August 17, 2014
This event is the foundation of our legacy, going all the way back to 1947. Many of the best motorcycle racers in the world have graced our track and grounds, on their way to being crowned Grand National Champion. And as much as we honor our heritage and talk about club history, we can’t live in the past. We’re also looking toward the future and taking steps to shape tomorrow’s history, today.
Family Tradition / Family Value
A lot of the folks who come through our gates are second and third generation Peoria TT race fans. We often talk to adults who tell us they were at our track a lot while growing up, because their dad or uncle raced here back in the day. Experiencing a Peoria TT race with your kids (or nephew or niece) is a great way for them to connect with local history, while building memories for them to carry forward.
Peoria Motorcycle Club urges you to bring your family to our events. We work hard to make our facilities and program more welcoming. Some of the things you’ll find include:
> Reduced, youth-friendly admission fees.
> Easier-to-purchase Advance Sale tickets – now available HERE…online.
> Clean, fresh restrooms for the Ladies.
> Soap & Water Hand Washing Station in the infield.
> Shaved Ice, Lemonade Shake-Ups, Cotton Candy,
> Face painting for the kids,
> SPECIAL Appearance by the Smage Brothers, precision stunt riders, who were featured on America’s Got Talent! If you saw them last year, you know this is an awesome show. (This appearance is made possible in cooperation with Cupi’s Motor Mall and Peoria Motorcycle Club.)
Click here to learn more.
PROHIBITED AREA: In compliance with the State of Illinois Concealed Carry Law, sporting venues such as PMC Race Park, are a prohibited area. NO Concealed Carry Firearms are permitted for those attending this event.
> Advance Sale Tickets $20, At the Gate $25
…Go to the Ticket Booth page for info about Advance Sale Tickets.
…Learn where to buy them locally, or how to order them online.
* * * Advanced Sale Tickets for the rained out July 13 race, PLUS $5, will be accepted for this event. VIP passes and Complementary tickets were valid for July 13 ONLY. They will NOT be accepted in August. * * *
> Children 13 & Under with a Parent, admitted FREE
> Students, ages 14 – 18, presenting a valid School ID, are only $15 at the gate. Since our race runs during the summer, the ID can be valid for any month in 2014. Expiration dates from 2013 are NOT valid.
Schedule of Events
> 7:00 am…..Racer Registration / Pitting Begins
> 8:00 am…..Gates Open to the Public
> 10:45 am…..Practice Sessions
> 2:00 pm…..Heat Races Begin
> Intermission (length based on the needs of the officials)
> Main Events.….We will broadcast over the PA before the first main event begins, so spectators can return to their favorite viewing spot.
Open Pits & Autographs, Photos and Video
> The pit area is open for a while prior to the races beginning, allowing fans to take a closer look at all the high-performance machines and to say hello to (or have your photo taken with) your favorite racer.
> Some race teams may have merchandise for sale, and you can have it autographed right on the spot. Or bring your own shirt, poster or autograph book, and ask your favorite stars to sign it.
> Unlike many entertainment venues, you are welcome to bring your video or still camera, smartphone camera or iPad camera. Capture all the shots you want to show friends and family (who weren’t fortunate enough to be there in person) or to build your own memories.
Concession & Beverage Stands
> PMC has several concessions stands throughout the park, serving our world-famous PMC Burgers (made with secret ingredients), butterfly pork chops, hot dogs, chips, nachos, candy and soft drinks. Our prices are very reasonable – far better than most entertainment and sporting venues… anywhere!
> The Bartonville Lions Club sells ice-cold Budweiser and Bud Lite beer. You must have proper ID to prove your age. THERE IS NO Outside Alcohol Allowed Inside the Gates, beyond the parking lots. If you bring in your vehicle – leave it your vehicle. We perform cooler checks!
Souvenirs, Novelties and Displays
> In addition to the PMC concession stand, you will find several specialty-food vendors in the infield, selling items such as nuts, popcorn and sno-cones.
> We normally have two T-Shirt vendors – one selling shirts with AMA Pro Flat Track graphics, and one selling Peoria TT shirts – silk-screened on the spot, featuring that day’s event.
> Although it varies from year to year, we often have vendors selling items such as hats, sunglasses, glow-sticks, etc.
> A.B.A.T.E. always has a display for their Fallen Rider Fund. We have also allowed charitable organizations such as veteran’s groups to display their information.
..Notice: If you are interested in having a Vendor Booth at one of our events, please
..contact us via the phone or email addresses listed on the Home page.
> Those with handicap license plates or other permits for disabled parking, may park inside the second gate at the top of the hill overlooking the track. We have a canopy-covered concrete pad to offer a flat and stable place for wheelchairs and folding chairs.
> To access VIP parking, enter the grounds through the North Gate. Look for signs that identify VIP, Press and Handicap Parking. Please DO NOT enter the South Parking Lot near the club house. You will have to turn around, and exiting will not be easy.
Use the map on this page for a bird’s-eye view of where we’re located. Or, navigate to the page titled Where, for a larger map and a way to get driving directions.
Grand National Weekend
> Join us on Saturday morning, when Peo-Taz A.B.A.T.E. leads a motorcycle parade from Peoria Race Park to the Peoria Riverfront. Once there, check out the custom bike show and all the food and vendor booths.
> Saturday night get ready to rock at Riverfront Park, to the music of Tesla, Saliva and Iron Cowgirl Missy. Click here for more info.
> Sunday is race day of course! We’ll be looking for you at the track.
Peoria Area Dining and Lodging
Peoria offers a good variety of restaurant options ranging from fast food to family friendly to elegant dining. Overnight and extended stay visitors also have a wide selection of hotels, motels and inns from which to choose.
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, located at 101 Holiday Street in East Peoria, IL is offering a special rate for Peoria TT fans and racers. Priced at $99 per night, you’ll receive deluxe accommodations in this new and modern facility. Call 1-800-315-2621, or click here for more information and to book a reservation online.
If that doesn’t meet your needs, we also recommend checking out the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor Bureau website for a complete list of options. While you’re on their site, you can also see what else is going on in the area that weekend.
Camp Ground Information
PMC Race Park is not setup for overnight camping, but there are two local camp grounds that are capable of serving your needs if traveling by motorhome, pulling a trailer or have any other means to camp overnight. We recommend one of these two locations:
> Spindler Marina, East Peoria, IL
> Leisure Oaks Park, Bartonville, IL
Special Thanks To . . .
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