PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the Roadracing World Action Fund will deploy soft barriers for the races scheduled for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
MotoAmerica, the AMA's professional road racing partner and home of the AMA Superbike Championship, is coordinating the deployment of the safety enhancing barriers popularly known as Airfence.
"We appreciate the Roadracing World Action Fund stepping up to provide soft-barrier deployment, and we are grateful to MotoAmerica for coordinating the effort," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. "Thanks to the generous support of the Roadracing World Action Fund, which donates the use of their soft barriers, the AMA Vintage Grand Championships will be a safer venue for our road race participants."
The Roadracing World Action Fund, a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce rider injuries, provides soft barriers at road race and dirt-track events. The inflated barriers are positioned in front of walls and other trackside obstacles to reduce the force of impact in the event of a rider crash.
"We are very happy to assist the AMA with the soft barriers needed during Vintage Motorcycle Days," said John Ulrich, founder and president of the Roadracing World Action Fund. "The purpose of the Roadracing World Action Fund is to help improve rider safety, and deploying this Airfence will make a significant difference. We'd like to thank all the individuals and companies who have contributed to the Roadracing World Action Fund over the years for making this and other deployments possible."
The Roadracing World Action Fund was founded in 2001 and relies on charitable donations to deploy soft barriers at sanctioned events nationwide. To donate, or for more information about the charity, see http://actionfund.roadracingworld.com.
For 2016, with the generous support of Suzuki Motor of America, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days honors the career of Suzuki rider and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley. The infield display, Celebrating 40 Years of AMA Superbikes, presented by Suzuki, will showcase the rich history of AMA Superbike racing with a number of historic championship-winning machines. The central piece of the display will be Cooley's 1980 championship-winning GS1000, which Cooley will ride in demonstration laps around the road race course each day.
The weekend includes the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show presented by Old Bike Barn, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, raffle bikes and displays of AMA clubs and custom bike builders.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Financial contributors include Moto Armory, Nationwide Insurance, Suzuki Motor of America, Federal Motorcycle Transport, Old Bike Barn, Iron Pony/Pony Powersports and Sena Technologies Inc.