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Spring Fling at the Farm

Event Requirements

Registration closed April 26, 2016 11:59 PM at 2016-04-26T21:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 26, 2016 11:59 PM at 2016-04-26T21:59:00-0700 Registration opens March 5, 2016 12:00 PM at 2016-03-05T10:00:00-0800 Registration runs from March 5, 2016 12:00 PM to April 26, 2016 11:59 PM



This event is governed by the 2016 General Competition Rules (GCR) and Category Specifications, as amended for 2016 per “FasTrack”.


REGISTRATION: Drivers can register for the race online at http://www.motorsportreg.com or msreg.com/bhfmajors2016.  Drivers without internet access may request a paper entry form and mail it with their entry fees to the Chief Registrar:


Sue Green

19010 Round Grove Road

Morrison, IL 61270

Telephone (815)718-4881 (No Fax Entries)

Email: swgreen321@gmail.com


At-event Registration will be held in the Registration building located to the right of the main entrance to the raceway.  Do not mail entries by any method that requires a signature upon delivery.


ENTRY FEES: Entry fee for the two-day weekend is $495. Second entry same driver $295.  Each SRF, SRF3, FE and SM entry will be charged an additional $20.00 compliance fee per entry for the weekend.


ENTRY FEE PAYMENT:  Entry fee payments not received by the Registrar by the close of on-line registration Tuesday 4/26/2016 11:59pm, may result in a delay in processing your registration at the track.  All entries received after the close of online registration will be charged a $40 late fee.  Credit cards will start being processed after 4/22/2016.  Make checks payable to Blackhawk Valley Region, SCCA.


A refund will be made if the entry is withdrawn prior to receiving a Tech sticker. Withdrawals are accepted by email, phone, in person or via Motorsportreg.com. If you pre-enter and are a no show, you will be charged a $40 cancellation fee.  If you sign in at registration and do not go through or pass Tech, you must notify the Chief of Registration, BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE TRACK, in order to receive your refund.  Phone/fax entries will not be accepted.


FREE ENTRY GIVEAWAY: A free entry will be awarded to one driver registering for the event a minimum of 14 days prior to the weekend.  Driver name will be drawn at the event party.


PASSES:  Each entry receives four (4) passes, including the driver and entrant.  Additional passes may be purchased at Registration for $10 each.  Workers, guests, & crew must sign for their own passes and must arrive while registration is open.  All crew members signing in under a prep shop list must be an SCCA member. Weekend memberships are available for purchase if needed.  SCCA members (non-participants) must present a valid membership card for admission.  Workers and members are limited to one guest each.  Worker license and membership card must be presented at registration.  SCCA members, crew, and guests who arrive outside of the posted hours of registration will be required to purchase a spectator pass to gain admission.


DRIVER ELIGIBILITY:  Drivers must be a current member of the SCCA and have a current SCCA Full Competition license or SCCA Pro license to participate in this event.  If you do not have the proper credentials it is your responsibility to contact the Registrar prior to the event.


CAR ELIGIBILITY: Competition is open to all cars conforming to the GCR, as amended.  All cars are required to use fully operational AMB transponders, and the driver is responsible for providing correct information to Timing and Scoring.  A US Majors Tour decal must be displayed on both sides of all competition vehicles. Competition vehicles must also display the official Saferacer SCCA Club Racing decal per GCR section 9.3.29.C.  Majors stickers will be provided free of charge and may be obtained at registration and/or tech.


COMPETITION NUMBERS:  For entries received by the registrar through noon on April 16, 2016, Majors Series numbers reserved via the Majors Series Registration prior to the opening of online registration for this event will receive priority assignment.  Secondary preference will be given to 2016 CenDiv reserved number holders.  Due to the combination of classes within the run groups this may not be possible in all cases.  At noon on April 16, 2016, all unused numbers from both reserved number lists will be released on a first-come, first-served basis.


TECH:  All drivers without a current year helmet sticker must present all driver gear as required by the GCR, vehicle logbook, and completed tech card(obtained at Registration) to Tech.  If your car requires an annual tech you must also bring the car to Tech.  As a courtesy Tech will be open on Friday for Annual techs, see schedule for hours.  Tech will be located inside the paddock for all drivers.


SCALES:  Will be available at Tech Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 am.  Scales may be available for other participants during race impound, but priority will be given to impounded cars.  Scales may be made available at other times at the discretion of the Chief of Tech.


SPEC MIATA COMPLIANCE: At the direction of the Class Compliance Chief at post-race inspection, Spec Miata participants may be directed to remove parts, specific but not limited to the cylinder head, for disassembly and/or inspection.  Competitors are responsible for performing required disassembly and/or reassembly of their car, as well as any resulting expenses incurred.


DRIVERS MEETINGImpound all will be given at the end of each of the first qualifying sessions on Saturday for all groups to conduct a drivers meeting for each group.  Impound will be in the tech area. Watch for signs for proper directions.


EVENT SCHEDULE/RUN GROUPS:  The event schedule or run groups may only be changed at the discretion of the Race Director, with concurrence by the BVR RE, depending on pre-race entry counts or as needed to accommodate situations that may be encountered during the event.  If changes are made prior to the start of the event, as much notice as possible will be given to all affected competitors.  The schedule as published is for planning purposes only.  Start times indicated in schedule are when cars are scheduled to be released from grid onto the track.  Saturday practice and Sunday qualifying groups will split the allocated time.  Actual session start times may deviate from the published schedule based on actual event progression.  Listen to the PA system or tune to 88.7 FM and pay attention to what is happening on track.


IMPOUND:  For Saturday races the top three competitors in each class shall report to impound immediately following the completion of their race.  Trophy presentations and photos will occur in the Victory Circle area near Impound following the race.  For Sunday Races:  The top three competitors in each class shall report to impound immediately following completion of their race or victory lap while all other competitors are strongly encouraged to attend the podium festivities following their race.  Victory celebrations and awards ceremony will be conducted in the impound area following the Sunday races.  U.S. Majors Tour door prizes will be awarded after each group’s podium ceremonies and you must be present to win.


VICTORY LAPS:  Winners of all races will receive a checkered flag.  For Sunday races only, following the cool down lap, the winner of each class should proceed immediately to pit out where they will receive a checkered flag and be directed on course for a single Victory Lap.  Drivers need not wear their helmet or gloves during the victory lap and passengers are permitted in accordance with GCR 6.11.7.  Drivers shall maintain a safe speed and be wary of safety vehicles which may be on course.


GRID:  Starting positions for the Saturday race will be determined by the fastest time recorded for each car during the preceding qualifying session.  Starting positions for the Sunday race will be determined by the fastest time recorded for each car during each of the preceding qualifying sessions and their fastest lap during the Saturday race.  If qualifying is not run for a group for any reason, the Race Director shall determine the method of setting the grid for the race.  The fastest qualifier in a race group who selects the “outside pole” (per GCR) must notify the Grid Marshal at the front of the field before the five minute warning is given for that race group. Cars arriving at the grid after their group has been dispatched on track may, at the discretion of the Operating Steward, be held at pit out and released at the end of the pack after the field has completed the pace lap.


QUALIFYING:  A driver not qualifying within a maximum of 115% of the recognized lap record in their class must obtain permission from the Race Director in order to race.  In the case of unusual circumstances, the Race Director can waive this rule for the entire event.  See Chart below:






































































































If the Chief Steward allows the substitution of a car or driver, per GCR 5.12.3.A.6, any qualifying times earned for the original car / driver up to that point will be removed.


START/FINISH:  During Practice/Warm-Up sessions, competitors will receive the checkered flag at Corner 6 and pit immediately.  The race will begin and end at the stripe in front of Timing and Scoring.


SPLIT STARTS:  The Race Director will consider requests for split starts and may authorize split starts based on qualifying times.


TIMED SESSIONS:  Depending upon the circumstances, the Race Director may direct that the clock will continue to run during a black flag all in a timed session.


RACE LENGTH:  Saturday races will be 20 minute timed races.  Sunday races will be 26 laps or 35 minutes, whichever occurs first.


RADIO FREQUENCIES:  The radio frequencies below are reserved for race operations and may not be used by competitors. Race officials may designate other frequencies for race administration.




















SOUND CONTROL:  Noise pollution: the maximum sound reading allowed by local ordinance is 102dB.  During the race, if your car exceeds three readings in excess of 102dB, you will be black flagged, and moved to last finishing position with a loss of event points. For your information, sound readings will be posted at the Driver Information Center in the Pavilion.  No race car or engine with open exhaust may be run before 8:00AM or after 6:00PM on weekend days or after 4:30PM Friday night.


DISABLED CARS:  Disabled or damaged cars may be removed from the course and delivered to a central location.  If the car has sustained body/chassis damage it will be released to the driver/crew after tech has made appropriate notations in the vehicle log book.  Cars disabled due to a mechanical failure will be released to the driver/crew immediately.  If the car requires wrecker support to return to its paddock location, there may be a delay depending on the availability of wreckers or flat tows.


CLOTHING: Proper credentials, closed toed shoes, and shirts with sleeves are required in pit lane, grid, and false grid.


PIT LANE:  Cars entering the track from the pits must remain to the right of blend line until the end of that line at turn one.  As the pit lane is narrow, please stop as far to the right as possible for the safety of crew and pit lane personnel.  All competitors must maintain a slow, prudent speed on pit lane at all times.  Use the transit lane until reaching and upon exiting your pit stall.  Do not drive through other pit stalls. Tire scrubbing is permitted after the apex of corner one.

No more than 4 crew members plus the driver may attend to any car in the hot pit lane.  No more than 2 crew members may be at the trackside wall for signaling purposes.  No one is allowed at the pit wall during starts and restarts.

Please do not put any equipment +/- 10 feet of start/finish, including on the wall, as this may interfere with timing and scoring electronics.


PACE / SAFETY CAR: In addition to GCR 6.6.2., the field shall follow the Pace/Safety car as long as its emergency lights are flashing, even if it varies from the normal race course.  In the event a full-course yellow results in dispatch of the safety car, the safety car will enter the racing surface past the tower.


RESULTS:  Live timing will be available during the event.  Qualifying, provisional and final results will be posted at the Drivers Information Center in the Pavilion.


AWARDS:  Trophies for all races will be awarded in accordance with the GCR.  Trophies will be presented at the event.  Majors points will be awarded in accordance with the GCR.


DATA ACQUISITION:  Majors staff and their delegates may install data acquisition equipment in a competitor’s car. This program is to assist the CRB in performance balancing.  If selected, participation is not optional and is not protestable.  The data collected will not be used for compliance purposes.


LAST LAP INDICATOR:  A waving white flag may be displayed at Start/Finish to indicate the last lap has begun.  An electronic display board will be used at the starter stand.


SOCIAL EVENT:  There will be a worker/competitor party with a meal at the conclusion of activities on Saturday.


PADDOCK:  No Parallel Parking allowed without prior approval.  The chip fill (apron) along the main access road is available to racers to use at their discretion as long as they are considerate of fellow competitors and behind the line.  Trailers, and campsites including motorhomes and lawn chairs, must be completely on the grass.  The main access road must remain open for emergency vehicles and two way traffic.  Failure to follow the direction of the Paddock Marshal or her/his designate regarding paddock parking or activities may result in expulsion from the facilities


TIRE SERVICE:   Hoosier Tire Midwest, 574-936-8344, email hoosiertireply@aol.com  Preorders are appreciated 1-2 weeks in advance.


GENERAL RULES:  A competitor involved in contact, or who has violated flag rules (yellow, black, red, or checker), must report directly to impound in the racecar, and report to the steward.

All on track body contact (including contact during drafting) that causes a car to act erratically and results in a change of position or a car leaving the course will be investigated.

Drivers may be held responsible for harm to property, including damage to the track and to the environment.   Fees charged for the removal/disposal of hazardous waste or used tires will be assessed to the responsible driver.




  1. Gate Pass Requirement: A pass indicating you have registered for the event must be presented to the Guard to allow your entry onto the property of Blackhawk Farms Raceway.
  2. All minors must be under direct parental or acting guardian supervision at all times.
  3. Drivers/workers are responsible  for the conduct of their crews and guests
  4. All pet animals must be leashed or confined.
  5. No two or three wheeled vehicles are allowed except for race officials’ use or as race support vehicles. Only licensed drivers 16 and above may operate race support vehicles or golf carts.
  6. The Café Fastee (Concession Stand) will be available. Gas, oil, water and air are available. Souvenirs and other consumables are available in the Pit Stop.
  7. All trash must be placed in receptacles provided. Environmentally hazardous waste must be disposed of in appropriate receptacles. All used tires must be removed. Fees charged for disposal will be assessed to the responsible driver.
  8. All drivers and members will be responsible for notifying crews and guests concerning the hours of registration.
  9. Electric power is available. Tags for the outlets will be issued at time of plug-in and payment arrangements can be made either with security or in the Pit Stop.
  10. All drivers, members, officials and spectators must comply with the Pit Vehicle Policy of Blackhawk Farms Raceway; including the purchase and display for a Pit Vehicle Pass for each unit present on the premises. Passes may be purchased at the Pit Stop.





Series Race Director

Costa Dunias


Event Chief Steward

Paula Spencer
(no calls after 9:00 PM CDT)

Series Administrator

Tony Brown

Race Chair

Sherri Kulawinski

Series Chief of Tech

Dave Kettler

Chief Registrar

Sue Green



Event Chief of Tech

Mark Amenda

ACS – Safety


Paddock Marshall

Scott Meland

ACS - Tech


Chief of Grid

Dory Zientara



Chief of Pits

Tony Jorgensen



Chief of Timing/Scoring

Toby Schuster



Chief of F&C

Lon Hake



Chief of Course

Bruce Andersen

Chair SOM


Chief Starter

Brad Bastian



Chief of Pace Car

Rick Green



Chief of Sound Control

Joyce Zorn



Chief of EMS

Jason Kepka



Regional Executives

Jason Frank/Jeff Kulawinski


FRIDAY April 29, 2016 – Blackhawk Farms open test day. These test days are provided by BHF and not covered under event sanction. Call Blackhawks Farms at 815-389-2000 for additional information.


Friday, April 29, 2016

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Tech Inspection -  Annual only

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Test Groups

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tech Inspection -  Annual only

12:00 PM


5:30 PM – 8:30 PM


1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Test Groups

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tech Inspection






Saturday & Sunday April 30, & May 1, 2016


Group 1


Group 5


Group 2


Group 6


Group 3


Group 7


Group 4






PLEASE NOTE: Scheduled session times are approximate and are for planning purposes only.  Run groups with less than 15 cars may be combined by the Race Director.  Actual start times may vary based on forces of nature and on-track incidents.  Stewards will NOT take action on MINOR schedule changes.  Starting times may be altered with little or no notice.  Please pay attention to the PA. Combined Practice group sessions are 10 minutes per group. Combined Qualifying group sessions are 15 min per group.



Saturday, April 30, 2016

6:45 AM – Noon


1:15 PM

20 min Qualifying Group 6

7:30 AM

Tech for late arrivals only

1:45 PM

20 min Qualifying Group 7

8:10 AM

20 min Practice Groups 1 & 2

2:15 PM

20 min timed race Group 1

8:40 AM

20 min Practice Groups 3 & 5

2:45 PM

20 min timed race, Group 2

9:10 AM

30 min Practice Groups 4, 6 & 7

3:15 PM

20 min timed race, Group 3

9:55 AM

20 min Qualifying Group 1

3:45 PM

20 min timed race, Group 4

10:25 AM

20 min Qualifying Group 2

4:15 PM

20 min timed race, Group 5

10:55 AM

20 min Qualifying Group 3

4:45 PM

20 min timed race, Group 6

11:25 AM

20 min Qualifying Group 4

5:15 PM

20 min timed race, Group 7

11:55 AM

20 min Qualifying Group 5

5:35 PM +/-

Worker/Competitor Party

12:15 PM







Sunday, May 1, 2016

7:00 AM – 11:30 AM


12:00 PM


8:15 – 8:45 AM

30 min Qualifying Group 1 & 2

1:00 PM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 3

8:55 – 9:25 AM

30 min Qualifying Groups 3 & 5

1:55 PM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 4

9:35 -10:20 AM

45 min Qualifying Groups 4,6 & 7

2:50 PM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 5

10:35 AM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 1

3:45 PM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 6

11:20 AM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 2

4:40 PM

26 laps, or 35 min race, Group 7





Registration closed April 26, 2016 11:59 PM at 2016-04-26T21:59:00-0700
Registration opens March 5, 2016 12:00 PM at 2016-03-05T10:00:00-0800

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