Red Flad Fund Formed to Benefit Injured Racers

New Fund to Aid Injured Motorcycle Roadracers

Organizers of a new benefit fund, the Red Flag Fund, have announced plans to assist injured motorcycle roadracers and help fill the void left by the dissolution of the Wegman Benefit Fund, which has a 20-year tradition of helping racers in need. The new Red Flag Fund will continue the important work of raising and distributing money to injured motorcycle roadracers who face massive medical bills.

"When my wife Jennifer and I first heard that Gordon Lunde was dissolving the Wegman Benefit Fund after so many years of dedicated service to the racing community, we felt the need to take action," said founding Red Flag Fund board member Jeffery Kufalk. "We both felt a strong desire to continue this tradition, so we started plans to form a new fund that will serve as a successor to the Wegman."

When contacted, Gordon Lunde had this to say about the new fund, "I wish the Kufalk's good luck in their new venture with the Red Flag Fund. I hope they'll enjoy the support of the roadracing community as the Wegman Fund has over the past 20 years. The Wegman Fund will continue assisting injured racers through November 2006. At that time any remaining funds will be distributed to the Roadracing World Action Fund, MRO and funds assisting injured racers to include the Red Flag Fund."

Board members of the Red Flag Fund include: founding member Jeffery Kufalk, a veteran roadracer and owner of Kufalk Media; Jennifer Kufalk, who works as office manager of Action Power Sports in Waukesha, WI; Alexa Krueger, a former roadracer and owner of Spyder Leatherworks; Paul James, an active roadracer and communication manager at Harley-Davidson Motor Company; and Bill Ritger, long time motorcyclist and President of the Midwest Safety Crew, a respected corner working organization.

Red Flag Fund, Inc. is non-stock, non-profit company formed to provide financial assistance to seriously injured motorcycle roadracers, as well as educate motorcycle riders on the importance of proper safety gear. For more information, go to