When I was a kid growing up, I used to wait for my dad to come home
on his BSA. When I heard that motorcycle coming, I’d put my helmet
on and when he pulled up, I’d jump on the back and we’d go for a ride
on what was then country roads.
I’ve been fortunate over the years to stay in motorcycling. A few
years out of college, a friend of mine took me to the Springfield Mile
for an AMA Grand National race. At the time, I was producing stock
car races for television. I returned home with goosebumps still on my
arms thinking about flat track racing.
A few weeks later, I had formed a plan. With the help of my friend
Dave Despain, I was going to bring motorcycle racing to the screen on
a regular basis. So, I quit my job and started traveling the country,
shooting every race on the schedule. Thirty years later, I think I’ve
covered every discipline of motorcycle racing as well as the wonderful
culture of our non-racing motorcycle community.
XcelerateTV was created for motorcyclists by motorcyclists. I’ve
surrounded myself with enthusiasts who have helped me bring you a
network for the powersports community—one that’s a mix of great
historical races, builder shows, riding instruction, road tests, lifestyle
and even e-bike stories, the newest chapter in two-wheel evolution.
Please take the time to explore the XcelerateTV app. We will be
constantly adding new content every week, including live events in
the near future. If you have story ideas or want to get in touch, click
on the contact page and send me a note. We are always looking for
suggestions for how we can make XcelerateTV your preferred
destination. We’ll keep you updated on the latest stories through our
social media channels, newsletter, and web site. Check out Instagram
#xceleratetv and our Facebook page
Few things have stirred my life as profoundly as two wheels, and it is
my goal to feed your riding passion through XcelerateTV.
Rev. Ride. Race.
—Chet Burks, President.
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