Steve Crevier was a veteran of over a decade of AMA professional road racing when he finally broke through and won the Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport Championship in 1998. Crevier won the Mid-Ohio event and scored four additional podium finishes.
The Supersport Series was packed with talent in 1998, perhaps the most talent-filled season of the series. There were seven winners in the series that year – Crevier, Doug Chandler, Nicky Hayden, Miguel Duhamel, Ben Bostrom, Aaron Yates, and Larry Pegram.
Crevier, racing for Yoshimura Suzuki, edged out Kawasaki’s Chandler by 13 points to win the championship. Third in the series was Eric Bostrom, followed by Nicky Hayden, Ben Bostrom, Jason Pridmore, Tommy Hayden, Larry Pegram, Steve Rapp and Aaron Yates rounding out the top ten.
Not a bad group of racers Crevier topped that year.
A young Steve Patterson leads Alan Bertagnoli (14) and Sam Wardrip in WERA C Superbike action at Blackhawk Farms in August of 1989. Keith Merryfield (710) came into the corner too hard and is in the process of running off the track. Bertagnoli came up to win the race over Patterson. Merryfield recovered from his off-track excursion to finish fourth.
Chris Martin has an interesting take at SPEEDTV.com on contrasting MotoGP and AMA Superbike without their respective top riders. Click here for the article.
At Road America the Human Race Team won its second AMA/CCS Endurance Race of the 1991 season with riders Dale Quarterley and Tommy Douglas. The Human’s led nearly the entire race on its Yamaha FZR1000-powered Bimota Dieci and pulled away from defending champs, Dutchman Racing to win by a lap. Team Toomer rode its Kawasaki ZX-6 to victory in the GTU class and finished a remarkable third overall. The win put the Human Race Team in the points chase for the AMA Endurance Championship. Dutchman went on to win the series championship.