Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Blackhawk Farms Friday August 21, 2020

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

About this event

Join the Badger Bimmers for a drivers’ education day at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.

All students and instructors get four 25 minute on-track sessions.  If you have questions about the event email Darcy Yench ( Please read the requirements for the event before registering.

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 our diving events, please download this document and read through it for helpful hints and tips for preparing yourself before you get to be track.

The following fees apply:

Novice and Intermediate group students - $245 through July 27, $260 starting July 28.

Advanced group students - $245 through July 27, $260 starting July 28 through August 9, $295 starting August 10

Instructors - FULL-register for a regular run group.

Introduction to DE $40 (Rides with instructors and novice class attendance, no on track driving).

Refunds for cancelation before August 7th will issued for the amount paid minus a $60 processing fee.

No refunds for cancelations after August 7, 2020..

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.

Event requirements

Helmets must have Snell specification from 2010 or 2015.  Helmets that meet BMW CCA Club Racing eligibility rules at the time of the event are also allowed. Helmet rental is also available at the BHF store behind the concession stand.(These presently include SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860, subject to change.)

Drivers must be at least 18 years old.

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

South Beloit, IL
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


Driver School organized by

BMW CCA - Badger Bimmers Chapter

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