Team Chicago is a National Team racing the WERA National Endurance Series Team Chicago Challenge is a weekly motorcycle racing television show.

SHOWS PRODUCED IN 1998

 #495 Ice Racing CWIRA Neilsville, Part 1

 #496 Ice Racing CWIRA Neilsville, Part 2

 #497 Ice Racing Antigo, Part 1

 #498 Ice Racing Antigo, Part 2

 #499 Ice Racing New Lisbon

 #500, SHOW #500  In this show the history of the TV show is covered starting with some of the first shows from the 1980ís.

 #501, SHOW #501 The History of Team Chicago Challenge continues with action footage for all kinds of racing.

#502 AHRMA Natíl Florida Part 1, March 2-3, 1998

#503 AHRMA Natíl Florida Part 2 March 2-3, 1998

#504 AHRMA Natíl Florida Part 3, March 2-3, 1998

#505 Spring Ď 98

#506 WERA Natíl at Talladega 1998 Part 1 April 4, 1998 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.

#507 WERA Natíl at Talladega 1998 Part 2, April 4-5, 1998. 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.

#508 FREE Roadrace School at Grattan

  #509 Little Muddy Enduro

 #510 WERA Natíl Memphis   Part 1  April 25, 1998. 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.

#511 WERA Natíl Memphis  Part 2, April 25-26, 1998. 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.

 #512 THE MOOSE RUN, May 2, 1998. 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.

  #513 MEGACROSS

#514 WERA Natíl Atlanta MotorSpeedway, Part 1, May 16, 1998. 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.

  #515 WERA Natíl Atlanta MotorSpeedway, Part 2, May 16-17, 1998. 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.

 

  #516 4-Star Half Mile

  #517 AHRMA Natíl Road America, Part 1, June 19-21, 1998

  #518 AHRMA Natíl Road America, Part 2, June 19-21, 1998

  #519 WERA Natíl Roebling Road, Part 1, June 13, 1998. 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.

#520 WERA Natíl Roebling Road, Part 2, June 13-14, 1998.  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

  #521 AHRMA Natíl Grattan, Part 1, June 19-21, 1998

  #522 AHRMA Natíl Grattan, Part 2, June 19-21, 1998

   

#523 WERA Natíl Indianapolis Raceway Park, Part 1, June 27, 1998. 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.

#524 WERA Natíl Indianapolis Raceway Park, Part 2, June 27-28, 1998.  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.

#525 Extreme Racing

#526 WERA Natíl Grattan Raceway, Part 1 July 11, 1998. 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 includes the mounting of the Team Chicago Helmet Camera on the new HJC Helmet. Coverage continues through the 4th Hour

#527 WERA Natíl Grattan Raceway, Part 2 July 11-12, 1998  The final half of this 6- hour endurance, we interview Paul Youngman of Semoff Brothers Racing and Russel Mascar of Tapeworks. After the conclusion of this Endurance race, the National Challenge races covered include 1100 SuperStock, Formula 2 and 600 SuperStock.

#528 West Michigan G.P.

#529 Lake County SuperCross, Part 1, July 27, 1998

#530 Lake County SuperCross, Part 2, July 27, 1998

 

#531 WERA Natíl Summit Point, Part 1, August 1, 1998. 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.

#532 WERA Natíl Summit Point, Part 2, August 1-2, 1998.  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.

 

#533 WERA Natíl Putnam Park   Part 1, August 22, 1998, 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.

#534 WERA Natíl Putnam Park   Part 2, August 22-23, 1998, 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.

#535 GLRRA at Grattan, August 29, 1998

#536 WERA Natíl Texas World Part 1, September 19, 1998,  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.

#537 WERA Natíl Texas World Part 2, September 19-20, 1998. 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.

 

#538 WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 1, October 16, 1998. 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.

#539 WERA GNF Road Atlanta Part 2, October 16-18, 1998. 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.

#540 Bitter End Enduro, October 31, 1998

#541, THE RACE Ď98, Part 1, November 7, 1998. 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. 

#542, THE RACE Ď98, Part 2, November 8, 1998. The 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

#543 The Legends of Chicagoland M/C Racing Brunch, November 29, 1998. The Legends Brunch moved to the Holiday Inn in Elmhurst, Illinois. In this show we show some vintage footage including film footage by Rudy Dolozal, a Ĺ mile race from South Bend, Indiana, May 8, 1949. The 1953 Springfield mile and some Santa Fe footage. Our guest speakers include: George Mack, John Goodpaster, Duke Olliges, Pat McHenry and Basil Proskin.  

#544, Toys for Tots Parade, December 5, 1998, We ride the annual Toys for Tots parade in Chicago, the largest Toys for Tots parade in the country. As part of this show we also look at the video from the Art of the Motorcycle from the Field Museum in Chicago and we watch the vintage footage from the 1952 Daytona race on the beach.

#545,Vintage Racing, the 1961 Laconia Race, Edited: December 12, 1998.  We re-edit the CBS Sport Spectacular coverage of the AMA National roadrace from Laconia in New Hampshire in 1961.

 

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