Save The Track Days !!!

As riders, we all know that our passion for motorcycles can be dangerous. Two wheels, coupled with high speeds sometimes results in crashing. We know this, we accept this and the risks involved. Some of us, in the pursuit of better skills and the next level in our passion for riding, take it to the track. A track day is a platform to extend our skillset in a non-competitive environment, the track day provider provides us the opportunity to get out on a race track and hone our skills at our own pace without the rigors and preparation of racing, track days are not race events.
As the consumer of track days, we agree to show up with a mechanically sound motorcycle, leathers/safety gear and an understanding of the dangers that may lay ahead. Everyone in the track day community agrees that the track is a “no-fault” environment, we understand and accept that there is the potential for crashing and injury. Two years ago, a rider came out to a Keigwins’s track day at the world-renowned Laguna Seca Raceway. In his pursuit of honing his skill set, he had an “off track experience” as we refer to in jest in the track day community – he ran off the track surface and crashed.

Now, this may sound like a fundraiser to help him with his medical bills… unfortunately, it is not…
After “unnamed rider” signed up for the track day, signed the accident waiver holding harmless the track day provider, provided his medical insurance and emergency contacts, he then entered the closed course at his own risk. During the course of the track day event, he had an accident while pushing his personal limits and ran off the track, in doing so he impacted water retention sandbags placed far from the track surface by Laguna Seca maintenance staff and crashed.
The race track places these sandbags in key locations - ie. hillsides, water flow areas, etc to prevent water run-off from entering the track surface. The results of his accident have led him to file a lawsuit against the track day provider that spans into the millions.
We’re asking for your help in covering the legal fees to stand up against what is essentially an assault on all track day riders’ ability to get out on a track without having to pursue actual racing.
How does this affect you?
If he is successful in his lawsuit against Keigwins’s at the track day provider, that opens the door for anyone injured at a track day to sue the provider because they weren’t able to get through a track day without crashing. It opens the door to a flood of lawsuits that will drive insurance up for ALL track day providers and opens the door to the very real possibility that track day providers will have to double/triple their prices or risk going out of business.
The owner of Keigwins’s WILL NOT settle out of court and pay a claim that isn’t the responsibility of the track day organizer, this sets a national precedent and puts us all at risk of losing track days and/or seeing prices rise to an unmanageable level for all.
We have attorneys who ride who are willing to help, volunteers willing to help with legal paperwork, expert testimony witnesses donating time, riders willing to show up in Court and be a presence – this is a team effort to protect our passion!
We need your help as well.If you ride, if you live for that 2-wheel life, if you love the freedom that comes on two wheels, whether you ride track or not, track days are in jeopardy and need your help – join the team and help fight to protect our passion
Please donate what you can.
Every little bit helps!!
Any money raised that isn’t used for attorney/court/filing fees will be donated to the motorcycle based safety charity - RRW Action Fund ( http://www.roadracingworld.com/actionfund/ ) in all of our honor.
Thank you,
Szymon Dziadzia
Owner of Keigwins at The Track

Donations

  • Sean Wally 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Noah Porter 
    • $25 
    • 17 mos
  • Matthew Mak 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
  • Dion Campbell 
    • $80 
    • 22 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer

Szymon Dziadzia 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
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