Team Chicago Challenge- TV Shows

Show No.

Show Title

Date Shot

Description of Show

Broadcast Date

#700

Show #700

12/25/01

After producing television shows for the last fifteen years, Dan Schmitt produces his 700th show. Looking back over the last two season, clips form the three favorite endurance roadraces are shown. With a little clip of riding the 1910 Harley-Davidson, Dan rides the 1914 H-D Board track racer at the World of Motorcycles Museum in North Judson. And finally, a clip of Dan's sports spot on Open Road Radio with 2 time National Champion, Gary Nixon, offering his comments.

02/09/02

#699

Ice Racing Lake Wisconsin Race 1

01/06/02

On Sunday, the action moved to Lake Wisconsin just north of Madison, Wisconsin. With more ATV's than motorcycles, we cover all the motorcycle races with a few of the ATV's races. With the Team Chicago Helmet Camera the 250 Pro final and the TT final are shown.

02/01/02

#698

First Ice Race 2002

01/05/02

At Lake Koshkonong in Wisconsin the first ice race of the 2002 season begins with the RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS at The Sunset Tavern. All motorcycles we cover all the classes, heats and Finals. With the Team Chicago Helmet Camera the +50 class is shown.

01/25/02

#697

Racing on Ice 101

12/30/01

With an open frozen pond in DuPage County, Illinois, Dan Schmitt teaches his grandson, Brandon Griffith, and his friend, Phil Young, how to race motorcycles on ice. Starting with a small oval first they use only one gear, and then lengthening the track, they are shown how to race shifting gears.

01/18/02

#696

TOYS FOR TOTS 2001

12/02/01

This annual motorcycle parade bring together motorcyclist to bring toys to the needy at Christmas. They believe every child deserve a Christmas. With temperatures in the 40's this turn out to be the largest motorcycle parade ever in the world. Over 35,000 motorcyclists participated.

01/11/02

#695

Legends of Chgoland M/C Racing Brunch Part 2

11/25/01

In second half of this annual event features the special guest, Gary Nixon. Gary was two time AMA National Champion 1967 and 1968. He was the first rider to capture this championship for Triumph Motorcycles. While being interviewed, he tell about his racing career and his living in Chicago from 1960 through 1966 as he raced at Santa Fe Speedway every Wednesday night throughout the summers. Pictures and a video clip complete this show.

01/04/02

#694

Legends of Chgoland M/C Racing Brunch Part 1

11/25/01

This annual event brings together racers and fans of motorcycle racing from the Chicagoland area. After some of the racers introduced themselves, we check out some video footage from the 1996 AHRMA National from Peoria. One of the special guest is John Tibben. We watch the video production he brought with him.

12/28/01

#693

BITTER END ENDURO

11/04/01

The final Enduro of AMA District 17 starts at 10:00 AM on this beautiful Sunday morning in Western Illinois. Riding this event with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera, we show some of the action plus listen to some of the comments from the competitors including the hosting club, the Brush Poppers and one of the visiting clubs, the Hill & Gully Riders.

12/21/01

#692

WERA GNF ROAD ATLANTA Part 2

10/26/27

As the action continues, a few more comments by the riders is videoed. After 4 hours of racing, it is Team Vesrah Suzuki winning, and picking up the Championship in this GMD Computrack WERA National Series. We check out the action in the Expert Open and 600cc SuperStock classes, the 125 GP class and the final event of the AMA Pro Thunder Class.

12/14/01

#691

WERA GNF ROAD ATLANTA Part 1

10/26/01

The final National Endurance of the 2001 season kicked off at 12:00 Noon. As the teams sort themselves out, we listen to a few comments from the competitors. A red flag at 45 minutes in the race stops the action. With the Team Chicago Helmet Camera, the action continues through the second hour.

12/07/01

#690

World of Motorcycles Museum

10/07/01

With radio personality, Kris TigerLady, we travel just 4 miles south of North Judson, Indiana to check out the World of Motorcycles Museum at Kersting's Harley-Davidson, Yamaha & Kawasaki. After checking out the inside of this museum, Jim & Randy Kersting, Kris and I ride some of these old bikes. 1965 DKW 50cc, 1934 BMW 250, 1937 Harley, 1914 Harley board track racer, and the 1910 Harley in original condition. I get to ride with bike with the TEAM CHICAGO HELMET CAMERA, so come along in enjoy the thrill.

11/30/01

#689

AHRMA National Peoria '01

09/30/01

At the Peoria Motorcycle Club Clubgrounds just west of Peoria, Illinois, we start the day looking at the vintage trials event. Then the action begins on the world famous TT track. Looking at the '60's Classic and 250 Classic heating races, we talk to the owner of a great looking '74 flattracker from California. the final events covered include; Dino Class, Plus 50, Seventy Singles and Plus 60 Class. The feature black and white film from the 1948 National is included.

11/23/01

#688

WERA Nat'l Virginia Double Header Part 3

09/22/23

After three and one-half hours of racing, Team Vesrah win in a commanding fashion. With a run-down of the points we return to 4 & 6 Racing in Skokie, Illinois to check out mixing paint in their new addition, Fastlane Painting. We conclude this show with the Sunday National Challenge Sprints races; Open SuperStock, 600 SS Novice, 750 SS Expert and 600 SS Expert.

11/16/01

#687

WERA Nat'l Virginia Double Header Part 2

09/22/01

Team Pennzoil is victorious in the first 31/2 hour endurance. Chris Caylor, lead rider of Pennzoil, raps up the first race. At 3:00 PM the second endurance of the day starts. With a few more comments from the competitors, this show raps up in the second hour with footage from the TEAM CHICAGO HELMET CAMERA.

11/09/01

#686

WERA Nat'l Virginia Double Header Part 1

09/22/01

As this race begins at 9:00 AM, the teams charge into the first corner. In the TEAM CHICAGO TECH TIP, we show how to install the Intuitive Frame Sliders. With some comments from the racers, this show ends at the end of the 2nd hour.

11/02/01

#685

Sotheby's Auction and Roadog

09/13/01

This third annual Motorcycle Auction takes place on the near northside of Chicago. We check out the great motorcycles on both floors of Sotheby's and I talk to Buzz Walneck, owner of Roadog, the largest motorcycle ever built. Additional a 6 minute promo for Roadog is shown.

10/26/01

#684

Parts Unlimited. Champ. Neillsville, WI

09/08/01

Racing the Saturday event, we watch the 50's, 60's and the full-size motorcycle race on the wet track in the mid-Wisconsin woods. With the Team Chicago Helmet Camera this 8 mile track is shown.

10/19/01

#683

Super Motard, YSR's & Vespas

09/03/01

At Bob's Speedway in Norway, Illinois, we cover the practice session held for Super Motards, Yamaha YSR's and Vespa scooters. This go-kart track provides an excellent venue for these different vehicles to race on.

10/12/01

#682

Boats, Babes & NASCAR

08/18/01

At the Sunset Tavern on Lake Koshkonong near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, the same location where we ice race in the winter, we check out Boat Speed Runs. We observe the bikini contest also. Additionally, with the invitation of Amy Pentkowski, I drive a NASCAR at Chicagoland Speedway under the direction of The Racing Experience.

10/05/01

#681

Summer Bummer Enduro

08/12/01

Riding a borrowed Kawasaki KDX-200 for Stevo of Xtreme Motorsports, I ride this mid-summer AMA enduro. Held in Roselawn, Indiana, this race is held by the Hill and Gully Riders. We ride the event with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera and listen to comments from some of the 170 riders that met this off-road challenge.

09/28/01

#680

WERA National Summit Point Part 2

8/4-5/01

We conclude the coverage with pit-stops and a view with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera. The race is shorten with the rain falling. The Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to install a Factory Jet Kit in the carburetors of the Yamaha R-6. The WERA National Challenge races shown are Open SuperStock, 600 SS for Experts and 600 SS for Novices. We also show the YSR-50 race.

09/21/01

#679

WERA National Summit Point Part 1

8/4-5/01

Traveling to the far eastern end of West Virginia, the sixth race of the WERA National Series is held at Summit Point. After the start of this event and the first few laps, the Team Chicago Tech Tip show how to install a Regina Chain and Sprocket Specialist 520 sprocket. We conclude the show with action through the fourth hour.

09/14/01

#678

AHRMA National Ashland, OH

07/21/01

Including the riders' meeting, we receive some comments from riders and fans. We cover the heat races of the dinosaur class, classic 250, vets and seventy's singles. After a few more comments, with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera, we record one of the plus 50 heats. After a few more comments the plus 50 semi is shown with Dan Schmitt winning with the Helmet-Camera. The action of the 250 class, Classic 60's and the Vet final are shown.

09/07/01

#677

Parts Unlimited. Champ. Kahoka, MO

07/08/01

Third round of the Parts Unlimited Off-Road Championship was held in Kahoka, Missouri. We watch the start of this Saturday event. After the bikes take off, with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera we check out the woods in Missouri. Bill Gusse, promoter of Series, interviews Mike McCork who owns the farm and the track where this event takes place. Following my grandson, Brandon Griffith, we rap up this event and look at the start of the quads.

08/31/01

#676

WERA Nat'l Portland Part 2

6/30-7/01

Coverage of the final three hours of this 6-Hour race with Team Chicago finishing 2nd in Middleweight SuperStock Class. Of the National Sprints races we look at the AMA Pro Thunder race, the Open SuperStock and the 600cc SuperStock races.

08/24/01

#675

WERA Nat'l Portland Part 1

6/30-7/1

In Portland, Oregon we race the fifth round of the WERA National Endurance Series. Located at Portland International Raceway, this track includes the drag-strip with a fast curving turn in the back. After the start of this 6-hour race, I interview Phil Caudill, the importer of Wintex M/C Garments. The action continues through the third hour.

08/17/01

#674

WERA Nat'l Virginia Part 2

06/16/01

We check out the racing action in this WERA National at the 3 hour mark. Again we watch Jim Rashid of 4 & 6 Racing re-assemble the R-6 forks with the Race Tech Products. With the conclusion of this 4 hour race, Dave Swarts presents his rap-up.

08/10/01

#673

WERA Nat'l Virginia Part 1

06/16/01

Just outside Danville, Virginia, we watch the start of this 4-Hour National Endurance. After the start and as the team sort themselves out we travel to 4 & 6 Racing in Skokie, Illinois as Jim Rashid disassembles the R-6 forks to install Race Tech Products. We rap up after 2 hours of racing.

08/03/01

#672

WERA Nat'l Putnam Part 2

6/2 & 3

While we watch the concluding 2 hours of this 4-hour race, we check out the painted new Airtech bodywork, at Steve's Motorcycle Bodywork and Painting in Chicago on Elston Avenue. David Swarts of Roadracingworld.com raps up this 4 hour race. Of the WERA National Challenge races we cover Expert Open SS, 600 SS, 750 SS, 125 GP and Novice 750 SuperStock.

07/27/01

#671

WERA Nat'l Putnam Part 1

6/2 & 3

After the start of this 4-hour National Endurance, we watch the uncrating of the 2001 Yamaha R-6 at Cycle Sport Yamaha in Hobart, Indiana. After fixing the crashed Team Chicago Yamaha, Dan Schmitt takes to the track with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera.

07/20/01

#670

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 2

5/26&27

Checking out the final two hours, Team Chicago finishes third in class. David Swarts of Roadracingworld.com raps up the race. Of the Sunday's National Challenge Sprint Races, we cover 600, 750 and Open Expert SuperStock, 750 Novice SuperStock and the 125 GP class.

07/13/01

#669

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 1

5/26&27

Over 40 teams prepared for this four-hour National Endurance. We check out the start and follow the action. We interview Charlie Van Valkenburgh, owner of Pit Bull Motorcycle Stands. We look at the track and follow the action with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera.

07/06/01

#668

The Moose Run Part 2

05/13/01

The Sunday race is the toughest, baddest, hardest off-road race in the country. Held is western Illinois, only the toughest racers compete. With the four wave start, the action begins. Leaders are followed by the Bill Gusse Helmet-Cameras. Trophy presentation at the end.

06/29/01

#667

The Moose Run Part 1

05/12/01

The Saturday event is the 'FUN RUN'. We check out the action in the 50cc and the 65cc classes. Then the rest of the motorcycles start on the 8-mile loop. With the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera, we see some of the action. The Quads conclude this week's action.

06/22/01

#666

MEGA-CROSS 2001

04/28/01

The first race of this eight race series held at the fairgrounds in Mendota, Illinois. Over 300 motocrossers from throughout the Midwest came to challenge this night race. We check out the action in the 50cc, 14-24 class, 80cc, 65cc, 125 Pro, 125C and the 250 Pro final.

06/15/01

#665

Off-Road Riding, Spring 2001

04/28/01

Team Chicago's Dan Schmitt and Brandon Griffith ride the trails at the Bike Barn in Morrison, Illinois to test the skills learned at the school. We check out Buzz Walneck's motorcycle swap-meet held in Woodstock, Illinois and look at some Bill Gusse Helmet-Camera from the first UORR race held in February and racing in the snow.

06/08/01

#664

FREE Off-Road School UORR

04/21/01

Working with Bill Gusse and United Off-Road Racing, Team Chicago learns the skills of off-road racing. With the help of some of the best off-road racers in the country, the students are shown different parts of this sport. From the MX track to racing in the woods, this school was a great success.

06/01/01

#663

FREE Road Racing School Grattan

04/07/01

Team Chicago conducts this annual FREE Road Racing School at Grattan Raceway, 15 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After the track walk by the students and instructors, the class room instructions begin. The riders then take to the track to experience motorcycle roadracing.

05/25/01

#662

WERA Nat'l Texas World Part 2

3/31/01-4/1/01

Conclusion of the 6-Hour National in Texas. With Vesrah Racing picking up the win, Team Chicago finished 8th overall. David Swarts from Roadracing World delivers the rap-up. Coverage of the Sunday National Challenge races includes the Open, 600, 750 Expert SuperStock classes, the 125 GP race and the Novice 600 SuperStock race.

05/11/01

#661

WERA Nat'l Texas World Part 1

03/31/01

The WERA National Endurance for the 2001 season kicks off in Texas. Over 30 team lined up to challenge this 6-hour race. The racing action is covered through the fourth hour. We meet the staff of Ice Motorsports, the local Dunlop racing tires distributor. The Team Chicago Yamaha R-6 runs great and the action is also covered by the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera.

05/04/01

#660

United Off-Road Racing Race 4

03/18/01

Starting with the 50cc class and these young riders, we then cover the 60 cc class and the 80 cc class. We watch the future stars of Off-Road racing. See we are in Western Illinois, we check out the birth place of Ronald Reagan, Tampico, Illinois and his childhood house in Dixon, Illinois. The show concludes with the motorcycles and ATV's on this track just south of Prophetstown.

04/27/01

#659

United Off-Road Racing Race 3

03/11/01

With frost just a few inches below the surface, this third race of the twenty race series of off-road racing in Western Illinois starts with the 60 cc youngsters. We check out the 80 cc race and with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera we start the big race. What may seem impossible to ride over, the experienced racers of this series show their stuff.

04/20/01

#658

Ice Racing Antigo Race 2

02/18/01

Bright sunshine bring daytime racing in Antigo, Wisconsin. Heat racing action includes Open Pro, 250 Pro, Open Pro Quads, Jr. ATV and Pro Rubber. The Finals include Open Pro, 4-Str. Pro, PW's, Vet Pro, Pro Rubber, Vet B, 80's, 200 B and Vet B and GP with Team Chicago helmet Camera. GP rubber also.

04/06/01

#657

Ice Racing Antigo Race 1

02/17/01

Night race action from the Langlade County Fairgrounds, on this big half-mile presents the fastest ice racing in the world. Heat race action include Open Pro, Pro Vet, 4-str. Quad and C Rubber. The Finals include Open Pro, 250 Pro, 80's and 250B with helmet Camera. Quad action includes, PW, Open Pro, Pro Rubber and GP.

03/30/01

#656

Oshkosh Winter-Fest Part 2

02/04/01

For the Finals, the race action from Oshkosh, Wisconsin includes 80's, Twins, 250 Pro, Open Pro, TT, School-age, and +30 Sportsman. Quad racing includes: Studded TT, School-age, 4-stroke Unstudded and Mini.

03/23/01

#655

Oshkosh Winter-Fest Part 1

02/04/01

This fundraiser for the Otto Street Fishery promotes the most popular ice race of the season. Thousands of spectators come to see the action on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. We check out the heat race action in the 80's, 250 Pro, School-age, Open Pro and Sportsman for motorcycles and mini, unstudded 4-stroke & TT for the quads. The Team Chicago Helmet Camera catches the action on the oval and the TT course.

03/16/01

#654

Ice Racing Lake Wisconsin. Race 4

01/28/01

On Lake Wisconsin in front of the Bay View Lodge, the Southern Wisconsin Ice Racing Assn. held their fourth race of the season. The heat race action includes: Mini-Bikes, Mini-Quads, Expert Quads on oval, 250 Pro, Open Pro Quads TT, Pro Bike TT, 4-Stroke Unstudded Quads on TT. The Finals include: School Age Bikes, Unstudded TT, Sportman bike TT, Pro Oval, Women's and Sportman bike on the oval.

03/09/01

#653

Saturday Night Ice Race Race 4

01/27/01

As the sun set over Lake Koshkonong in front of the Sunset Tavern, the motorcycle racing action begins. Eight classes of motorcycle race in heats and finals. The action packed Dash for Cash concludes this week's show.

03/02/01

#652

3-Hour Ice Race Enduro Part 2

01/21/01

The conclusion of this 3-Hour National Endurance ice race. As the team battle for position, the battle continues to 3:00 PM when the checkered flag is flown. The trophy presentation is shown.

02/23/01

#651

3-Hour Ice Race Enduro Part 1

01/21/01

In front of the Sunset Tavern in Wisconsin on Lake Koshkonong this annual National Championship race kicked off at 12:00 Noon. 32 teams entered this event divided into 3 classes; Lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. Changing riders and making pits stop for fuel, we follow the action with comments from some of the racers. Both the Team Chicago and Bill Gusse Helmet Cameras capture additional action.

02/16/01

#650

No Ice Race Sunday

01/14/01

With all organizations in Wisconsin canceling their races. We show some riders playing on the ice. We travel back in time to show motorcycle ice racing from the late '50's, the '30's and a motorcycle enduro for the 1930's.

02/09/01

#649

Ice Racing Lake Wisconsin Race 1

01/07/01

The first race of the Southern Wisconsin Ice Race Association was held after the great struggle with the heavy snow and thin ice. Over 250 racers raced in 25 classes for ATV's and motorcycles. We show some of the heats and final action with an interview with Marty Bushman and his sons.

02/02/01

#648

1st Ice Race of the Century

01/06/01

In front of the Sunset Tavern in Wisconsin, the first motorcycle ice race was held on Saturday night January 6th, 2001. All the heat race action is shown with some of the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera capturing the action. A quick interview with Jeff Fredette and we get into the finals.

01/26/01

#647

TOYS FOR TOTS

12/03/00

This is the 22nd TOYS FOR TOTS Motorcycle Parade held entirely in the City of Chicago. Starting on the southside at 87th Street, the parade travels north on Western Avenue ( the longest street in Chicago). Over 25,000 motorcyclists participated, making this the largest motorcycle parade in America. We meet some of the riders and watch the collection of toys at the U.S. Marine Corp. Center on Foster Avenue.

01/19/01

#646

Legends of Chgoland Motorcycle Racing Brunch

11/28/00

This annual event held to honor the motorcycle racers that raced throughout Chicagoland in the past. After the introduction speeches, the racers introduce themselves. As Ted Keiper begins his speech, we check out some of the vintage film footage include mile racing from 1937, scrambles for the '30's and an Enduro from that same period.

01/12/01

#645

United Off-Road Racers Finale

11/12/00

Final race of the 2000 season takes place outside of Prophetstown, Illinois. Racing on a 4 mile tight track through the woods, we view the 50's, 60's-80's, all motorcycle classes and quad competing. Two Helmet-Camera catch the action on this cool November Sunday.

01/05/01

#644

Bitter End Enduro Part 2

11/05/00

The off-road action continues with scenes of riders meeting the challenge of this timed event. Various riders comment about riding enduros. A group of rookie riders enjoy themselves at the main water crossing. The Team Chicago Helmet Camera show the action through the end of this 73 mile event.

12/29/00

#643

Bitter End Enduro Part 1

11/05/00

The Final Enduro of AMA's District 17 take place just west of Rock Falls, Illinois. With a 10:00 AM start, the riders leave four at a time every minute. With the Team Chicago Helmet Camera we leave 21 minutes after the Key Time. As the foursomes challenge the hill and dale of West Illinois, the Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to install the MOOSE Chain Rollers. The action continues through the first check point.

12/22/00

#642

The RACE Part 2

10/29/00

The Final event of the Parts Unlimited Off-Road Championship takes place on Sunday at the Bike Barn. Over 130 riders in 8 classes take the four wave start. As these riders challenge the two fifty mile loops of this one-hundred mile race, the Bill Gusse Helmet Camera shows tight action as Bill follows Gary Gibbs of MOOSE Off-Road Products in a high speed duel. At the end, we show some of the top ten racers flash across water and fields in Western Illinois.

12/15/00

#641

The RACE Part 1

10/28/00

Just south of Morrison, Illinois, the Saturday off-road event takes place at the Bike Barn. We watch the action in the 50cc and 65cc-100cc classes. The main event is a 40 mile race for motorcycle rated by age of bike. The Team Chicago Helmet Camera takes you on the ride. We head back to 4 & 6 Racing in Skokie, Illinois to install Moose Handguards on the Yamaha YZ-250W as the Team Chicago Tech Tip. The racing continues with some shots of the Quads at the main water-crossing.

12/08/00

#640

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 2

10/13-15/00

We continue the National Endurance coverage at Road Atlanta, just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Additional coverage is provide by the Team Chicago Helmet Camera. The racing continues to the dramatic end. Steve Brubaker from Race Tire Service Dunlop provides the tech tip about your tires and winter storage. Three national finals are covered including 600 SuperStock, 125 GP and Formula 2.

12/01/00

#639

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 1

10/13/00

On Friday of the Grand National Finale weekend, the final National Endurance takes place. This 4-Hour National begins at noon. After the start of this race, the Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to install Speigler Brake Lines and how to bleed the front brake system. With extensive coverage with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera, we cover this race through the third hour.

11/25/00

#638

AHRMA Nat'l Peoria

10/01/00

Starting out covering four sections of the National Vintage Trials event held during Sunday morning, we then show the start of the racing on the world famous T.T. track at the Peoria Motorcycle Club Clubgrounds. After showing the action of the 250 Classic class and Dinosaur class, we travel back in the past to show the action from the June 20, 1948 race. The show concludes with the 600 Sportsman's class and the Seventy's Single class.

11/17/00

#637

WERA 24-Hour National at Willow Springs Part 3

9/16-17/00

Riding the Moto-Heaven.com R-6 Yamaha, the dawn breaks in the east on the Team Chicago Helmet Camera. Watching the racing action, reporting the hourly updates and checking out the action in the pits, the 24-Hour ends at twelve noon. Comments from winning team VESRAH RACING'S Mark Joung and Art Fujii, along with comments from YAMAHA'S Jay Tanner and Mike Sera.

11/10/00

#636

WERA 24-Hour National at Willow Springs Part 2

9/16-17/00

Racing action at night with pit stops and comments, the race continues. We travel to Bates Leathers and Dana Grindle explains their principles on racing leathers and boots. Night time racing is also view with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera.

11/03/00

#635

WERA 24-Hour National at Willow Springs Part 1

9/16-17/00

The start of this 24-Hour National Endurance in the Mojave Desert. This 2.7 mile roadcourse provides an excellent venue. As the team settle in after the start, footage from Bonneville Salt Flats is shown. Racing with Moto-Heaven.com, Dan Schmitt takes the Yamaha R-6 into the sunset to end part 1.

10/27/00

#634

Sotheby's Auction & M/C Museums

09/09/00

Sotheby's, the Auction House in Chicago, planned their 2nd Annual Motorcycle Auction on Sept. 16, 2000. We take a look at the bikes up for auction. Plus, we check out the motorcycle museums at Illinois H-D (with Jerry Kiesow giving the descriptions), Kersting's Cycle Center, and Wheels Through Time.

10/20/00

#633

Ducati Trackfest at Grattan

08/26/00

Working with the crew from MCC (MotorCycle Center) in Villa Park, Illinois we check out this Monday special ride at Grattan Raceway in Michigan. With comments from the owner and customers of MCC, we gain insight into the loyalty of these Ducati owners. With the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera, a rider's view is shown.

10/13/00

#632

WERA Nat'l Virginia Part 2

08/19/00

As we get into the 5th hour, Steve Karson crashed with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera. Towards the end of 6 hour race 4 teams are aiming for the victory. In the end, it is Arclight winning. On Sunday, we cover the National Challenge sprint races including Open SuperSport, 750 Production, 600 SS and 125 GP.

10/06/00

#631

WERA Nat'l Virginia Part 1

08/19/00

At this new and beautiful track located on the Virginia-North Carolina border, the teams get ready for this 6-Hour WERA Endurance. After the start, back at $ & 6 Cycle we measure to fit new Spiegler steel-braided brake lines. Watching the pit stops, we follow the racing action through the 4th hour. Steve Karson carries the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera to show this 22 turn roadcourse.

09/29/00

#630

WERA Nat'l Summit Point

08/05/00

Racing in West Virginia, this 4-Hour National begins on this newly paved race track. As the teams sort themselves out, we head back to 4 & 6 Cycle in Chicago and show how to install new 520 chain sprockets from Sprocket Specialist. Without the helmet-camera, Dan Schmitt is crashed out during the second hour. Steve Karson carries on to finish this race.

09/22/00

#629

GLRRA 6-hr. Endurance. at Grattan Part 2

07/20/00

Conclusion of this 6-Hour race in Michigan. With comments from fellow competitors, we follow the racing action from the 4th hour through the final hour. After 5 hours and 40 minutes, Team Chicago is in a dead heat with Decker Boys. Without enough fuel to finish, TC settles for 2nd Overall and 1st in Class.

09/15/00

#628

GLRRA 6-hr. Endurance. at Grattan Part 1

07/20/00

This 6-Hour Endurance sanctioned by Great Lakes Road Racing Assoc. held at Grattan Raceway in Michigan begins with the warm-up lap. Twenty-five teams charged into turn one with the drop of the green flag. Back at 4 & 6 Cycle in Chicago, we show how to install new brake pads on a modern motorcycle. After 2 1/2 hours of racing, a red flag created a restart featuring the Team Chicago Helmet Camera.

09/08/00

#627

AHRMA National 1/2 Mile Ashland, OH

07/07/00

This vintage 1/2 mile race is held in the Fairgrounds of Ashland County. The Classic 500/750, Sportsman 600, Super Senior and '70 Singles heat races are covered along with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera in the Sportsman 750 Class. Dee Johnson of D's Leathers is interviewed. Under the lights, as the finals roll to the line, Classic 250, Classic 500/750, Sportsman 250 and 600 are featured.

09/01/00

#626

WERA Nat'l Gateway Part 2

7/1-2/00

As evening falls in West Illinois, a red flag bring a re-start of this 6-hour race. With the re-start, the action is covered by the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera. Showing the action in the pits and on this darken track, the checkered-flag falls at 11:00 PM. In Sunday's National Challenge race, highlights from the 600 & 750 SuperStock, 125 GP, 750 Production and 600 SuperBike for Novices.

08/25/00

#625

WERA Nat'l Gateway Part 1

7/1-2/00

Gateway International Raceway is just east of St. Louis. This 6-Hour WERA National would start at 5:00 PM and race through 11:00 PM. After the start and as the teams sort themselves out, the Team Chicago Tech Tip shows the TEAM CHICAGO R-6 Yamaha on the dyno at 4 & 6 Cycle as we test Torco Racing Fuel and pick up 2 horsepower with this fuel. With the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera we show this roadcourse including the fast infield. Action is followed through the 3rd hour.

08/18/00

#624

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 2

6/17-18/00

The Conclusion of this 6-Hour Endurance race with Team Chicago charging at the end. As part of the Sunday's National Challenge races, the 600 SuperStock, 750SS and Open SS along with the 125 GP race and 600 Production are highlighted

08/11/00

#623

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 1

6/17-18/00

Just east of Talladega, Alabama is the newly paved 1.3 mile roadcourse called the Talladega GP Track. This is the site of the 6-Hour WERA National Endurance sponsored by GMD Computrack. A brief rain shower came before the start but stopped. The teams had to start on a wet track. As the teams carefully race this wet track, we travel to Hammond, Indiana for the 'Open House' at Xtreme Motorsports. Team Chicago has its own 'Open House' as Steve Karson opens the box of boots and gloves from ALPINESTAR. Coverage continues through the 4th hour with Helmet Camera footage and the action in the pits.

08/04/00

#622

WERA Nat'l Indy (IRP) Part 2

6/3-4/00

The finish of this 4-hour National with WERA plus we travel to North Judson, Indiana to Kersting's Harley-Davidson, Yamaha & Kawasaki to pick up the 2000 Yamaha R-6. While at Kersting's we check out an unidentifiable '10's or teens motorcycle. There is a reward to anyone who can identify this motorcycle. The National Challenge races shown include Open SuperStock, 600 Production, 600 SS, 125 GP, 750 SS, 750 Production and Formula 2.

07/28/00

#621

WERA Nat'l Indy (IRP) Part 1

6/3-4/00

Just west of Indianapolis is the roadcourse around the famous drag-strip at Indianapolis Raceway Park. This is the fourth WERA National Endurance for 2000. After the start of this race and as the teams sort themselves out, we travel back to 4 & 6 Cycle to show how to prepare the AirTech fiberglass bodywork for painting. The racing action is shown from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd hours with footage from the pits and the TEAM CHICAGO HELMET CAMERA.

07/21/00

#620

WERA Nat'l Atlanta M/S Part 2

5/20-21/00

Conclusion of this 4-hour GMD Computrack sponsored WERA National Endurance. With more racing action, the race is red flagged at the 2:40 mark with a crash. Another crash on the warm-up lap causes the race to be ended early. Also included are the highlights of the WERA National Challenge Series races on Sunday. The races featured are 1100 SuperStock, 600 Production, 125 GP, 600 SS, 750SS and Formula Two.

07/14/00

#619

WERA Nat'l Atlanta M/S Part 1

5/20-21/00

With a roadcourse within the 2 mile oval at Atlanta Motor Speedway, we tackle this 4 hour national endurance race. As the race gets underway, we check out how a motorcycle gets measured on the GMD Computrack at 4 & 6 Cycle in Chicago. Riding with the TEAM CHICAGO HELMET CAMERA, the second hour racing action is presented. Pit stop action is also included in this show from Georgia.

07/07/00

#618

MEGA-CROSS 2000

05/13/00

The first of the 6 MegaCross races held at the fairgrounds in Mendota, Illinois. This stadium motocross features some of the fastest motocrossers in the Midwest. The action is outstanding in both the 125A and 250A races. We see the youngsters in the 50, 65 and 80 classes.

06/30/00

#617

WERA National Texas World Part 2

5/6-7/00

The Conclusion of the WERA 6-Hour National Endurance Race. We cover the last 4 hours showing the action between Arclight Suzuki and Northwest Honda. In the Team Chicago Travel-log we visit Chester, Illinois (home of Popeye, the sailor man) and we ride the Titan Motorcycle provided by Illinois Harley-Davidson. Of the WERA National Challenge races we check out 125GP, Open SuperStock, 600 SuperStock, 600 Production and 750 SuperStock.

06/23/00

#616

WERA National Texas World Part 1

05/06/00

We travel to College Station, Texas for the second WERA National of 2000. Showing the start of this 6-hour race we watch the action on this roadcourse located within the 2 mile oval. In the Team Chicago Tech Tip we show how to properly install a drive chain as we install a new Regina 520 chain. One hour and twenty minutes into this race, Dan Schmitt crashes the R-6 and this is captured on the TEAM CHICAGO Helmet-Camera. The show ends with the restart after 2 hours of racing.

06/16/00

#615

Little Muddy Enduro 2000

04/16/00

Just north of Morrison, Illinois, this AMA District 17 Enduro begins at 10:00 AM. With the TEAM CHICAGO HELMET-CAMERA, we show the trails used in this enduro. Also included are the comments of some of the competitors. Additional, we look at the Quad Grass Drags held at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, Illinois.

06/09/00

#614

WERA National Memphis Motspt Park Pt.2

4/8-9/00

The conclusion of the WERA 4-Hour National Endurance Race. Additionally, we install the AIM My Chron Lap Timing System on the Yamaha R-6 as the Team Chicago Tech Tip. In the Team Chicago Travel-log we visit Graceland, Metropolis, Illinois (home of Superman), and Wheels through Time Museum in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Of the WERA National Challenge Series races on Sunday we show D Superbike, 600 SuperStock, 600 Production and Open SuperStock.

06/02/00

#613

WERA National Memphis Motspt Park Pt.1

04/08/00

The first WERA National Endurance Race of 2000. We begin this 4-Hour race with Steve Karson riding the Team Chicago Yamaha R-6. The Team Chicago Tech Tip show how to install a WER Steering Damper. Two and one-half hours of this race are covered.

05/26/00

#612

TEAM CHICAGO FREE Roadrace School

04/01/00

At Grattan Raceway located 15 miles NE of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Team Chicago conducts their 8th Annual FREE Roadrace School. Over 125 students learned how to roadrace. Part of the Roadracing Seminar by Leaning Lizard Racing held at Kersting's Cycle Center in Indiana is also covered.

05/19/00

#611

United Off-Road Racers

03/25/00

As we ride on this 4-mile off-road event with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera in the C Class, we flash to the 50cc & 60cc races. We watch the start of the 100cc class and show the swamp as the Pros, A's and B's race in West Illinois.

05/12/00

#610

PACE MS Aprilia Cup Challenge

03/05/00

Working with the crew from Mototek Imports in Austin, Texas we ride and qualify for the PACE promoted Aprilia Cup Challenge Race. We check out the practice, qualifying and race with the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera. We meet the crew from Mototek and watch the maintenance of this v-twin 250cc two-stroke engine. May 12, 2000

05/05/00

#609

AHRMA Nationals in Florida

03/03/00

Riding Kris Jepson's TD3 250 Yamaha we look at the track at DeLand Airport. We check the racing action in Formula 250, Class C, Formula 750, 500 Sportsman, 350 Sportsman, 250 GP, Skorpion, Super Mono2 and Laverda. At Daytona, the 350 GP race is looked at with an interview with the winner, 7-times World Champion, Jim Redman.

04/28/00

#608

2000 International Motorcycle Show

02/13/00

Looking at the new 2000 models of Japanese, American and European motorcycle at the Expo Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The Team Extreme Trials Team perform a spectacular demonstration of 'trials riding'.

04/21/00

#607

Oshkosh Winterfest Part 2

02/06/00

The finals are shown. From 80cc mini's and quads to the big 750 twins the action heats up as the racers battle for trophies and money. The Team Chicago Helmet-Camera shows the high speed action on the ice.

04/14/00

#606

Oshkosh Winterfest Part 1

02/06/00

In the bay on Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this event features motorcycles and quads. Thousands of fans and over one-hundred racers showed up for some great ice race action. Interview with 2 roadracers from Fond du lac who turn to ice racing in the winter to stay in shape. The heat races are shown in this show

04/07/00

#605

Friday Night Ice Race

01/28/00

Racing in front of the Sunset Tavern on Lake Koshkonog in Wisconsin, this night race presents some great short track ice racing action. Action covered with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera.

03/31/00

#604

3-Hour Ice Race Endurance Part 2

01/23/00

Conclusion of this 3-hour ice race on this multi-turn ice track. Battle to the end between the Gilkey team and Fredette team is watched with Lake Country's 125 Honda running great. Fredette Racing picks up the win overall. Trophy presentation included with the McKillicutty Girls.

03/24/00

#603

3-Hour Ice Race Endurance Part 1

01/23/00

The start of this 3-hour ice race held on Lake Koshkonog just west of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Comments from the various racers included. Racing on a 2 mile ice course with 64 turns. Team Chicago Helmet-Camera brings the action home.

03/17/00

#602

Antigo ice Race Part 2

01/16/00

Showing the TT heats for quads and motorcycles with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera, the Finals are then presented. Interview with Shane Krueger of Antigo along with comments from some of the racers.

03/10/00

#601

Antigo Ice Race Part 1

01/16/00

In Antigo, Wisconsin at the Langlade County Fairgrounds is the fastest Ice track in the County. This one-half mile track allows speeds up to 90 mph. We check out the heat races for motorcycles, quads, and 3-wheeled ATV's. With comments from some of the races, we check out the action.

03/03/00

#600

Show #600

01/01/00

We review some of the action over the years. First we look at the action of an 8-Hour WERA Endurance at Grattan Raceway in 1991. We then check out dirt riding at Lake Elisa, Indiana. We then check out the ice racing action from 1991, the first show using Betacam. Finally, we review the 1999 Championship season.

02/25/00

#599

Ice Race Practice

01/09/00

We travel to Wisconsin to check out the Team Chicago WR250 Yamaha. We meet up with some ice racers with Triumph motorcycles. We then look back at some of the great ice racing event from the past.

02/18/00

#598

Legends & Toys

12/05/99

Mixing the largest TOY FOR TOTS parade in the Nation with the Legends of Chicagoland Motorcycle Racing Brunch, this show features riding the 2000 Aprilia Mille and great speeches from some of the Chicagoland Legends. Travel along down Western Ave in Chicago.

#597

Bitter End Enduro

11/07/99

Come along with Dan Schmitt riding his '89 Yamaha WR 250 on this AMA District 17 Enduro. Open fields and tight woods lay ahead as Dan battles to stay on his minute. The Team Chicago Helmet-Cam captures all the action. Ivan Espata, a mechanic at 4 & 6 Cycle, relates his first adventure into the world of off-road racing. Vintage hill-climb footage from 1948 is included.

#596

The Race '99 Part 2

10/31/99

The five wave start begins this toughest, baddest off-road motorcycle race in the USA. With tough water-crossings and mud-bogs, the field is whittled down at the end. Phil Converse, the factory backed Praga racer, is interviewed.

#595

The Race '99 Part 1

10/30/99

Dan Schmitt rides a 250 Praga in this 40 mile off-road race held in Western Illinois. We interview Greg Bitner, the Praga importer. Action from the 50cc and 60cc races is also shown. The Team Chicago Helmet-Cam bring the off-road action home.

#594

Road Race School at Gingerman

10/16/99

Cold and chilly winds at this roadcourse in West Michigan greet the 30 or so brave student for this fall school. Lee Rigozzi conducts the classroom session teaching about the corner workerís flags. The students take a track walk and ride on the track as we capture their comments.

#593

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 2.

10/10/99

Conclusion of the four-hour endurance is presented with Team Chicago capturing the Middleweight SuperStock Championship. Then we look at the National Challenge Finals including Open, 750 & 600 SuperStock classes with comments of Joe Prussiano, Mark Junge and Lee Acree. Rap-up of the WERA/GPRA 125 final and a look at the awards banquet. Brian Healea of Leaning Lizards Racing make a speech.

#592

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 1

10/08/99

Final National endurance of the 1999 season. First 2 hours of this four-hour event are covered. Steve Brubaker of Race Tire Service-Dunlop provides a Tech Tip about measuring your tires when you change brands.

#591

WERA 24-Hour National Willow Springs Part 3

09/26/99

Starting in the early morning, coverage continues to the end of this great event. Kent Riches at AirTECH explains how fiberglass pieces ore made in his shop. The race concludes with a great party.

#590

WERA 24-Hour National Willow Springs Part 2

09/26/99

Complete coverage of the nighttime action in the high desert. Team Chicago Helmet-camera footage and views of the track bring the action home. Additional footage from the Yamaha National Headquarters and AirTECH Streamlining in Vista, California are included with pit action.

#589

WERA 24-Hour National Willow Springs Part 1

09/25/99

The first six hours of this first time in 7 years 24-hour race. Racing in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles. Racing action and comment from the racers fill the first part of the three show series.

#588

AHRMA National Park City, Utah Part 2

09/19/99

Vintage motocross action with comments from some of the racers. Plus footage from the Vintage National One-Half Mile at the fairgrounds in Hurbert City, Utah.

#587

AHRMA National Park City, Utah Part 1

09/18/99

Vintage roadracing in the streets of Park City to replace the action from Steamboat. Comments from resident and racing by old and modern twins provide the action. Coverage from Sothebyís Ducati Ride and my 10 favorite motorcycles at this auction house.

#586

WERA Natíl Memphis Motorsports Park Part 2

09/05/99

Cover the final 3 hours of this 6-hour event, Matt Carlyle and Dave Coomes are interviewed. The Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to install the Frame Protectors with drilling the fiberglass on the R-6. Racing action from the Open, 750 & 600 SuperStock, 125 GP and Formula 250 classes of the WERA National Challenge Series are covered.

#585

WERA Natíl Memphis Motorsports Park Part 1

09/04/99

Extremely hot weather welcomes the WERA National competitors to Elvisí hometown. During the first three hours the Team Chicago R-6 suffers engine problems. Dan Schmitt interviews Tapeworksí Russell Mascar.

#584

WERA Natíl Putnam Park Part 2

08/22/99

The concluding 2 hours of this three-hour race with Grif Allen during the race rap-up. We then cover the Open and 600 SuperStock plus 125 races from the WERA National at South Carolina Raceway. We also cover these three classes plus the Clubman race from this National at Putnam.

#583

WERA Natíl Putnam Park Part 1

08/21/99

This 6 hour National at Putnam which is just Southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. We cover the first three hours of this race with the rear tire change on the Team Chicago Yamaha R-6 at the end of the show as Dan Schmitt heads out.

#581

WERA Nat'l Summit Paint Part 2

08/01/99

Conclusion of this 4 hour national with Team Chicago still retaining the point lead in Middleweight SuperStock Class. We also watch one round of the GPRA 125 Series, the 600 & 1100 SuperStock Expert races.

#580

WERA Nat'l Summit Point Part 1

07/31/99

The firs three hour of this national held 60 miles from Washington, D.C. We capture Steve Karson making a spectacular crash.

#579

Lake County SuperCross Race 2

07/29/99

This Thursday night event at Lake County Fairgrounds. We cover the first 125A heat, both of the 250A heats and the 250B heat. The finals views include plus 25, 125A, 250B, 250A and the Dash for Cash. This is a three-camera shoot with the truck provided by Lake Forest Television.

#578

Lake County SuperCross Race 1

07/28/99

This motocross event held at he Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, Illinois. Races covered include both heats of the 125A class, 125B class, plus 25 class, 250A main, 125A main, 125B main and the Dash for Cash.

#577

WERA Natíl Road Atlanta Part 2

07/11/99

Continuing the coverage of this six-hour race. The TEAM CHICAGO TECH TIP shows how to install the Tapeworks Graphic kit on a Yamaha YZF600. At the conclusion of this race, we show some of the racing action in the Vintage 2, Vintage 5 and C production Novice races with a demo ride with Yamaha TZ750s.

#576

WERA Natíl Road Atlanta Part 1

07/10/99

Northeast of Atlanta, Georgia is Road Atlanta, site of the 6-Hour National Endurance. After the start of this event, the TEAM CHICAGO TECH TIP shows how the Bang-A-Rang rearsets are manufactured. We also install these on the Yamaha R-6. With a re-start we continue to cover the racing action. The Team Chicago Helmet Camera shows a great view of the 3-mile track.

#575

Battle of the Big Boars

07/04/99

This Gerhard Ward inspired event features the best of the Open Class Motocrossers in the Midwest, two-strokes vs. four-strokes. We show both Open Class motos, plus the 50cc Sr., 65cc, 80cc, 125A and 250A motos. This Race was held at Buffalo Range just west of Ottawa, Illinois.

#574

WERA Natíl Indianapolis Part 2

06/27/99

We rap up the third hour of racing action at this 4-Hour National Endurance. During the 4th hour with the Team Chicago Helmet Cam, we race to the end. Coverage of the Sundayís National Challenge Series include the Open SuperStock, Formula 2 and 600 SuperStock races.

#573

WERA Natíl Indianapolis Part 1

06/26/99

At Indianapolis Raceway Park just west of Indianapolis, we begin this 4-Hour National event. The Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to measure and install AirTECH Racing fiberglass on the Yamaha R-6. A close look at this racetrack comes with racing action with the Team Chicago Helmet-Cam. Show ends with racing in the third hour.

#571

WERA Natíl Roebling Road Part 2

06/06/99

We return to the racing action at the track outside of Savannah, Georgia. With the conclusion of this 4-hour race, we check out the action of the Sunday sprint races including Open SuperStock, 600 SuperStock, 125 GP and Formula 2.

#570

WERA Natíl Roebling Road Part 1

06/05/99

We travel to the eastern shoreline in Georgia to race this four-hour National Endurance. After the start of this race, we pick up the 1999 Yamaha YZF600 R-6 at Kerstingís Cycle Center in North Judson, Indiana and we check out some of the vintage motorcycles they have on display. Returning to the racing action we cover the first two hours.

#569

Do It in the Dirt

05/30/99

Along with the staff from OPEN ROAD RADIO we travel to Buffalo Range in Illinois to do some trail riding. Along with my grandson, Brandon we check out the motocross track. We look at some vintage racing footage from the late 1940ís showing scramble racing and off-road riding. The Team Chicago Tech Tip shows how to install the Moose Engine Guard. We rap it up with the girls from the radio show riding dirt bikes.

#567

WERA Natíl Gingerman Part 2

05/09/99

Conclusion of the six hour endurance. We talk to Paul Penzo from Canada. Grif Allen raps up this 6 hour race. We check out the racing action of the WERA National Challenge Series on Sunday. We cover the 1100 SuperStock, 750 SuperStock and 600 SuperStock classes.

#566

WERA Natíl Gingerman Part 1

05/08/99

We travel to West Michigan just 6 miles east of Lake Michigan for the 2nd WERA National. This six hour event starts in the rain with team taking it easy. After the first three hours, the rain let up and the teams up the speed. Interview with Tracy Shidler, one of the racers on The Leaning Lizards Racing.

#565

The MOOSE RUN Part 2

05/02/99

This is the Sunday event, the baddest, meanest, toughest off-road race in the United States. The action is covered from start to finish. 100 miles through Western Illinois.

#564

The MOOSE RUN Part 1

05/01/99

This is the Saturday event with 50ís, 60ís, 80ís and the Vintage groups on this off-road course. This is the fun run. Check out the track with the TEAM CHICAGO Helmet-Camera.

#563

MEGACROSS

05/01/99

We travel to Mendota, Illinois for the Friday night action Stadium Motocross races featuring the 125A and 250A races.

#562

Road Test 1999

04/22/99

Along with the staff from OPEN ROAD RADIO we test some 1999 Cruiser motorcycles including Harleyís, Yamahaís, Hondas and Kawasakiís. Also included with this show is a clip from the studio of OPEN ROAD RADIO and Vintage footage of the 1953 Peoria National TT.

#561

WERA Natíl at Talladega Part 2

04/18/99

The conclusion of the 4 hour race with Team Chicago winning in Middleweight SuperStock Class. We also look at Sundayís National Challenge sprints races: 750 SuperStock, Open SuperStock, Formula 2, 600 SuperStock and Novice 600 SuperBike. We interview David Swats from Roadracing World Magazine.

#560

WERA Natíl at Talladega Part 1

04/17/99

We show the first 2 and Ĺ hours of this Four Hour event. With the TC Helmet-Cam we look at this track in Alabama. Team Chicago leads in Middleweight SuperStock class. Also included a Dunlop Tire tech tip about tire pressure with Jeff Henderson.

#559

FREE Roadrace School at Grattan Raceway

04/10/99

Team Chicago conducts this free school. Started in 1993, we look back through the years to the various instructors that have been part of this school. Also track clips including Team Chicago Helmet-Camera.

#557

My 10 Favorite

04/03/99

First we travel to North Judson, Indiana to Kerstingís Motorcycle Dealers and Museum to ride the brand new 1999 Excelsior Henderson. Then at the Field Museum in Chicago I video tape and comment my ten favorite motorcycles in the ART OF THE MOTORCYCLE. We return to Kerstingís to ride a 1948 Ariel Four Square.

#556

Something New, Something Old.

03/20/99

Using the setting of the Field Museum in Chicago, we first return to Four & Six Cycle in Chicago to check out Computrack, the frame straighten system, then we check out the goings on at the Museum, and we look at a brief clip from the fun race held indoors at Thunder Dome.

#552

90 Minute Ice Race Part 2

02/01/99

Conclusion of this 90 minute ice race viewed with the Team Chicago Helmet-Cam with action from this 2 mile track marked by Christmas trees.

#551

90 Minute Ice Race Part 1

02/01/99

On Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin, Dan Schmitt rides this entire 90 minute race with the Team Chicago Helmet-Cam. Included in this show is comments from some of the competitors.

#550

3-Hour Ice Race Endurance Part 2

01/24/99

Conclusion of this 3 hour race with more comments from the racers.

#549

3-Hour Ice Race Endurance Part 1

01/24/99

First one and one-half hour of this ice race endurance held in Wisconsin. We watch the start with three classes speeding to challenge this national level race. We receive comments from some of the racers.

#542

The RACE í98 Part 2

11/08/98

entire 100-mile race is covered from various parts of the baddest off-road race in the country. Through cornfields across rivers and into the woods the action never ends.

#541

The RACE í98 Part 1

11/07/98

Saturdayís action from Morrison, Illinois includes the 50, 60 and 80cc classes with interview with 60cc winner, Tommy Furtune. Youngster, Brandon Griffith is also interviewed. Show concludes with the 40-mile off-road race for vintage bikes.

#539

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 2

10/17/98

With Grif Allan continuing to do the openings, we cover the last 2 hours of this event. The trophy presentation is shows and some of the National Challenge races including Open SuperStock, 750 SuperStock, Formula 1 and 600 SuperStock.

#538

WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 1

10/16/98

The final WERA National Endurance of the year. Watching the battle for the title between Semoff Brother Racing and Arclight Suzuki. We interview Chris Hughes from Arclight and Glenn Szarek from SBR. We cover the first 2 hours of the 4-hour race.

#537

WERA Natíl Texas World Part 2

09/20/98

The continuation of the 6 hour endurance. Opening with Team Chicago Helmet camera footage we cover the last 3 hours of the Texas event. Sundayís National Challenge Races include both the 600 SuperStock and Open SuperStock races.

#536

WERA Natíl Texas World Part 1

09/19/98

In College Station, Texas we compete in this 6 Hour National Endurance. The racing action is covered from various spots on this track with Team Chicago Helmet Camera footage included. The first three hours of this event are covered.

#534

WERA Natíl Putnam Park Part 2

08/23/98

Continuing the race coverage with the Team Chicago Helmet Camera, we cover the last three hours of this National. The two races of the National Challenge Series viewed are the 600 SuperStock and 750 SuperStock.

#533

WERA Natíl Putnam Park Part 1

08/22/98

Just west of Indianapolis, this is the site of a 6-Hour National Endurance. After the start, we receive a Dunlop Tech Tip from Matt McCord. Coverage continues through the third hour.

#532

WERA Natíl Summit Point Part 2

08/02/98

The last two hours of this race conclude this 4-hour National Endurance. The 600 SuperStock race on Sunday is covered with great crash by Mark Joung. Then traveling to Woodstock, Illinois, we check the Bikini Bike Wash at Cycle Craft Yamaha.

#531

WERA Natíl Summit Point Part 1

08/01/98

Sixty miles from Washington D.C., at the eastern edge of West Virginia, we race this 4-hour race. Interview with Sam Flemming of Army of Darkness. With the Team Chicago Helmet-Camera we have birds eye view of this track First two hours covered.

#527

WERA Natíl Grattan Part 2

07/12/98

The continuation of the 8 hour endurance, we interview Paul Youngman of Semoff Brothers Racing and Russel Mascar of Tapeworks. After the conclusion of this National race, the National Challenge races covered include 1100 SuperStock, Formula 2 and 600 SuperStock..

#526

WERA Natíl Grattan Part 1

07/11/98

Just northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan is Grattan Raceway site of the WERA 6 Hour National Endurance. After the start of this race, our tech tip include the mounting of the Team Chicago Helmet Camera on the new HJC Helmet. Coverage continues through the 4th Hour

#524

WERA Natíl Indianapolis Part 2

06/26/98

Continuing the coverage of this four hour race. We see #57 crash and lose the lead. #2 also crashes out of race. Coverage of some of the races of this INDY CYCLE JAM include B SS Expert, Vintage with Formula RD, B Production Novice and A SuperSport.

#523

WERA Natíl Indianapolis Part 1

06/25/98

We travel to Indianapolis Raceway Park for this four hour National Endurance. We check out the first 2 hours. Included is the tech tip about installing a FACTORY Jet Kit. We watch the technicians from Champion Spark Plug take heat range test from the YZF600 Yamaha and John Miller explains the charts.

#520

WERA Natíl Roebling Road Part 2

06/14/98

Conclusion of the 6 Hour National, interview with rider of winning team, Chris Hughs, and we look at National Challenge sprints: 600 SuperStock, 750 SuperStock, Clubman class and Novice 600 SuperStock.

#519

WERA Natíl Roebling Road Part 1

06/13/98

We look at the first 4 hours of this 6-Hour National held close to Savannah, Georgia. I interview Mark McDaniels of Arc Light Racing.

#515

WERA Natíl Atlanta MotorSpeedway Part 2

05/17/98

Conclusion of the 4 hour race. Some of the National Challenge races include 750 Novice SuperBike, 600 SuperStock and Formula 2. Also included are clips from the Mud Bog Race in Morrison, Illinois.

#514

WERA Natíl Atlanta MotorSpeedway Part 1

05/16/98

First 2 hours of this 4-hour National race at this famous NASCAR track. I show how to make racing numbers and install vinyl cut artwork.

#512

The MOOSE RUN í99

05/02/98

Dan Schmitt rides the Saturday event with the Team Chicago Helmet-camera. On Sunday, the baddest, toughest off-road motorcycle race is held outside Morrison, Illinois. The action is covered with comments from Jeff Fredette, Fred Andrews, Rodney Smith, Dick Burleson, Steve Hatch and the Englishman, Edmondson.

#511

WERA Natíl Memphis Part 2

04/26/98

Conclusion of the 6 Hour National. We interview racer, Mark Joung, and look at some of the National Challenge races including 600 SuperStock, 750 SuperStock and the Novice 600 SuperStock.

#510

WERA Natíl Memphis Part 1

04/25/98

First four hours of this 6 hour race. We install the Kit Racing Frame Protectors on the Yamaha YZF 600. The Dunlop Tech tip is with Matt McCord of Race Tire Service.

#507

WERA Natíl at Talladega 1998 Part 2

04/05/98

Conclusion of the four hour event. We interview John Ulrich, editor of Roadracing World Magazine. We check out the Sundayís National sprints including 600 SuperStock, Formula 125, 750 SuperStock and the Novice 750 SuperStock race.

#506

WERA Natíl at Talladega 1998 Part 1

04/04/98

First three hours of this Four Hour event. We check out Dunlop tires for hardness and mix racing gas with the Torco additive. We then look at some of the motorcycles in the Barber Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

#473

AHRMA Nat'l Peoria

Stating with the trials event at the Peoria Motorcycle Club-grounds, we then move to the TT action. 2 time National Champion, Dick Mann is interviewed and we show action from the 1949 TT National.

#472

WERA Nat'l Indianapolis Raceway Park Part 2

Conclusion of the 4 hour national.

#471

WERA Nat'l Indianapolis Raceway Park Part 1

First 3 hours of this four hour endurance, interview with Arclight Racing's riders and we finish installing the Dynojet kit in the Yamaha YZF600

#469

WERA Nat'l Endurance Gateway

Four hour National Endurance at this super-speedway Four hour National Endurance at this super-speedway plus interview with Mark Zalke, rider with Team Chicago

#465

WERA Nat'l Endurance Hallett Part 2

Last 2 hours of endurance, interview with Mark Junge of Nielsen Racing and 600 SuperStock Race plus Novice Production race.

#464

WERA Nat'l Road Atlanta Part 2

05/01/97

Conclusion of the 6 hour national. Dunlop present a tech tip on tire size and we see the 1100 and 600 expert SuperStock races with the 600 Novice Production race.

#463

WERA Nat'l Road Atlanta Part 1

05/01/97

First three hours of this national endurance, along with the painting and prep of the AirTech Fiberglass make up this show. Team Chicago Helmet-Cam shows this track located 40 Northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

#458

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 2

04/01/97

Final two hours of this endurace is shown. We fit the AirTech Fiberglass on the YZF600. Brian Lantz is interviewed. Of the National Sprint races, both the Expert 600 Superstock and the Novice 600 Production races are shown.

#457

WERA Nat'l Talladega Part 1

04/01/97

First two hours of this endurance. We interview with the caption of Team Fury and we pick up the 1997 YZF600 Yamaha at Rich's Yamaha in Lockport, Illinois. The Team Chicago Helmet-Cam show this track.

Last update: March 14, 2002