Sunday, July 13, 2014
The Peoria Motorcycle Club proudly dedicates this day to celebrate Veterans, Active Military and our many Public Servants. These are our Heroes of Today. These brave men and women put their lives on the line for our Freedom and Safety. As part of this celebration we want to call attention to the Peoria Regional Honor Flight, who dedicates their service to making sure veterans receive the honor they deserve.
And while it is a different type of battle ground, the world famous 5/8 mile Peoria TT race track will host another group of dedicated and determined competitors. These are the Stars of Tomorrow. As the title says, this is a Pro/AM TT race - featuring the Pro racers you know and admire, and an excellent group of Up-and-Coming Amateur racers you will soon get to know.
As you may have seen on the Stars of Tomorrow Flat Track Series event page, this event is one of nine races, hosted by five Central Illinois motorcycle clubs. The number one goal of the series is to Support the Sport. And we don’t see any better way to do that than build tomorrow’s Pro ranks with Amateurs who are developing skills today.
In addition to the AMA District 17 Amateur classes, this event includes two AMA Professional classes – Pro Singles and Expert Singles. Whether you come to see the Shining Stars of the Pro classes, or the Stars of Tomorrow in the Amateur classes, you’re going to see a lot of great motorcycle racing at PMC Race Park, on July 13.
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, so we’re taking steps 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 online.
> Clean restrooms for the Ladies.
> Hand washing stations located throughout the park.
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 $15, At the Gate $20 Go to the Ticket Booth page for info about Advance Sale Tickets. Learn where to buy them locally, or order them online.
> Children 13 & Under with a Parent, admitted FREE
> Middle School and High School students, ages 14 – 18, with a valid Student ID, are only $10 at the gate. Since our races run after the school year ends, the ID can be valid for any month in 2014. Expiration dates from 2013 are NOT valid.
Schedule of Events
Because of the added classes in the D17 amateur series, the time table for the day will change. The event is close to four months away and a lot of details have to be settled. As soon as the organizers determine the schedule for the day, we will post it here for your convenience. Check again as the event draws closer. 03/04/14
Open Pits & Autographs
> 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 sign it.
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.
> T-Shirt Sales - Select from event shirts honoring our Veterans, or help support the sport by purchasing a Stars of Tomorrow shirt.
> 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 to exit, which isn’t very easy to do.
NEW for 2014 – Mobility Assistance
We are trying something new in July. For elderly and those with physical challenges that make the walk up and down the hill too difficult to tackle, we will provide rides in both directions. The Handicap Parking Area in the North Lot will be a priority loading area, but we will also serve the South Lot on request.
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.
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. Our recommendation
is to go to the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor Bureau website for a complete list of options. You can also see what else is going on in the area while you are here.
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 motor home, 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
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