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As I understand it each track needs to have the air fence in order for us club guys to see it. So it would be up to us to get things moving at individual tracks to get the air fence money. If I remember right I think the $$ amount needed for Summit to have good air fence is $40,000. Again memory has never been good after that brown acid but either way we need some major cash. With Summit building the new track I do not see them having alot of free cash so I think the racers and friends would have to make the biggest contributions. It's hard to do something like this without having support of a RRW type but does anyone have any type of experience in setting up a LEGAL non profit funding operation that does not require a staff that makes $100K a year per individual? Personally I hate all that proceeds crap because what they are saying is after we over pay these 10 people for the little bit of work they did the rest gets donated.
lrrs (ccs affiliate) has their own airfence. the racers donated and the track owners donated. this is the first year they have airfence for EVERY club race weekend. it is a great example of how a tight knit racing organization like lrrs can get things done.corien
Well FUSA/CCS has been given Air Fence by the RRW Action Fund. It is great stuff but it takes a bit to set up and move around. We haul 4 sections (~115feet) to all our events with one venue not requiring any. It is possible to do but it does require at least one individual to be trained and responsible for getting there early and finding 1-2 more people to get it set up before every event and 2-3 to put it all away at the end. We have managed to get all the race gear and the Alpina Air Module into a 18x6x6 trailer but it is tight. We already had trailer but to do it right a 8 foot wide and 20 foot trailer would have been real nice. I had to give up racing because of doing this there is too much going on to do both. I was part of the crew that decided to purchase the 4 sections so I elected myself to deal with it. How many regions would have someone give up their racing to deal with the air fence for just expense reimbursement? The logistics is a bigger issue than purchase price for most regions. Haybales may not be as safe but they are faster and easier to deal with. If for every region the logistics of Air Fence/Air Modules was already dealt with then I think it would be easier sell to get some purchased for each region. Persoal opinion here but I think the infaltable sections are better than the foam sections for two reasons the inflatable has a flap that directs crashing rider into "air bag" and the inflatable is larger section that has more volume to dissapate the energy. Plus the fact you cna haul inflatable sections to diffeernet venues thus having more usablity from it.I am unsure where I was going with this just some insight into a region that owns some air fence (Alpina Air Module) and races at track that has it own(Air Fence Bike).
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