Riders launch down the long front straight at Memphis Motorsports Park at the AMA Superbike Championship round there in August of 1987. Memphis in early August was not the best thought out idea. Riders and the few fans that braved the shadeless track battled triple-digit temperatures and wilting humidity during the entire race weekend. Suzuki’s Kevin Schwantz, a Houston native who was no stranger to racing in hot, humid conditions, pulled away to an eight-second victory over Honda’s Wayne Rainey. Bubba Shobert rounded out the podium finishers. Doug Polen and Jimmy Filice rounded out the top five.