Sat, Jul 6, 2024

Milwaukee/BVR TT @ Firecracker Bonneau 2024

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

About this event

BE PART OF THE ACTION AT BLACKHAWK FARMS -- FIRECRACKER BONNEAU TIME TRIAL!!

 

Attention Road Racers: This is the registration page for the Time Trials run group ONLY.

Time Trial Drivers, come test your skills at the SCCA Milwaukee/BVR Region Firecracker Bonneau TT at Blackhawk Farms Raceway!  This is a Level One event that takes place on the Saturday of the region's Firecracker Bonneau road races. It is a timed event for advanced and intermediate drivers in eligible vehicles.  Come to drive, stay to watch the wheel-to-wheel racing, and enjoy bench racing with drivers and track workers at the end of the day!

Overview:  All TT drivers will be on track as part of a single TT run group.  We are planning for three 20-minute sessions for the Time Trials run group, although weather and on-track incidents can force adjustments to the schedule.  The first on-track session will be used to seed the entries for the following two sessions.

Entries:  The entry fee for SCCA members for this Time Trial is $195. For non-members, the entry fee of $215 covers your entry + a $20 weekend membership, and the weekend membership fee can be applied to a full SCCA membership. Join at SCCA.com and become eligible for discounts, experiences, and even more fun with cars. Transponder rental for the Time Trials is $30, or you may register and use your own transponder.  Please note that transponders are required for this event.

Vehicle Eligibility:  Race cars and high center-of-gravity vehicles are not eligible for this event. Please click here to see the most current SCCA vehicle classifications for Time Trials.  Again:  race cars are not eligible for the Time Trial  but are encouraged to enter in the Firecracker Bonneau Divisional Road Races and/or the Blackhawk Test Day.

Transponders:  Competitors must secure transponders to participating vehicles. Competitors may use their own transponders with approval from staff. Transponders will also be available for rent for $30 each.

Tentative Schedule:
7:00 AM - 10 AM      Check-in / Tech Inspection at Registration Building
10:30 AM                  Mandatory drivers' meeting at Pavilion

Approx. 10:55 AM     On track for first session

Download the Schedule here:
2024-Firecracker-Schedule.pdf

Licenses:  Although an SCCA Time Trials license is not required, we are urging everyone who registers to get one. 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.

Safety Equipment: Requirements follow Level One requirements as outlined in the SCCA Time Trials Safety Rules.

Vehicle Eligibility:  Milwaukee/BVR Region Time Trial events are geared toward experienced drivers in licensed, streetable cars.  The TT in a Race Weekend events are not designed as a test-and-tune for race cars nor as a way to get more seat time for race drivers seeking to learn a track.  Drivers or cars running in the race weekend are not eligible for this event.  Please contact the Blackhawk Farms Administrators for Test Day availability.  

Before you sign up, please make sure your driving resumé on MotorsportReg is up-to-date so that we can confirm that you are an intermediate or advanced driver in a suitable vehicle.

We look forward to seeing you at the track!

Event requirements

SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
MILWAUKEE REGION, SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA, INC. PRESENT
Level 1 Time Trial (TT) July 6, 2024 at Blackhawk Farms, South Beloit, IL

 

This Level 1 Time Trial (TT), Sanction No. 24-TTTA-63402, 07/06/2024 at Blackhawk Farms, South Beloit, IL, is organized by the Milwaukee Region, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA) and will be held under the current SCCA Time Trial Rules and official updates, except as modified by these Supplemental Regulations. Please read the full rule set at: https:timetrials.scca.com/pages/tt-basics 

  • Vehicle Classing:
    • Please do your best to class your car as accurately as possible before the event.  The most up-to-date classing info is available here (see the Time Trial guide at https://timetrials.scca.com/pages/classmycar) 
    • Not sure? Email us BEFORE the event and ask! 
    • Classes:
      • Cars are classed according to each vehicle's modifications and relative power.  Milwaukee Region SCCA uses most of the same categories as SCCA Time Trials -- Sport, Tuner, Max, and Unlimited -- although unlike National events, our region excludes non-streetable cars.  Not sure how to class your car?  Please select contact the registration team -- in advance of the event, please -- and we'll do our best to get you sorted.  
      • Click HERE for the full SCCA Time Trials National Classing guidelines -- including the "Class My Car" option if your car is not listed. 
        • Sport Category, which ranges from Sport 1 (higher performance) to Sport 6 (more modest performance), is for daily-driven street cars on tires with a treadwear of 200 or higher.  Sport Category allows only minimal modifications; click HERE for the full Sport Category guidelines.
        • Tuner Category is also intended for street-driven vehicles with a treadwear rating for 200 or higher, but here there are allowances for some bolt-on modifications for tuning and adjustment.  Tuner Category ranges from Tuner 1 to Tuner 5, and there is room for your SCCA Solo (autocross) ST cars, too, as long as they run on TT legal tires.  Click HERE for the full Tuner Category guidelines. 
        • Max Category is where you find "Maximum" street cars:  engine swaps, aftermarket or increased forced induction; suspension geometry changes; or even aftermarket wings and bodywork.  Max Category ranges from Max 1 to Max 5, and this might be where you enter your approved Kit car; click HERE for the full Max Category guidelines.
        • Unlimited Category is for those production-based vehicles that are not street-going or on DOT tires with less than 200 treadwear ratings, or are on non-DOT, full racing tires.  Unlimited is divided into Unlimited 1 (production silhouette, but over the displacement limits or under the weight limits for Unlimited 2) and Unlimited 2 (minimum of 1750 pounds with driver and maximum displacement of 3.0 liters).  Remember that ANY car running on sub-200 treadwear or race tires must be classed in Unlimited.  Click HERE for the full Unlimited Category guidelines.
      • What if my vehicle isn't on the competition list?  Use the "Class My Car" link before the event, enter your vehicle's information / options / trim level, and SCCA National will review your info and get back to you! Unclassed cars will be placed in the Max Category most nearly appropriate for the vehicle.

 

  • Entry fees: 
    • Pre-Registered: $195
    • Early Registration Discount:  $10 off
    • At the Track (day of event): $220       
    • Weekend Membership*: $20
    • Time Trial Transponder rental (optional): $30
       
  • Membership: All participants are required to be SCCA members. Anyone who does not have a current annual membership on their person (or can show it electronically, on their phone) will be required to purchase a weekend membership for this event.
     
  • Drivers: All drivers must be at least 16 years of age and possess a full, valid, and current driver's license (not a permit) issued by their state of residence.  All drivers will be asked to show their driver's license at the SCCA check-in table.   Drivers under 18 must have a completed Minor Annual Waiver (see below) already on file with the National SCCA office before the event! 
     
  • Minor Drivers: Any driver under 18 must be a full SCCA member and have a Minor Annual Waiver on file with the National SCCA office before participating in this event. The Minor Waiver must be submitted and processed by the SCCA National office before the driver attends the event.  Instructions for Digital Annual Waivers are available here
     
  • Tech Sheets and Helmets:  All drivers need to present a completed tech inspection sheet (click to print) and a helmet meeting current certifications at the SCCA check-in table before the event.  Helmets with only a DOT (highway) rating are inadequate for track use and will not be accepted.  A limited number of rental helmets may be available from Blackhawk Farms for a fee. 
     
  • Transponders:  Transponders will be available for rent for $30 each, and they may be picked up at registration.  Competitors may use their own transponders with approval from staff.  All competitors must secure transponders to participating vehicles. 
     
  • Car Numbers: All registrants are expected to have car numbers clearly visible to track workers -- from a distance, and at speed -- on both sides of the car. Typically, this means numbers should be 6" to 8" tall and in a color contrasting with your vehicle's body color.  A local supplier is https://knmmagnetics.com for magnetics, digitals, and vinyl.  Painter's tape in a contrasting color is acceptable, and temporary numbers are best applied after arrival at the track.
     
  • Convertibles:
    • It is highly recommended that all convertible vehicles be equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the standards set in the Time Trials Safety Standard Level 2 (see those standards here).
    • However, minimum safety standard requires the vehicle meets at least one of the following criteria and is not subject to any of the listed exceptions:
      • 1. Convertible vehicles up to and including the 2005 model year must have rollover protection meeting one of the following criteria:
        • A. The vehicle is equipped with documented factory installed roll over protection. (Examples of manufacturer-documented roll over protection include hydroformed and reinforced a-pillars or windshield frame and factory installed roll bars and/or “pop-up” bars that are designated as roll over protection.)
        • B. The vehicle is equipped with a commercially produced roll bar or roll cage which is described by the manufacturer to provide track-appropriate rollover protection. (E.g., “style” bars are not acceptable.)
          • 1. Braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the driver’s or passenger’s helmet, as seated normally and restrained by seatbelt and harness, must be padded with a non-resilient material such as Ethafoam® or Ensolite® or other similar material with a minimum thickness of 1/2 inch. Padding meeting SFI spec 45.1 or FIA 8857-2001 is strongly recommended.
        • C. The vehicle is equipped with a roll bar that meets the Safety Level 2 standards for material and construction.
      • 2. Convertible vehicles of the 2006 model year or later must have a roll bar that meets the Safety Level 2 standards for material and construction unless one of the following criteria is met.
        • A. The vehicle is equipped with documented factory-installed roll over protection or a commercially produced roll bar or roll cage which is described by the manufacturer to provide track-appropriate rollover protection.
        • B. The vehicle is six (6) cylinders, with the OE drivetrain and may only be naturally aspirated.
        • C. The vehicle is four (4) cylinders or less, with the OE drivetrain, including any forced-induction equipment.
        • Note: This means that for 2006+ vehicles, if the engine is not the original equipment model as delivered in that vehicle, aftermarket forced induction has been installed, or the vehicle has more than six (6) cylinders or six (6) cylinders and forced induction of any type, the vehicle must have aftermarket rollover protection or documented factory rollover protection.
      • 3. T-tops and targa top cars:
        • T-top and targa top cars are not considered convertibles, and do not fall under the convertible requirements.
  • Pertinent dates for this event (all dates 2024):
    • Opening date for receipt of entries            12:01 AM CDT — June 15
    • Early discount expires                               11:59 PM CDT --- June 22
    • Online registration closes                          9:59 AM CDT — July 7
       
  • Cancellation Policy:
    • No charge for cancellations made through MSR, email, or phone before the event.
    • Credit cards will not be charged until the event.
       
  • Schedule:
    • Check-in and transponder rental               7:00 AM to 10 AM
    • Mandatory drivers meeting                       10:30 AM
    • On track activities commence                  10:55 AM [first session]
    • Debrief and summary session                  After Checkered Flag

Download the Schedule here:
2024-Firecracker-Schedule.pdf

  • Important Notes:
    • Drivers may be held responsible for damages to property, including track and environmental damage.
    • Drivers will need an approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, and long pants in order to go out on track. Rental helmets may be available from Blackhawk Farms Raceway for a fee; please call the track.
    • All cars must have numbers clearly visible to track workers and must have a registered, working transponder attached.
       
  • Organizers:
    • Milwaukee Region, Sports Car Club of America, Inc.
    • W233 County Road S   Hartford, WI 53027
    • Event Lead: Rob Bedelis
    • Registrar: Rob Bedelis
            
  • Registration information:
    • The registrar for this event is
    • Rob Bedelis
    • 262-573-7375
    • lugnuts@execpc.com
  • Drivers' Meeting:  
    • There will always be a mandatory drivers' meeting for all participants with in-depth instructions on flag rules, safety and track etiquette; this will take place approximately 30 minutes before the first TT session goes hot.  
    • Plan to arrive early enough to get through registration / tech and prep your car before the meeting.  At Blackhawk, this is especially important because access to the infield can be delayed when the course is hot.  Information given at the meeting is crucial to EVERYONE for a safe and smooth event.
    • Any drivers not in attendance at the drivers' meeting will not be permitted to drive until they have met with the TT Event Lead.  No refunds, no exceptions.

 

Entries (9)

KD
Kamil Dziwisz
JS
Jeff Slater
AV
Antonio Vargas
AD
Adam Deffenbaugh
TM
Tony Machi

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

South Beloit, IL
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SCCA - Milwaukee Region

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