N2 Track Days Holding Airfence Fundraiser 6/18-19 At PittRace

N2 Track Days Holding Airfence Fundraiser 6/18-19 At PittRace

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By N2 Track Days:

N2 Track Days Announces 2022 Airfence Fundraiser

Media, PA – May 2022 – N2 Track Days is proud to announce that its 2022 Airfence fundraiser to benefit the Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF) will take place Saturday, June 18 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (a.k.a. PittRace). The fundraiser will be held on Saturday evening in the middle of a two-day track day event both in-person and online. N2 Track Days has been holding these fundraiser events since 2014 and they have been wildly successful, generating more than $114,000 to purchase life-saving Airfence soft barriers. We are currently looking for partners, companies, sponsors, and individuals willing to donate products and services for the auction.

 

N2 Racing's Kevin Olmedo (16) streaking past Roadracing World Action Fund-supplied soft barriers during a MotoAmerica event at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy N2 Track Days.
N2 Racing’s Kevin Olmedo (16) streaking past Roadracing World Action Fund-supplied soft barriers during a MotoAmerica event at Road Atlanta. Photo by Brian J. Nelson, courtesy N2 Track Days.

 

N2 CEO Jim Curtis explains, “The Roadracing World Action Fund has been helping improve rider safety for decades, and we are happy to be a part of it. These efforts are a way to bring together the two-wheeled community, increase awareness, and directly contribute to rider safety through the purchase of Airfence. These fundraising events are not only to promote and increase rider safety, they are also an opportunity to honor the memory of friends and family that we have lost.”

The Roadracing World Action Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has helped educate organizations, tracks, riders, and the general public to the importance of using soft barriers at racetracks to improve safety for racers as well as for recreational users at track days and on-track riding schools. As part of that educational program, RWAF raises funds to facilitate soft barrier deployment.

Racetracks used for motorcycles require a greater degree of safety as compared to those that support only automobiles. For example, tracks that are inherently suitable for motorcycles have larger run-off areas and few-to-no hard barriers. These areas are often fronted with forms of gravel traps to help decrease the speed of moving vehicles. This, in turn, helps prevent impact with hard barriers such as tire walls, steel Armco barriers, etc. As you can imagine, impact against any such barriers on a motorcycle can result in serious injury or be fatal.

While the best way to maintain maximum safety is to have no walls and extra run-off in all locations, this is sometimes not feasible. To improve these areas and make them safer, soft barriers (modular, pre-inflated airbags) are deployed in front of hard barriers that cannot be otherwise moved. The deployment of soft barriers has saved many lives and has prevented many injuries.

The online auction will begin the week before the June 18-19 N2 event at PittRace with bidding ending at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, June 18 during an after-event gathering. Bidding will once again be held online.

If you or your company would like to donate items, services, or memorabilia to be auctioned for this amazing cause, please contact Chip Spalding at [email protected]

Additional details and auction items will be announced beginning next week.

About N2:

N2 – Ride, Race, Learn.

Founded in 2014, N2’s mission is to build a sustainable motorcycle community through safe, structured motorcycle track days, advanced rider training programs based on Yamaha Champions Riding School teaching methods, with a strong affinity for motorcycle road racing. N2 successfully resurrected Motorcycle Endurance Racing in America by partnering with WERA Roadracing and creating the N2/WERA National Endurance Series by Dunlop. N2 is a premier participant in the MotoAmerica Pro Racing Series with a multi-rider team competing in several classes. N2 is also a major contributor to the Roadracing World Action Fund through fundraising efforts and support from its large member base.

N2 Track Days is proudly sponsored by: Dunlop Motorcycle Tire, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Dainese, KYT Helmets USA, Armour Bodies, Chicken Hawk Racing, Impact SafeT Armor, Renthal, Woodcraft, WERA Road Racing, Innovative Motorsports, R.E.B Graphics, Rise Moto, Ghetto Customs, JE Pistons, Wiseco Pistons, Yamaha Power Products, Boxo USA  and Yamaha Champions Riding School.

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