Automotive Track Days

Experience the thrill of driving your car the way it was meant to be driven! Blackhawk Farms Automotive Track Days offers driving experiences for all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. Our knowledgeable instructors will provide informative classes on the fundamentals of track driving and will be available on the track to help you enhance your driving skills. Registration is open to all street legal cars that meet our technical guidelines.

Blackhawk Farms Automotive Track Days are divided into groups by skill level and experience. Each group will have up to 5 chances to be on track throughout the day.

For those who are just starting out in the world of performance driving, novice groups are led by experienced instructors who will provide both on-track and off-track guidance to ensure that participants are fully equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. For those who graduate novice instruction, Intermediate groups offer solo track time in a low pressure environment. And for those who have extensive driving experience, our advanced group gives you an environment to experience what your performance car can really do.

As part of registration, all participants receive lunch from our concessions. Other services, such as helmet rental and fuel are available from the Pit Stop.

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 at Noon the business day prior to the event. You will not be able to register at the advanced rate after Noon the business day prior to event- no exceptions.

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 2015 or newer rating, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long sleeves. Helmets are available for rent at the Pit Stop and are available on a first come first served basis the day of the event.

If you have a convertible that is U.S. made and 1985 or newer, you may participate in our novice group.  If your convertible has fixed hoops or a roll bar, you may participate 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.)

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