PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Roadracing World Action Fund will provide soft barriers for road races at the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, July 6-8, 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.
"The AMA thanks AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee John Ulrich and the Roadracing World Action Fund for providing soft barriers for the road races during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield," said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant.
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 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Royal Enfield, is available at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2018.
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.