How much would you pay to ride around the Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana, California, on the back of an M4 Suzuki GSX-R1000 piloted by AMA Pro Superbike racer Chris Ulrich? What if it was for a good cause? Ulrich set a new record during the 7th annual Roadracing World Action fund-raising event by taking charitable people on two-up rides around the California circuit.
The event, which was held last weekend, raised a new record total of $4815. The previous record, set last year, was $3750.
Ulrich brough passengers on multi-lap trips around the 21-turn, 2.3 mile circuit. Ulrich ultimately covered 423.2 miles on 184 laps to raise money for the Roadracing World Action Fund.
“It was a good two days, a lot of laps, a lot of rides and I really appreciate everyone coming out. To have an event that successful in this economy was really good,” said Ulrich. “We’ve been promoting the event for the last seven years, and I think we did a good job of promoting it this year. It shows how much it has caught on and how much people understand how important safety is for track day riders and racers. It’s a great thing.”
Lucas Oil and Dunlop tires helped sponsor the event. Lucas Oil donated $2000 to the Road Racing World Action Fund and Dunlop donated several sets of tires.
“Big thanks to Lucas Oil for their continued support of our fundraising efforts and our sport, in general,” said Ulrich.
Speaking of Dunlop tires, Ulrich added: ”It’s impressive to see that kind of technology come out of America in a tire that’s come a long way in a short amount of time,” said Ulrich. “They definitely passed the durability test, and they were fast the whole time.”
Fastrack Riders (http://fastrackriders.com) supplied track time, riding gear and support staff for the event.