Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Blackhawk Farms Monday, June 17, 2019

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.  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 member of the Badger Bimmer chapter but BMW CCA membership is required.  You can sign-up for a membership on our event registration page. We are offering reduced cost for NEW memberships ($40 instead of $48) through our registration page. We will submit your information and a payment of $48 to BMW CCA to establish your membership. The memberships offered through our registration page are available only to those that are not currently members. They are not available for renewing members.

If you need to renew your club membership you can call the national headquarters at 800-878-9292. When you renew be sure to ask for your membership number, you'll need it to complete your registration. You can also join the club by visiting the national BMW CCA website.

The following fees apply:

Novice and intermediate group students - $230 through May 14th, $245 starting May 15th.

Advanced group students - $230 through May 14th, $245 starting May 15th through June 4th, $280 starting June 5th

Instructors - $125 You will need the instructor code, email Darcy Yench (

NEW! Instructor Season Pass - $400 - advance approval required. This fee will register you as an instructor for June and August BHF and O'Fast (Saturday and Sunday) 2018 - and save you $100 vs. registering for each separately.  Please email Darcy Yench ( for the code you will need to register using this option. The registration fee is not refundable after May 31st.

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

Refunds for cancelation before May 31st will issued for the amount paid minus a $60 processing fee.

No refunds for cancelations after June 1.

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. (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


HPDE organized by

BMW CCA - Badger Bimmers Chapter

Event over!