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Thursday, May 24, 2012 01:58 am

Revved up


You’ll start seeing motorcycles in numbers the next two weekends. The Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association TT (Tourist Trophy) and Springfield Mile Motorcycle Races take place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds May 25-27. May 29-June 1 is the American Motorcycle Association Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships. These wildly popular races charge in with the Amateur TT Race on Friday, May 25. Gates open at noon with the flat-track contest kicking off at 5 p.m. The TT National Race begins Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. Sunday is the Springfield Mile Nationals with the mile-long race around the track held at 1 p.m. Gates open at 9 am. The Springfield Mile seats in the Grandstand. TT races seat in the multi-arena. Admission ranges from $35 for adults the day of the race, to $5 for children 12 and under. The race goes on Tuesday, May 29, with the One-Mile Track; May 30 TT Race; May 31 Short Track Race; and Friday, June 1, One-Half Mile Track.

IMDA TT and Springfield Mile Motorcycle Races
Friday, May 25, 5pm
Saturday, May 26, 7pm
Sunday, 27, 1pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds