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Blackhawk Farms Raceways Weekend 2018

Blackhawk Farms Raceways Weekend 2018

Blackhawk Farms Raceways Weekend

Hosted by Jim Hendrix, and Phil Taxman
 
Join us again for a unique experience!!  Phil Taxman and Jim Hendrix are sponsoring a JAGSL weekend “at the races”.   We will witness Vintage Racing at its finest with British cars all over the place! Cars ageing from pre-war up to 1973 with well over 120 cars expected on the track!  Come up on Friday or Saturday and stay one or two nights.

Our own Phil Taxman will be racing his ’65 E-type Coupe for our JAGSL members to cheer on … and participate with: for the adventurous, Phil has offered to take you on a ride in the race car. It will be fun!! You can also get your OWN car on the track for a spirited drive. Learn how challenging it can be to trav-erse the track … gain a new appreciation for the race driver’s experience. As you see from our schedule (next page), there will be many options for everyone involved.
Weather-wise, expect a typical late spring up north, which is cooler than St. Louis.

Should be a fantastic weekend!!
 
 
Details about Blackhawk Farms Raceway and the Event:  
It is a 1.95-mile (3.14 km) private circuit racetrack located outside South Beloit, Illinois, on a 219-acre (0.9 km2) farm on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois. Blackhawk Farms was established in 1967.
VSCDA’s Green Flag of Summer will fly June 15-17, 2018 at the 26th Annual Blackhawk Vintage Classic at Blackhawk Farms Raceway.  A full 3 day event, VSCDA’s typical massive amount of track time includes the an hour long Enduro benefitting the Disabled American Veterans organization, the Trans Am B Sedan series, the Sprite Midget race series, the reverse handicap Dad’s Day Scramble and some of the very best Vintage Formula Vee racing on the planet. The VSCDA Group 1 cars are always a treat on and off the track, with Bugattis, Indy racers, pre-war MGs and everything in between up close and personal, Blackhawk Farms style.  For the spectators, Saturday’s paddock will feature a car show sponsored by the Tebala Shriner’s Children’s Hospital transportation fund. VSCDA has raised over $37,000 for the Shriner’s kids since 2011.
Blackhawk Farms has transformed into a true world class facility, and with VSCDA’s welcome pizza/ice cream social on Friday and Saturday dinner by Rockford IL’s 4 star restaurant Franchesco’s, you’ll never want to leave.
JAGSL Event Details : The plan is for Jim Hendrix to lead a caravan up to the Raceway.  Drive your favorite old car or your modern Jaguar or whatever vehicle that makes you comfortable.  Of course, you can just head up on your own, it’s an easy drive, about 4.5 hours on highways the entire way.  Bring a couple of folding chairs.

Once we get there we have our very own Phil Taxman racing his 1964 E-Type Coupe for our JAGSL driver to cheer on. 
If that is not enough you can also get your own car on the track during lunch break each day!  This will humble you as you learn how challenging it can be to traverse the track which will help you gain a new appreciation for “the race driver’s experience”.
 
 
 
Friday schedule options: 
  • Leisurely caravan style drive.  Meeting at 6:15 leaving at 6:30 so we can have time at the track.  Starting point to be determined.
  • Arrive approximately 1:30.  Stop by the registration building and get your passes/credentials.
  • Practices going on all day at the track.  Watch and visit with any of the drivers at their pits
  • Check in at the hotel late afternoon or early evening after an afternoon at the track.
  • Free Friday Night “Ice cream social” at the track at 4:30 pm
  • 7 pm JAGSL Group Dinner Anna Maria’s Italian Restaurant 823 Gardner Street South Beloit, IL 61080.
Saturday schedule:
  • Continental breakfast at the hotel or a more offered at the track.
  • Track day!  Start at Phil’s pit, then explore, watch, and enjoy. 
  • 8:30 Practice begins at the track with different groups running every 15-20 minutes until Lunch break.
  • JAGSL members who desire to help, will be given Pit Crew duties to help prepare the XKE Coupe for each and every race/practice.
  • 10:00 Lunch Touring registration ends.  “Drive your own car tour on the track session” either day or both days, tax deductible contribution to Wounded Warrior Project, a discount for those wanting to tour both days.
  • 10:30 Mandatory touring driving meeting.
  • Lunch Break
    • Jim will be cooking up hotdogs and brats in Phil pitting area
    • 11:45-12:45 Lunch Touring “Drive your own car on the track session”
  • 1:45 Qualifying races start and run every 25 minutes
  • 3:35 Sprint races start and run every 25 minutes.
  • Dinner by Rockford IL’s 4 star restaurant Franchesco’s, information and cost TBA
Sunday schedule options:
  • A full day or racing awaits or if needed, you can head home for “Fathers Day”
  • 8:30 Racing starts.
  • 10:00 Lunch Touring registration ends
  • 10:30 Mandatory touring driving meeting.
  • 10:15 Feature Races start and run every 25 minutes.
  • 11:45-12:45 Lunch Touring “Drive your own car on the track session”
  • 2:30 Last race.
 
JAGSL Weekend Facts: 
I haven’t set up a block, so you can book rooms on you own.  Here are some suggestions:
Best Western Legacy Inn and Suites
      5910 Technology Drive
      South Beloit, IL,  
      Phone: 815-389-4211
 
      Garden Hotel and Conference Center
      200 Dearborn Ave
      South Beloit, Ill
      Phone:  815-525-3600     
 
       Hampton Inn
       2700 Cranston Rd,
       Beloit, WI  
       Phone:  608-362-6000
 
       Baymont Inn        Phil and Jim are staying here.  They gave us a special rate of $79.95.  Call ASAP!
       2900 Ford Street
       Beloit, Wisconsin
       Phone:  608-365-8680                
 
Blackhawk Farms Raceway Admission:  $20 for the weekend or $15 per day.  
Gate proceeds are for the benefit of the Shriners for the great work they do in the community and for children’s hospitals.
 
Blackhawk Farms Raceway address and contact information:
15538 Prairie Rd. South Beloit, IL 61080
Phone: (815) 389-2000
 
We hope you will join us for the weekend.  It will be sure to be a memorable one!! Please RSVP as soon as possible.  Phil & Jim
 
 

For more information or to register for this event, please visit www.vscda.org .

Event Details

Event Date 06-15-2018
Event End Date 06-17-2018
Capacity Unlimited
Location
Blackhawk Farms Raceway
15538 Prairie Rd.
Blackhawk Farms Raceway

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