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Fans of all eras of dirt-track competition will get a special
treat this Aug. 24 and 26 when the period-correct vintage race bikes of the
American Motorcyclist Association Vintage Dirt Track National Championship
Series converge on one of the country's most historic dirt-track venues in
"You don't get much more classic or unique than the Peoria
TT, and we are excited that the rolling thunder of the AMA Vintage Dirt Track
National Championship Series will visit the famed track," said AMA Director of
Racing Joe Bromley. "With two days of racing and competition in both
short-track and TT, fans will get plenty of opportunity to see history come
alive at Peoria."
The doubleheader event will kick off with short-track
racing on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Peoria Motorcycle Speedway for round 13 of
the national championship series.
"Dirt-track racing is one of the most
thrilling shows on two wheels," said Steve Nace of Steve Nace Racing, which
will promote the Friday night short-track event. "We're really excited to be at
Peoria this weekend, and we're looking forward to a great crowd of race fans to
cheer on these racers."
Then, on Sunday, Aug. 26, racers will compete in
the historic Peoria TT.
"The Peoria Motorcycle Club, being one of the
oldest and most prestigious clubs in the AMA, is proud to host the AMA Vintage
Dirt Track National Championship Series at the PMC Race Track on Aug. 26," said
Bert Sanders, PMC race director. "Hope to see you here."
night short-track will include several modern support classes in addition to
the vintage program. The Sunday TT will include one amateur open support class
that will allow modern race bikes. Contact the individual event promoters for
The AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship
Series recognizes national champions in period-correct classes that reflect the
storied history of AMA dirt-track competition. From the original factory Class
A racing in the 1920s to the Class C production-based structure that emerged
shortly after, dirt-track competition wrote much of the early history of racing
in America. Today's rules are written so the class structure reflects the
diverse eras of dirt track's history while avoiding non-traditional
modifications that violate the spirit of a vintage meet.