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AMA Press Releases

Roadracing World Action Fund to provide soft barriers at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres

Airfence provides protection for road racers

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Roadracing World Action Fund will provide soft barriers for road races at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres, which takes place July 5-7 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The air-filled soft barriers, which are owned by the Roadracing World Action Fund and known by the trade name Airfence, will be in place along sections of the race course to help protect riders who crash.

Airfence helps keep road racers safe in the event of a crash on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course's 2.4-mile road racing circuit at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Photo by Joe Hansen

"The AMA is grateful for the support extended by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer John Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund for providing Airfence for the road races at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days," AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said.

Ulrich is the founder and president of the Roadracing World Action Fund, as well as being a racer, team owner and the founder and editor of Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine. He was the 2017 recipient of the AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award.

"The Roadracing World Action Fund is happy to provide the AMA with soft barriers to deploy at this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event," said Ulrich. "The purpose of the RWAF is to help improve rider safety, and deploying Airfence soft barriers can make a significant difference. We'd like to thank all the individuals, organizations and companies that have contributed to the Roadracing World Action Fund over the years for making this and other soft barrier deployments possible."

Information about the competition events at 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days presented by Avon Tyres is available at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2019.

The Roadracing World Action Fund, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization with a mission to help reduce rider injuries, raises money to buy and deploy soft barriers at road race and flat track events. The pre-inflated soft barriers, designed to help absorb the force of impact, are positioned in front of tire walls, barriers, dirt embankments and other hard trackside objects that a crashed rider may hit. More information about the fund and how to donate is available at www.roadracingworld.com/actionfund.

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