About this event
Join the Badger Bimmers for a drivers’ education day at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.
Masks are recommended if not fully COVID vaccinated and at this time must be worn in the Medical Center.
All students and instructors get four 25 minute on-track sessions. If you have questions about the event email Darcy Yench (DEC@BadgerBimmers.org). Please read the requirements for the event before registering. We will continue to use lead/follow instruction at our event.
Download and fill out tech and medical forms HERE and HERE. Bring the completed forms with you to registration on the day of the event.
This event is being run using BMW CCA rules. No convertibles with hard tops are allowed. Among other things, this means that open top cars must have full roll cages, race seats, harnesses and arm restraints. Open top cars must also have a log book from a recognized race series such as SCCA, NASA or PCA.
All participants at our DE events must be members of the BMW CCA. It's not necessary that you be a member of the Badger Bimmer chapter but BMW CCA membership is required. You can sign-up for a membership on our event registration page for NEW membership at a $5 discount. We will submit your information and a payment of $53 to BMW CCA to establish your membership. The memberships offered through our registration page will establish you as a NEW member of the Badger Bimmers regardless of where you live. If you need to RENEW your club membership you can add a year here or call the national headquarters at 800-878-9292 for more options. When you renew be sure to ask for your membership number if you don't know it, you'll need it to complete your registration online. You can also join the club by visiting the national BMW CCA website.
If you are new to driving events, please download this document and read through it for helpful hints and tips for preparing yourself before you get to be track. www.hpde-1st-timer.com
The following fees apply:
Novice and Intermediate group students - $255 through July 15, $270 starting July 16.
Advanced group students - $255 through July 15, $270 starting July 16 through August 1, $305 starting August 2
Instructors - $145
Introduction to DE $25 (Novice class attendance, no rides or on track driving).
Refunds for cancelation before August 10th will issued for the amount paid minus a $75 processing fee.
No refunds for cancelations after August 10, 2021.
Blackhawk Farms is a 1.95 mile, 7 turn private circuit racetrack located in South Beloit, Illinois on 216 acres. The track is on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois, within 90 miles of both Milwaukee and Chicago. During the off-season Blackhawk is making significant improvements to both the track and the facilities. Visit the Blackhawk web site to see pictures of the improvements.
Many automobile insurance policies now exclude coverage for events that take place on a race track. The only way to know if your policy still covers driving schools is to read your policy. If you find that your policy does not cover our driving schools you can purchase event insurance from Lockton Affinity Motorsports. BMW CCA members get a discount on the purchase of both single and multiple event driving school insurance.
Helmets must have Snell SA, M or K specification from 2010 - 2020. Helmets that meet BMW CCA Club Racing eligibility rules at the time of the event are also allowed. Helmet rental is NOT available at the BHF due to Covid restrictions. This is the last year for Snell 2010 helmets.
Snell SA sticker must be attached inside.
Helmets and garage rental is available from Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Go to http://www.blackhawkfarms.com/pit-stop/rentals/ for more information.
APPAREL - Full-length pants, long sleeved shirts, socks and full shoes are required. (Bare feet, sandals, and open toed shoes are not permitted.)
Drivers must be at least 18 years old.