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Sep 29, 2001

Updated Post: Hacking Hits Bare Armco Barrier At VIR

Jamie Hacking crashed on his second lap in this morning's 600cc Supersport practice session at VIR and slid into bare steel barrier outside the entrance to turn three.<BR><BR>Hacking was helped into an ambulance and taken to the track medical center.<BR><BR>The barrier outside the middle of the turn and the exit of the turn is padded with styrofoam blocks and Air Fence, respectively.<BR><BR>Not all the 38 sections of Air Fence owned by AMA Pro Racing have been deployed at VIR.<BR><BR>AMA Pro Racing is currently considering proposals from potential contractors to handle Air Fence transportation and deployment in 2002, AMA Pro Racing employees apparently finding the task of transporting and deploying Air Fence daunting.<BR><BR>The purchase, transportation and deployment of 35 new sections of Air Fence by AMA Pro Racing this season was funded with $104,000 donated by the Roadracing World Air Fence Fund and another $100,000 in supplemental funds donated by Honda, Suzuki and Harley-Davidson.<BR><BR>According to American Suzuki's Jeff Wilson, the Yoshimura Suzuki team took Hacking to a local hospital to take X-rays of his lower back. Yoshimura's Don Sakakura said that Hacking has having supporting his weight on the back.
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