AMA Grand National Championship TT Winners
Peoria Motorcycle Club is home to the longest running event in the AMA Flat Track series. The championship event dates back to 1947, and many famous racers have graced the podium since then. Taking the top step is a real honor, since it is not easily earned.
Racers who have multiple wins at PMC, have done so by developing a “relationship” with the track. They have a feel for Illinois clay and how it holds moisture or develops a blue groove depending on the weather. They understand the unique differences between corners 1-2 and 3-4. They know where to launch from the jump, and where to land as they set up for the dog leg. They also know what fans want to see and how to deliver that level of performance.
Here are the legendary riders, who have taken the checkered flag at an AMA Grand National Championship TT at PMC Race Park.
|Lowell Rettinger||1947||Eddie Mulder||1965-66|
|Herman Dahlke||1947||Jim Rice||1970|
|Bill Miller||1948-49, 1952||Mert Lawwill||1973|
|Bill Douglas||1948||Kenny Roberts||1974|
|Roger Soderstrom||1949-50, 1952-53||Sonny Burres||1975|
|Jim Phillips||1951||Steve Eklund||1976|
|Joe Leonard||1953-56, 1960-61||Chuck Joyner||1978|
|Ed Kretz||1955||Jay Springsteen||1979, 83|
|Brad Andres||1956||Scott Pearson||1980-81|
|Al Gunter||1957||Randy Goss||1982|
|George Everett||1957-58||Ricky Graham||1984-85|
|Dick Dorresteyn||1958||Bubba Shobert||1987|
|Dick Mann||1959, 64, 67, 69, 72||Andy Tresser||1996|
|Duane Buchanan||1959||Joe Kopp||1997|
|Bart Markel||1960-63, 65, 68||Chris Carr||1986, 88-95, 98-01|
|Dick Hammer||1962||Nicky Hayden||2002|
|Sid Payne||1963||J.R. Schnabel||2003|
|Ronnie Rall||1964||Henry Wiles||2004-06, 2008-16|