Chris Carr Returns to Peoria on Farewell Tour

By Marc Strauss

June 17, 2011 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 6:57 PM CDT

He's known as the Prince of Peoria. Motorcycle racing legend Chris Carr is back in Peoria this weekend as part of his farewell tour.

The 44 year-old Carr is retiring from competitive racing after this season. He's short track racing at Peoria Speedway Friday night and then again Sunday at the Peoria Motorcycle Club where he's won a record 13 Grand National titles.

Carr knows he'll always be linked to Peoria even when he's not here.

"I brought my wife on our first date to Peoria to this race. I figured it was the best way to set it hook, line and sinker by bringing her here in my prime," joked Carr.

"My youngest son is named Cameron Lane Carr, which the race track is located on Cameron Lane."

Carr will return one last time on August 21st when he competes in his final Peoria Grand National.