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Apr 19, 2002

Texas Racer Stephen Barnes Places High Auction Bid For Miguel Duhamel Helmet

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Stephen Barnes, a racer with CMRA and RPM, placed the winning bid of $1825 for an autographed Miguel Duhamel Shoei helmet in an eBay auction to benefit the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund.

"I hadn't donated to the fund yet, and I thought that this would be a good time plus I got a little something extra," said Barnes in a telephone call to Roadracingworld.com Friday. "I think Miguel (Duhamel) is the toughest guy out there. When he won both the 600 Supersport and the Daytona 200 with a broken leg a couple of years ago, I just thought that was incredible. Even now that the spotlight isn't on him as much, you don't hear him whining about it. He just goes out there and tries his hardest to win."

Barnes plans to return to racing this season after sitting out the last two years. Barnes will ride a 110-horsepower Suzuki SV650 Superbike, built by MB Motorsports, and a Supersport-spec SV650 in sprint races.

The Roadracingworld.com Action Fund is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving racetrack safety by obtaining and deploying Air Fence, Air Module and other types of soft barriers. The newly-formed non-profit has taken over the work of the informally-formed Roadracing World Air Fence Fund, and all money raised is used to purchase and deploy soft barriers.

*Air Fence is a trademark of Airfence Safety Systems of Australia.