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Time Trials @ Blackhawk Farms
July 20 All day
Test your skills at this Time Trial at Blackhawk Farms. Time Trials are lapping sessions with transponder timing (rental transponders will be made available). This event takes place during our full day track day. These are timed sessions for advanced and intermediate drivers only.
Come out for a full day of track driving and Time Trials at an excellent venue in a beautiful setting.
SCCA’s regional full-day event at Blackhawk Farms Raceway is always fun. It offers a non-timed regular Track Event as well as a Time Trials for experienced drivers. The drivers’ meeting is at 9 a.m. to give everyone more time to get there. We hope this will inspire some of you from south of Chicago and north of Milwaukee (and Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, etc.) to participate.
This event is put on by the SCCA Chicago Region.
If you aren’t familiar with Blackhawk Farms, it’s a 1.95-mile, 7-turn private circuit racetrack located in South Beloit, Ill., on 216 scenic acres.
The Track Event is for drivers of all experience levels. Participants will be divided into run groups depending on the number of track days in which they have driven and their demonstrated skills.
The Time Trials is a timed event for intermediate and advanced drivers and instructors ONLY. For safety reasons novices aren’t eligible to participate in the Time Trials. Although a license is not required, we are urging everyone who registers for the Time Trials to get an SCCA Time Trials license. Visit the Time Trials “Driver Eligibility and Licenses” page of SCCA.com to apply. We will accept Time Trials licenses from other organizations. If you have one, please bring it with you when you check in at the event.
The plan is for there to be three run groups total. Each group is scheduled to have five 20-minute sessions. AGAIN FOR 2020 – TRACK SPRINT! The last session of the day for all three groups, including novices, will be a track sprint. This is like an autocross on the race track. Drivers are released one at a time to drive a section of the course. Their time for completing the section is recorded. Drivers get as many runs as will fit in the hour long session.
The entry fee for SCCA members for either the Track Event or Time Trials is $300. For non-members, it’s $315. Not a member? You can join at SCCA.com Transponder rental for the Time Trials is $30. You may use your own transponder, if you wish. You can also use a personal lap timer, but your times won’t be recorded or published.
Lunch is included for all drivers and volunteers.
Check-in on event day begins at 7:30 a.m. The mandatory drivers’ meeting is at 9 a.m., and on-track activities are tentatively scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m.
The schedule calls for three groups running five on-track sessions of approximately 20 minutes each. For safety and everyone’s enjoyment, drivers will be divided into run groups based on skill and experience. You may select your preferred run group during registration, but the registrar reserves the right to change your run group as needed.
Both events will follow SCCA Time Trials Level 1 safety gear and car requirements. These can be found in the Time Trials section of SCCA.com under the “Need to Know” tab. Helmet and close-toed shoes are required for drivers. Trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles, as well as most race cars, are not eligible.
Chicago Region Meeting Schedules
Board of Directors – meets on the second Wednesday of the month (invitation only)
Competition Committee – typically meets on the first Monday of the month
Autocross Committee – typically meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
Track Day Committee – typically meets the 4th Wednesday of the month.
General Membership – Third Wednesday of the month in October, November, January, February, March, and April