100
Ceasar Gonzales/WERA BBS $100
Dorina Groves $100
Philip Rusin/ $100
Tyson Kamp $75
Nelo Hakola $50
Tyler Sandell $ 50
David J. Kopfinger $ 50
Aaron Loyd $50
Martin Voelker $50
Steve Hopkins $50
Louis DeBlois $50
Leigh Taunton/EMGO $50
Randy Sinisi $50
Josh Loverant $25

To pledge a contribution, call Roadracing World at (800) 464-8336 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, when operators will be standing by. Credit cards accepted.

Pledges can also be made by e-mailing

Readers should feel free to call their parts, tire and accessory suppliers and urge them to make a contribution to improve safety conditions for AMA racers. For that matter, contact local dealers and ask them to encourage their OEMs to contribute.

For background information, see Time To Take Back The AMA post from Tuesday morning.

Stay tuned for more details.

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