Automotive Track Days

Come drive your car the way it was designed to be driven!  Blackhawk Farms Automotive Track Days offer three experience levels of driving, from the beginner up to the seasoned veteran. Instructors will lead informative classes on the fundamentals of track driving, and will be on track to help critique and expand your driving abilities.  Registration is open to all street cars meeting our technical guidelines.

What do I need to participate?

To participate in a Blackhawk Farms Automotive Track Day, you need a few basic items for safety.  Basic requirements include a performance vehicle in good repair, an approved SNELL helmet with a SA, K, M 2010 or newer rating, closed toe shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Helmets are available for rent at the Pit Stop, but please call in advance for sizes and availability.

Once you have your equipment, you will need to register for the event. Registration is available online here, by phone, or at the track the day of the event. Register early, as most sessions sell out quickly, and unregistered drivers will be turned away. To expedite your registration, please complete all forms prior to the event and submit them to registration at arrival.

If you have a convertible that is U.S. made and 1985 or newer, you may participate in our novice group with the top up.  If your convertible has fixed hoops or a roll bar, you may participate with the top up, in any of the levels based on your experience.  Targa and T-Top cars are considered open cars unless tops are installed and locked in place.  For all other convertibles, please call us at 815-389-2000 for approval.  (Please note that only D.O.T. approved tires are allowed.)

What do we do during the event?

Automotive track days are designed for the novice through the most experienced riders. To accomodate all levels, drivers will be broken up into appropriate groups based on skill and experience. Groups cycle in order throughout the day, typically at 20 minute intervals.

For novice drivers, instructors will be assigned to you to teach you the basics of track driving, how to correctly navigate through turns, and more. Photos will be available of you on track from Nvus Images, at most events for an additional fee.

NOTE: Advanced registration closes Noon business day prior to event. You will not be able to register or reserve a space at the advanced rate after Noon the business day prior to event- no exceptions.

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