Blackhawk Farms Driving School

Date and Time

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014 ( 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM )

Type

Driver's School and Safety Seminar

Location

BlackHawk Farms Raceway
15538 Prairie Road
South Beloit, IL 61080
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Coordinator

Information

It's that time of year again, The Annual Blackhawk Farms ACCCC Driver's School and Safety Seminar is right around the corner. The event will be held at the beautiful Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, Illinois on June 21st & 22nd.

AS OF MONDAY JUNE 16th, THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO ALL RUN GROUPS EXCEPT ADVANCED DRIVERS AND INSTRUCTORS. TO REGISTER YOU MUST CONTACT THE EVENT MASTER DIRECTLY.

For those who have never attended our Driver's Schools I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. You will be surrounded by fellow Audi enthusiasts who share the same passion for driving as you do. Participants will attend a classroom session before heading to the cars for a series of challenging exercises that will help to demonstrate the abilities of your car. After the exercises the students will be paired with our club instructors where they will receive one on one instruction and "on track" coaching for the remainder of the weekend.

$100.00 Discount for first time participants!
In an effort to encourage driving enthusiasts who have not yet experienced an ACNA Chicago Chapter drivers school to come out and join the fun, we are offering a $100.00 discount for the weekend. This brings what is already a very reasonable price of $380 for two days of track fun down to just $280! This will apply to anyone who has not yet participated in a drivers' school or advance drivers' day with the Chicago Chapter, whether you've never stepped onto a track before or are well experienced but have never experienced a drivers' school hosted the Chicago Chapter way.

Yet another reason for instructors and advanced drivers to register: We will host our first advanced drivers day of the season at Autobahn’s full track on July 14th. This year with the generous support of Audi Exchange we are bring you possibly the best deal of the season with 2.5 hours of track time on the 3.56 mile full track configuration for just $230. Participants of Audi Club’s 2014 Blackhawk Farms drivers school are entitled to a further discounted price of just $190 for the day!

Blackhawk is an entire weekend of activity. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect:

Friday evening:
All participants should consider Friday evening activities MANDATORY. The Club will not guarantee timely participation in the Saturday activities for anyone arriving on Saturday morning.

Arrival and registration
Car tech check (basic safety inspection)
Drivers meeting - This is where you get all the details for the weekend activities / run groups.
Meet your instructor
Head back to hotel or campsite (you can camp right at the track)

Saturday:
Drivers meeting
Exercises - we do three different driving exercises designed to help students learn basic car dynamics and extreme situation control.
Lapping sessions begin - Instructors on track and students in classroom.
Lunch (Blackhawk has a pretty good concession stand - they offer breakfast also)
Lapping all afternoon. This is a one on one in your car with your instructor. He / she will evaluate your driving and work with you at a pace that you are both comfortable with. During these lapping sessions you will only be on the track with others in your run group who have similar experience. The focus is on safety, driving the correct line, proper braking, and learning how the car reacts in different situations.

Banquet - We supply the evening meal and beverages (always a good time).

Sunday:
Drivers meeting
Lapping all day with your run group / instructor. This is a continuation of Saturday so you will be able to continue to work on the skills learned on Saturday and move on to more advanced techniques.

Our instructors will tailor the instruction to your individual needs. If you feel comfortable with the basics the instructor may choose to focus on more advanced driving techniques.

When you are not on the track you will have the opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. If at any time you have questions just ask one of the event coordinators or any of the instructors. That's what we're here for!

Please note the Friday evening Driver's Meeting and Tech Check are MANDATORY!

Register on-line now or find hard copy registration - PLEASE read all of the instructions / information on the registration form prior to sending in the application.


2014 Audi Club North America Event Rules

The minimum helmet rating for Audi Club events for 2014 has been set at Snell M2005. Please keep in mind that a higher minimum standard may apply if mandated by another sanctioning body (e.g., some tracks set their own minimum standard, as do some local club chapters). The minimum helmet rating in the absence of any other sanctioning body mandate is M2005 for Audi Club events.

Please note that ALL convertibles must be equipped with an SCCA-approved 4-point roll bar and will be subject to the broomstick/2-inch rule in order to participate in an ACNA Driver's School. Attendees with convertibles MUST contact the eventmaster and inform him/her that you wish to participate with a convertible. Link to ACNA website for the helmet and convertible policy is here: http://www.audiclubna.org/acna-events-topmenu-31/acna-event-rules-topmenu-73

The broomstick/2-inch rule means that when a broomstick is placed from the windshield header across to the roll bar, there must be 2 inches or more of space between the HELMETED head of the driver and the bottom of the broomstick. Failure to pass this test means you can't drive this vehicle at an ACNA Driver's School. If you fail to notify the eventmaster and just "show up" with a convertible, and subsequently fail the test, you will not receive a refund.

Membership is required for participation in Audi Club driving schools (instructors too). This is not only an issue of member privilege (and member benefit) but also an issue of insurance coverage.

A FINAL NOTE WITH REGARD TO ONLINE REGISTRATION
If you have not yet used our online system you can register online after creating a profile by clicking the "Create Account" link in the upper right corner of the web page. Once that's done you can simply click the "Sign up now" link at the bottom of the page to register.

Proud Sponsors:

There are no sponsors for this event.

Documents:

2014 ACCCC Tech Sheet
2014 Audi Car Club Chicagoland Chapter Tech Sheet.
2014 Blackhawk Farms Drivers Safety School Registration Form
The print registration form for the Autobahn Drivers Safety School in June, 2014. This is only necessary if you prefer to not use the online registration.