June 19, 2024


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Peoria TT races have new champ in JD Beach; Henry Wiles joins PMC

JD Beach gets some air on the jump during the Peoria TT SuperTwins Main Event on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at the Peoria Motorcycle Club. Beach took the title from defending champ Briar Bauman who finished second.

BARTONVILLE — JD Beach joined one prestigious club, while Henry Wiles joined another on Saturday in the 75th Law Tigers Peoria TT grand nationals at Peoria Motorcycle Club Race Park.

Beach joined the coveted winners list for the Super Twins main event for the first time, a race where “King Henry” Wiles and Chris “The Prince of Peoria” Carr became legends for their long win streaks.

Wiles, meanwhile, moved down into the Singles class and won going away. He also did something else:

“I’ve joined the Peoria Motorcycle Club,” the Winn, Mich., native said of the 90-year-old PMC. “This is a place with so much history to it, and I’ve been a part of it. Some day, when I retire, I’m going to bring my kids here and just enjoy this place.”