+++Facts for BlackHawk Farms Raceway, SEPT 16/17+++

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  1. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba Go Slow in Slow Corners and Fast in Fast Corners!
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    Here are some helpful track day facts for Blackhawk Farms Raceway

    LOCATION:
    Blackhawk Farms Raceway (BFR)
    15538 Praire Road
    South Beloit, IL 61080
    Click here for map location


    Gate Information:
    * BFR location is in CT (Central Time, one hour behind Grand Rapids and Indianapolis).
    * NO GATE FEE FOR ENTERING
    * Gate OPENS at 6PM Friday and will close at 10:00PM. After 10PM you're stuck at the fence. The gate will reopen Saturday @ 7AM and will close Saturday night at 10PM. You can come and go any time you wish as long as you are checked in at the gate before 10PM. This is a security measure to protect all of us.


    Helpful facts for BFR:
    • Camping is available for the weekend
    • Campfires are allowed, (don't forget the bug spray)
    • Showers are available
    • Race/Pump gas is available credit/debit only.
    • Concession stand open for breakfast and lunch
    • Evening track walks allowed (cold track only)
    • Limited electricity available. Bring your generator
    • Pets are allowed and MUST be on a leash at all times. Please "clean up" after your pets
    • Michelin tire service available by Sportbike Tire Service (STS), get your tire swag on!

    Registration:
    • Registration opens at 7:00am Saturday & Sunday and closes at 8:15am for the rider's meeting, then will re-open after the rider's meeting.
    • Registration will be held inside the Tech shed (see map above). After you register, you will be handed a group sticker to place on the front of your bike. Please do not place it on the tire fender, then head over to the tech area for inspection.

    Tech Inspection:
    **Click the link below to find out what is required to pass Tech.
    http://sttforum.com/index.php?threa...id-surprises-at-morning-tech-inspection.8457/

    • Tech inspection will be held over at the tech shed. Please be sure to register first before heading over to the tech inspection area.
    • All Gopros (or similar cameras) that is mounted on a motorcycle must have a tether from the camera case to a point on the motorcycle. It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to be tethered and secure.
    • NO helmet mounted Gopros (or similar helmet mounted cameras) Unfortunately, they are NOT ALLOWED at all on track
    • NO Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or DRONES of any type allowed at this event.

    Riders Meeting:
    • There is a MANDATORY rider's meeting everyday at 8:15am.
    • Everyone is required to attend, including spectators if they are in the paddock.
    • The riders meeting will be held in front of the Tech Shed. Please be on time.

    Hot Track Schedule:
    • At 9am the Novice group reports to the classroom (immediately following the riders meeting) and Intermediate group goes on track first following the below schedule:
    **Intermediate Group 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00
    **Advanced Group 9:20, 10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 2:20, 3:20, 4:20, 5:20
    **Novice Group 9:40, 10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 2:40, 3:40, 4:40, 5:40
    Please note that Lunch will be held at 1:00PM (Four sessions before lunch). The track will go hot at 1:50 after lunch.

    We ride R*** or shine, please come prepared for the weather.:eek:

    ***Please keep your area clean do not leave any race gas cans, tires or any other garbage when you leave.***

    Any questions, please post here.
     
    #1 Black Mamba, Jul 6, 2017
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  2. mlap5150

    mlap5150 Rides with no training wheels

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    Excited for my first time at Blackhawk. Are there really 8 sessions?
     
  3. Black Mamba

    Black Mamba Go Slow in Slow Corners and Fast in Fast Corners!
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    Blackhawk is a blast! You'll like the track! We ride until 6pm at Blackhawk. Incidentally, we also ride until 6PM at ACC (North Course).
     
  4. Anthony Cano

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    I can't get the tech inspection sheet to load. It seems the link isn't working for me. Anyone else?
     
  5. SebastianM

    SebastianM n00b

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    Was there any photographers on the track that day?
     
  6. AOAM

    AOAM n00b

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    Anyone know if there will be a suspension guru at the track? I'd like to get my R6 adjusted. Thanks.
     
  7. COBALT COUPE

    COBALT COUPE Burnin' Gas & Haulin' A$$

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    Please clarify something for me as I've ridden at BFR alot, but this will only be my 3rd day with STT and the first 2 were at ACC...............

    Above in the session run order, you show the sessions starting at the top of the hour, 9, 10, 11 etc etc throughout the whole day, BUT then you say lunch is at 1:00 and the track will go hot at 1:50, which means that the after lunch sessions will actually be at 1:50, 2:50 3:50 etc etc NOT 2, 3, 4, 5 etc as shown.

    I realize schedules can change / sometimes need to be adjusted due to delays etc, but I just like to keep any confusion to a minimum, especially at places like ACC where its really hard to hear the PA announcements even with a radio, so I'd just like some clarification.

    Thanks
     
  8. COBALT COUPE

    COBALT COUPE Burnin' Gas & Haulin' A$$

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    AND are you sure the gate wont be open until 7am sat morning ?

    I always like to get setup nice and early to avoid rushing around, and usually get to BFR about 6 ish to start setting up,, but if the gate wont open until 7 there no point in getting there much earlier than that.

    Thanks again
     
  9. E-Van

    E-Van What's an apex?

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    I believe they try to start earlier after lunch in case time is lost with red flags. So yes 1:50 but listen for the calls because sometimes it ends up getting back to the top of the hour.
     

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