Brad Andres and Joe Leonard, both on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, won the 1956 National Championship Tourist Trophy (TT) races sponsored by the Peoria Motorcycle Club. The 45″ TT race was the first race of the day and Brad Andres took the win finishing 14 action packed laps in just 7 minutes and 19.70 seconds. Not to be outdone, Joe Leonard won the 80″ TT race with a lightning fast time of 7 minutes and 16.80 seconds. Both riders were proud of their times and their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. From 1933 to this race in 1957 Harley-Davidson had won 35 out of 39 National TT Championship races.