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What Happened to My Brain?
A primer for those who use their helmets for the intended purpose.
James Norwood, MD
July 01, 2002
When Asphalt Attacks
An introduction to Helmet Performance.
Sam Fleming, Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology
July 01, 2002
Two-up Lap Of Laguna Seca With Ducati's Doug Chandler To Benefit Action Fund
From a press release:The lap of a lifetimeWhat would you pay for a chance to ride Laguna Seca on the back of Doug Chandler’s Ducati? Fans attending Laguna Seca for the World Superbike round in July will only have to pay $2 to be in a draw to join Chandler on a hot lap of his home track, two-up, to raise money for the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund, which will use all the proceeds towards the purchase and deployment of Air Fence for AMA Pro Racing.
June 27, 2002
Roadracingworld.com Action Fund Tops $184,000 With Help From Repeat Donations; Dirt Track Fund Reaches $17,827
The Roadracingworld.com Action Fund now totals $184,294, thanks to a surge of repeat and new donations, and to the efforts of charitable organizations.For details of Fund income and how the money has been used, see the bottom of this post.Several of last year's contributors doubled their total contribution with repeat donations.
June 26, 2002
Action Fund Hits $182,378 For Purchase And Deployment Of Road Racing Soft Barriers, $17,777 For Dirt Track
Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.New contributions and a couple of new auctions have boosted the total amount of money raised by the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund for the purchase and deployment of soft barriers to $182,378 for road racing and $17,777 for dirt track.The Roadracingworld.com Action Fund is operated by Roadracing World Action Fund, Inc., a non-profit corporation which has taken over the work of the informally-organized Roadracing World Air Fence Fund establish in April 2001.New donations and auction proceeds on the road racing side include $120 from SpaCovers.com, $100 from Allan Lockheed, $100 from Jim Van Beek/Jupiter 8 Racing, $100 from Patrick J.
May 15, 2002
Road Atlanta Big Kahuna AMA National Will Feature More Soft Barriers Than Ever
Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.The AMA National scheduled for May 16-19 at Road Atlanta will feature more Air Fence and Alpina soft barriers than ever used before at an AMA road race.According to AMA Road Race Manager Ron Barrick, 44 sections--about 1232 linear feet--of inflated soft barriers will be deployed around the racetrack with additional sections held in reserve to replace any sections that become damaged.In addition to the Air Fence and Alpina soft barriers, 2200 haybales will be deployed around the track, Barrick said.The soft barriers being deployed at Road Atlanta include 20 sections provided by Alpina's rental service; Alpina's Dan Lance is arriving at the track with a four-man set-up and maintenance crew on Monday, May 13.Funding for the rented 20 Alpina soft barriers is being provided by Race Promotion Management (promoters of the race), Road Atlanta, American Suzuki Motor Corp., the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund and private contributors.
May 10, 2002
Airfence Safety Systems Announces Apppointment Of North American Rep
From a press release:Airfence™ Safety Systems (Australia) Pty. Ltd.Geelong West, Victoria, Australia.Airfence Safety Systems, the world’s leading provider of motorcycle and Karting safety barriers, announced the appointment of Northern California-based Michael Fontaine as the North American Representative for Airfence."Mr.
May 09, 2002
AMA Pro Racing Will Deploy 36 Sections Of Air Fence At Road Atlanta National
Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.The May 16-19 AMA National at Road Atlanta will see 36 sections of Air Fence and Alpina Air Module soft barriers deployed in front of the track's walls.The Air Fence and Air Module sections will be supplemented by 1700 haybales, according to Cameron Gray of Race Promotion Management, the promoters of the event.Last year the Road Atlanta AMA National saw the first deployment of 15 Air Modules purchased as a result of Roadracing World Air Fence Fund (now known as the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund) fund-raising efforts.
May 09, 2002
Racer Marcus McBain Wins Ruben Xaus Autographed Helmet In Auction To Benefit The Roadracingworld.com Action Fund
Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.Racer Marcus McBain has won the eBay auction of an Ruben Xaus autographed Suomy Gun Wind helmet with a bid of $760.
May 07, 2002
Bidding On Ruben Xaus Autographed Helmet Reaches $610 In First Day Of Air Fence Benefit
Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.Bidding in an eBay auction of an autographed Ruben Xaus Suomy helmet, to benefit the Roadracingworld.com Action Fund, has reached $610 in only three bids on the first day of the seven-day auction.
May 01, 2002

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