MotoAmerica: Herrin Turns Fine Into Airfence Fundraiser

MotoAmerica: Herrin Turns Fine Into Airfence Fundraiser

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

After taking the victory in MotoAmerica Medallia Superbike Race Two June 4 at Road America, Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati NYC rider Josh Herrin celebrated on the cool down lap. On live TV, Herrin stood on the footpegs of his Panigale V4 R and raised both middle fingers.

The fingers were meant for all the critics who doubted his abilities, Herrin later said, but MotoAmerica did not like the gestures and fined the veteran rider $2,500.

Now, Herrin has decided to turn the situation into something good by using it as fuel to start a fundraiser to benefit the Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping prevent injuries at racetracks by advocating and facilitating the use of soft barriers from companies like Airfence and Alpina.

Herrin set a goal of $2,500, equal to his fine, and in less than 24 hours over $4,000 has been raised.

To participate in Herrin’s fundraiser on, go here:

The Roadracing World Action Fund is currently raising funds to replace the 16 sections of Airfence Bike that were destroyed in a fire during a recent WERA race at Road Atlanta. The cost to replace those units is $41,600 plus shipping.

To make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Roadracing World Action Fund, click on the Action Fund tab at the top of the home page or go to

Donations can also be made via PayPal at [email protected]. Put “RA fire replacements” in the comments/notes if you want the funds to go toward replacing the soft barriers lost at Road Atlanta.


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