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IDNR Considering Off-Road Riding Park – UPDATE
We would like to thank all off-road enthusiasts who made calls to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, in support of a new off-road riding park. It appears that our calls, and the hard work of ABATE members, made a difference. John Harris from ABATE posted on the support website that both the IDNR Director, Wayne Rosenthal and Governor Bruce Rauner, agree that there needs to be, and there will be, a state-owned OHV Park in the near future.
Rosenthal and Rauner agree that it’s not certain if the Buckhorn site near Mt. Sterling is the right piece of property. The IDNR has already studied a dozen sites and have three or four that are favorable. From conversation with John, it’s likely that sometime in 2017 could be the earliest we get to lay tire tracks at the new park.
It is great to see that OHV enthusiasts are beginning to ban together to achieve a common goal. We need to continue to grow our network of supporters as well as our communication between OHV enthusiasts and our government officials. We will do our best to help with those communications.
Thanks for your support, Jay Williamson and Scott Rendleman
Spring Ride / Poker Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2015. We will offer two routes for this event, just as we did for the 2014 Bruce’s Turkey Run. Choose between a leisurely all-asphalt road ride, and a more challenging Adventure Ride including gravel roads and dirt lanes. GPS data will be available for download to your device.
Stars of Tomorrow Flat Track Series TT is scheduled for Sunday, July 19, 2015. This is PMC’s scheduled round in the 9-race series. This Pro-Am event features a full schedule of District 17 Amateur classes PLUS the two Pro classes race fans normally see on our famous 5/8th mile TT track. Come out and support all up-and-coming amateur racers.
AMA Grand National Championship TT is scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2015. This is the event that PMC is known for… a real fan favorite. Watch all the top-ranked professionals – the best in the sport – race their hearts out to break Henry Wile’s record-setting streak of ten consecutive wins. You won’t want to miss it.
Bruce’s Turkey Run – Ride and Dinner, is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2015. We will definitely hold the road ride on Sunday, but plans are still being considered for a Saturday Adventure Ride, since many riders enjoy both types of riding. For those not familiar with Adventure Rides, they can include gravel roads, tractor lanes and maybe a water crossing! We will still off the traditional turkey dinner.
AMA District 17 Two-Day Observed Trials is scheduled for the weekend of September 19 and 20. This is fun to watch, as riders test their skills, balance and timing. Unlike many forms of motorcycle competition, spectators can get very close to the action for a greater appreciation of the sport.
Visit our Club Events page for links to detailed event pages.
Stars of Tomorrow Flat Track Series is back for 2015, following the success of this exciting new amateur series last year. The racers loved it. The fans loved it. And the clubs were excited to help promote the series. Click Here to go to a listing of the 2015 schedule with dates and location of all nine events.
All of the scheduled events for 2014 are complete. Mother nature tossed us a couple of curve balls our way year, in the form of heavy rains. PMC had to cancel the Stars of Tomorrow & Heroes of Today TT races schedule for Sunday, July 13, due to heavy rains just days before the event. This was very disappointing on a number of levels. One, this event was PMC’s schedule stop in the Stars of Tomorrow Flat Track Series, a new program focused on District 17 Amateur Flat Track racing. Our July event was also a tribute to war veterans; our Heroes of Today. To make matters worse, the rescheduled date of Sunday, August 24, was also rained out due to a really gully washer on Saturday, August 23.
The Budweiser / AMA Pro Grand National Championship TT race on August was a success. Attendance was good despite a cloudy sky in the morning. Race fans who came to the event, saw some very good racing action in both Pro Singles and Expert Singles. The big news of the day was Henry Wiles winning the Expert Singles main event, making that his tenth consecutive GNC TT win at the PMC Race Park.
Our two road ride / poker runs were successful as well. The legendary Bruce’s Turkey Run held on Sunday, September 14, offered something new this year. Actually, it was something old… an Adventure Touring route that took riders down some rugged gravel roads. This was a huge throwback, since the original Turkey Runs hosted by Bruce Walters and PMC, was an On/Off Road ride, with riders slogging through creeks and navigating dirt roads.
The District 17 Two-Day Observed Trials was also a hit, with many new sections for riders to test their balance, agility, timing and judgment. Great weather made the conditions ideal for negotiating logs, rocks, off-camber hillsides and chunks of concrete slabs. What a way to wrap up the year.
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Peoria Motorcycle Club promotes and supports the sport of flat track motorcycle racing. We have a strong legacy as many of the top racers in this sport have graced the Peoria TT track on their way to becoming world champions. PMC is committed to continuing that tradition by ensuring today’s young professional racers that they too can become part of the legacy for future generations. As an AMA chartered club, Peoria Motorcycle Club supports motorcyclist rights and advocates many forms of motorcycle riding and racing. PMC is a family oriented club, involving men, women and children alike.
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The following businesses and companies help to financially support TT racing events at Peoria Race Park. Through their generous donations, Peoria Motorcycle Club continues to promote and support the sport of flat track motorcycle racing. All trademarks are the property of the business or company identified by them.
All competitive events hosted by the Peoria Motorcycle Club are governed by a sanctioning body that provides the rules, officiating personnel, scoring and points/record keeping. The American Motorcyclist Association, and AMA Pro Racing, are the leading organizations in the motorcycling industry, having impact on rights, riding and racing. District 17 Club Council is the area’s sanctioning body for AMA amateur racing.
Partnering Clubs and Organizations
We’re proud to work in cooperation with these Central Illinois motorcycle clubs, to promote and hose the Stars of Tomorrow Flat Track Series. It’s nice to know we have each other’s back, while we strive to Support the Sport.
The club can’t run events as large as our TT races without a lot of help. The following local businesses provide valuable services, which we need in order to meet the expectations of our fans, the racers and the people working these events.