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2023 Track Day & TrackSprint
May 13, 2023
Blackhawk Farms Raceway South Beloit, IL
Sanction Number: 23-TTRG-60360
ON-TRACK SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
6:30 am - 8:00 am On-Site Registration
6:30 am - 8:00 am Technical Inspection
8:00 am - 8:15 am Track Day Coach Meeting – Pavilion
8:00 am - 8:20 am MANDATORY Track Day Drivers Meeting – Pavilion
8:30 am - 8:45 am Novice Track Coaching (Group 3) after Drivers Meeting
8:30 am - 8:55 am Track Day Group 1
9:00 am - 9:25 am Track Day Group 2
9:30 am - 9:55 am Track Day Group 3
10:00 am - 10:25 am Track Day Group 1
10:30 am - 10:55 am Track Day Group 2
11:00 am - 11:25 am Track Day Group 3
11:30 am - 12:25 pm Lunch – TRACK is cold
TrackSprint Registration and Tech Inspection
Set-up track for TrackSprint
12:15 pm - 12:25 pm TrackSprint Driver's Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm TrackSprint
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm TrackSprint clean-up
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm Track Day Group 1
3:15 pm - 3:40 pm Track Day Group 2
3:45 pm - 4:10 pm Track Day Group 3
4:15 pm - 4:40 pm Track Day Group 1
4:45 pm - 5:10 pm Track Day Group 2
5:15 pm - 5:40 pm Track Day Group 3
- Track Day Group 1: Advanced to expert high-performance track day driving skills
- Track Day Group 2: Intermediate high-performance track day driving skills
- Track Day Group 3: Beginner / novice high-performance track day driving skills
- TrackSprint classing is based on SCCA national Time Trials [Sport, Tuner, Max, or Unlimited]
Blackhawk Farms Track Day and TrackSprint
Milwaukee Region SCCA
May 13, 2023 – Blackhawk Farms Raceway – South Beloit, IL
SCCA Sanction Numbers: 23-TTRG-60360
Held under the 2023 SCCA Track Event Rules (TER)
This event is presented by the Milwaukee Region - Sports Car Club of America, Inc. (SCCA) and will be held under the 2023 SCCA Track Event Rules (TER) except as amended by these Supplemental Regulations.
Purpose: This Track Event (TE) is a NON-COMPETITIVE opportunity for participants to learn first from experienced coaches and to practice repeatedly, at safe non-racing speeds, the basic principles and skills upon which the sport of motor racing is based.
The competitive TrackSprint will be held under the SCCA national Time Trials classes [Sport, Tuner, Max, and Unlimited] https://timetrials.scca.com/pages/classmycar
Registration Information and Entry Fees
- ON-LINE REGISTRATION for this event is available. Please navigate to the online entry for this event:
- Event Registrar:
Rob Bedelis, W233 County Road S Hartford, WI 53027 (262) 573-7375
- Important dates regarding entries for this event.
A late fee of $25.00 may be added to all entries received after 1159 PM on Thursday May 11, 2023. Returned / NSF checks and declined credit card numbers will be assessed a $50.00 fee ($25 fee plus the $25 late fee).
A cancellation fee of $25.00 will be deducted from all refund notifications received after 1159 PM on Thursday May 11, 2023.
- Regular online registration closes at 1159 PM on Thursday July 28, 2022. Late registration will be available until11AM on the event date May 13, 2023, but will be subject to a $25.00 late registration fee.
- In the event of forecast of inclement weather, event will proceed as scheduled.
- Entry fees for this event (SCCA Member / Non-member):
Full Track Day including TrackSprint SCCA member: $270
Full Track Day including TrackSprint SCCA non-member: $300
TrackSprint only SCCA member: $75
TrackSprint only SCCA non-member: $105
TrackSprint and two afternoon Track Day sessions, SCCA member: $200
TrackSprint and two afternoon Track Day sessions, SCCA member: $230
8:00 am - 8:20 am MANDATORY Track Day Drivers Meeting at Pavilion
Milwaukee Region SCCA reserves the right to refuse any entry for any reason.
- Drivers MUST possess a valid state driver's license.
- All drivers 15-17 years of age must contact event officials before the event in order to submit a completed SCCA MS-L minor waiver (Form MS-L). Parent or legal guardian must be present at the event.
- Current SCCA membership is required. Weekend memberships will be available at registration.
- All participants, including drivers, workers, crew members, and guests must sign the SCCA Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (Form # SCCA-MS1).
- Any driver found to have driven on course in any vehicle before having properly completed the waiver signing process or submitting a completed tech inspection form will be disqualified from the event with no refund of entry fee and will be removed from the premises.
- Drivers and participants are responsible for conduct of all guests on site during the event.
- Consumption of alcohol by any legal-age participant, guest, volunteer, or worker is prohibited until the last session of the day has concluded. Use of narcotics or other dangerous drugs is prohibited at all times. Violators will be removed from the premises.
- All drivers may be required to work a flag station during one or more sessions when their run group is not on course as directed by the Event Lead or Safety Steward.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT A TECH INSPECTION FORM FOR THEIR VEHICLE
Eligibility of Vehicles
- Any vehicle that is judged to be in an unsafe operating condition at any time during the event shall be prohibited from further participation until the deficiency is corrected and re-inspected by tech inspection personnel.
- Any vehicle may be randomly inspected at any time during the event at the organizer’s discretion.
- All loose items must be removed from the outside and inside of the vehicle.
- All cameras or recording devices must be securely mounted and tethered.
- All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted, seatbelts (SFI or FIA rated are recommended), and roll-over protection for both driver and in-car instructor (if used).
- Hardtop and targa top vehicles are allowed.
- Convertible vehicles operating with the factory roll-over protection system are allowed. Other convertibles not equipped with a factory roll-over protection system should be equipped with either a factory hardtop or a 4-point roll bar.
- Vehicles that are in compliance with SCCA road race, solo, rally or time trial rules are allowed.
- Drivers of open-top vehicles should use arm restraints or run with the top up.
Driver Safety Equipment
- While on course, all participants shall wear a safety helmet meeting Snell SA2010 / M2010 or later specifications.
- All drivers in open, convertible, targa, or T-top cars running with the roof panels removed must wear suitable eye protection, i.e., goggles, bubble shield, or face shield on full-face helmets.
SPEED LIMITS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE LEAD DRIVING COACH. THE SPEED LIMITS MAY BE RAISED OR LOWERED BASED ON TRACK CONDITIONS AND THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE EVENT LEAD, LEAD DRIVING COACH, AND SAFETY STEWARD.
- This event does not have driver groupings.
- A driver coach shall be available to each participant in a TE run group.
- A driver coach shall ride with each novice TE student until the Lead Driving Coach authorizes the student to drive alone.
- Passing will only be allowed in those sessions designated as passing sessions by the Lead Driving Coach. Passing will only be allowed in designated passing zones. All passes can only be made after the car to be overtaken has acknowledges the presence of the overtaking car and signals on which side the pass is to be made by a hand signal (point-by). Use of a turn signal is not considered a valid means of signaling. Passing rules apply to all drivers.
- Any driver who spins or leaves the course with all four wheels off course must return immediately to the pits and may not return to the course until authorized by Black Flag or the Safety Steward. A vehicle re-inspection by the Technical Inspector or Safety Steward may also be required prior to returning to the course.
- If a vehicle has become stuck in a run-off area, the session may be stopped until the vehicle is removed.
- The only passengers allowed in any vehicle on course during any TE session are the driver coaches which are approved for that event. No other persons may ride along in any capacity. Violation will result in removal from the event. Participants may ride as passengers in driver coach vehicles.
- Passengers other than instructors may be allowed at the organizer’s discretion.
The following flags and their meanings shall be explained at the driver’s meeting and used at this event:
- GREEN - when displayed, the green flag indicates that the course is clear.
- YELLOW - MOTIONLESS - take care, danger, slow down, NO PASSING,
YELLOW - WAVED - great danger, slow down, be prepared to stop, NO PASSING.
- RED - The session has been stopped. Clear the course for emergency traffic by stopping off course to the right as far as practical. Do not move until directed by a worker or official.
- BLACK - There is a problem with your driving or your vehicle. Proceed to the pits at a reduced rate of speed and stop about midway through the pit lane for consultation. Black flags will be shown at Start / Finish and Corner 6.
- BLUE WITH DIAGONAL YELLOW STRIPE - another driver is following you. Be prepared to signal at the next designated passing zone.
- ORANGE WITH YELLOW STRIPE - Debris on course, proceed with caution.
- CHECKERED - The session has ended. Please return to the pits at the end of this lap. Checkered flag will be shown at Start / Finish.
Pits, Grid & Paddock
- As per SCCA General Competition Rules, the hot pits at Road America are defined as the area from the chain-link fence to the trackside concrete wall.
- No cars are allowed to stop in the pit lane. Please keep the pit lane clear at all times.
- The entire track property is considered paddock. Rules will be enforced accordingly for all participants which includes crew and guests. Access to certain portions of the track property will be limited.
- No paddocking or parking allowed on access road(s). It may be necessary to limit support vehicles in the paddock. Car trailers are to be moved if so directed by the event officials. Any vehicle or trailer parked in violation of the event official's instructions may be towed away.
- A SLOW, SAFE AND PRUDENT speed limit in the paddock will be enforced.
- Proper credentials, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and shirts are required in the pits, grid, and false grid areas, as well as the drivers.
- Smoking is prohibited in the pits, grid and false grid areas.
- No person shall ride on the bodywork of participating cars, tow cars, or on trailers.
- Drivers will be informed at driver’s meeting if there are any unstaffed corners.
- All trash must be placed in provided receptacles. All tires MUST be removed from the track property.
- On-site fueling will be available. However, entrants are strongly encouraged to fuel their vehicles prior to arriving at the event.
- Maximum sound reading allowed per TTR is 100dB measured at 50ft distance.
- Overall liability coverage for the event is $15 million. SCCA Member medical coverage is up to $1,000,000 per person; non-SCCA member medical coverage is $30,000 per person.
- National SCCA, the Milwaukee Region, and Road America are not responsible for any damage to personal vehicles or other personal items. Event insurance does not provide coverage for damage to participant vehicles.
Milwaukee Region SCCA, c/o Rob Bedelis
W233 County Road S, Hartford, WI 53027.
Phone: (262) 573-7375
OFFICIALS: TE/TT Event Lead: Rob Bedelis
TE Novice Coach: Justin Gaver
TE/TT Technical Inspector: Jim Stollenwerk
TE/TT Safety Steward: Rob Bedelis