2012 Vintage TT Rained Out - Check In Early Next Year For Our 2013 Schedule
August 26, 2012 - AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship TT
This year fans have the opportunity to see two Vintage Dirt Track races. PMC is hosting a TT race on Sunday, August 26, 2012 as part of the AMA Vintage National Championship Series. This is a small change from the vintage TT races we've held in recent years, but one that should bring even more entries to the event. In addition to all the vintage bike classes, we are also running two modern bike support classes - 250 Amateur and 450 Amateur.
Schedule: Gates Open: 8:00 am Racer Registration: 8:30 am Practice: 11:00 am Racing: 12:30 am
Tickets: $10 at the Gate
2012 Vintage Short Track Event was a Success!
The other event kicking off the weekend was a Vintage Short Track race at Peoria Speedway on Friday, August 24, 2012. This event was operated by Steve Nace Racing Promotions, who also operated the PMC TT race in June, and the Short Track race at Peoria Speedway, on August 10. This event had all of the vintage classes PLUS modern bike support classes, including 65cc, 85cc, 250 Amateur, Open Amateur and Veteran 30+.
We successfully completed our 2011 AHRMA Vintage TT race. This event is a tradition at PMC, which brings back a lot of nostalgia for the day. The bikes entered in the vintage classes could have run here as brand new machines, over the many years that PMC has hosted the AMA Grand National Championship TT. Who knows, some of them may have raced here in to 50s, 60s or 70s. Just think, in 30 years, Henry Wiles' 2011 Kawasaki KX450F may run here as a vintage bike. What's even better, some of the racers at this event may be the original owners.
This event also provided an opportunity for amateur racers on modern bikes to try their skills on a fast, natural terrain TT track. The Open-Singles Amateur TT class showcases modern bikes, ridden by hot shoes working their way up to pro-level racing. This class offers a good contrast to the vintage bikes, to show how far the machinery has come over the years.