Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Midwestern Council April Driver School

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

About this event


ON-LINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! A full information packet is here: 2021 DS1 W2W Entry - final.v3.pdf

Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs is calling all members, racers, and volunteers! We will be hosting the April 2021 Midwestern Council Driver's School at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. This school will include sessions for Wheel-to-Wheel Closed-wheel and Open-wheel cars. You will spend the entire day either on the track or receiving constant feedback from experienced instructors. Wheel-to-Wheel students will receive an MC (MCSCC) 2021 Novice Competition License upon successful completion, and can sign up for the race on Sunday!

Note to all HPDE/Autocross drivers, Instruction will be provided. 

We are defining HPDE/Autocross Practice sessions to also be available with a limit of 15 cars. As an extension to the school, we will also provide an opportunity for a limited number of W-W Track Time slots for those who want to tune up and shake out the cobwebs before the first race Sunday.

The Wheel-to-Wheel Drivers School has two parts. A required classroom session will be conducted online with an online quiz at the end of the classroom session. This classroom session provides drivers all the information that they will need to pass the test and on-track portions of the school. This will cover flags, passing, basic cornering techniques, and much more!

The online portion of the school is optional for Autocross/HPDE and Track Time attendees, who are welcome to sit in as well if desired. Then please be at the track early AM on Saturday and prepared for a long but rewarding day!

A current medical form is required before hitting the track. The MC 2021-22 form is available here and can be uploaded (scan or photo) when you register. We also accept SCCA and FAA medicals.

MCSCC does not guarantee that a student will receive a wheel-to-wheel competition license. MCSCC has licensing reciprocity with other racing organizations, because of this, MCSCC considers the licensing standards and requirements of other organizations in addition to its own standards and requirements.

  • Applicable Standards:
    1. The student has demonstrated a positive general attitude and sportsmanship. This includes traits such as being receptive to instruction and participating respectfully in group meetings and execution of the instruction provided.
    2. The student has gained a satisfactory score on the Wheel-to-Wheel exam.
    3. The student can demonstrate detailed knowledge of flags, race-start procedure, and all other aspects of a race weekend that are covered by the Exam.
    4. The student has demonstrated composure, a good attitude, and Track Presence.
      • Track Presence is defined here as "confidence, awareness, and the overall ability to cope with competition and high-speed driving".
    5. The student has demonstrated competence with Shifting, Braking, and Cornering Techniques.
    6. The student has demonstrated high-speed driving competence.
    7. The student has demonstrated Use of Hand Signals.
    8. The student has demonstrated alertness (use of mirrors, monitoring gauges, and paying attention to corner stations).
    9. The student has demonstrated competence and safety in Passing (situational awareness and execution).


Event requirements

All events at this school require 2021 Midwestern Council membership. A new membership is available in the online entry form, or you may contact the MC club of your choice. Payment is due at the time of registration. For 2021, Midwestern Council requires Snell 2010 or newer helmets as well as a head/neck restraint device.

Participants are required to be 14 to 17 years of age with prior racing experience or 18 years of age or older. Minor participants will have a review process to determine if they are eligible. Details can be found in the entry form.

This event is sanctioned by the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs and is governed by the MC GCR, available at this link: MCSCC - General Competition Rules

During 2021, Midwestern Council still accepts Snell 2010 or newer helmets and requires an approved Head and Neck Restraint device (i.e. HANS, NecksGen, etc.) Next year in the 2022 season, Snell 2015 or newer helmets will be required.

More information is available on our website

Entries (102)

Dale Madsen
Nick Grapsas
Dave Schneider
Kyle Marx
Rich Weaver
Voytek Burdzy
Dale Bahr
Randy Trachsler

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

South Beloit, IL
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