MSCC Track Day at Blackhawk Farms

The day is designed as a lapping day, a test/tune day, and to shake down your race car. The day is not racing.

The event is open to street cars and race cars.   Competition license is not required except in Group 4. Drivers of all skills and abilities are welcome, limited instruction will be available. Drivers will be divided into groups based on experience.
Each session will be 20 minutes.
Cost: [TBD]

Schedule:
6:30 - 7:25am - Registration & Tech Inspection
7:30am - Mandatory Driver's Meeting for groups 1,2,3 Roll Call will be taken.
8:00am - First Session on Track
8:30am - Group 4 Driver's Meeting
Requirements:

  • Helmet: Snell 95 or Higher, M or SA
  • Clothing: Natural Fiber Long Pants and Long Sleeve Shirt, Closed Toe shoes.
  • Ages: Must be 18 or over to participate, with valid license.
  • Roll Bars/Cages: Required in any open top car without factory rollover protection.
  • Passing: Only in designated areas; based on run group; only with a point.  Competition Licensed drivers in Group 4 may pass anywhere on track. This is not racing!  See below for more details.
  • Seatbelts: Minimum 3-Point Required (OEM belts are considered 3-point).
  • Safety Inspection: All cars must pass a safety inspection. It is your responsibility to assure your car's condition. Bring the completed self-tech sheet with you to the track.
  • Instruction: Instructors will be extremely limited and volunteers from the advanced groups.  When you register, please designate if you'd be willing to instruct or if you'd like an instructor.
  • Competition License; Group 4: Drivers & vehicles must meet all w2w safety preparation.  Full nomex, SA helmet, harness systems, rollover protection, etc.

Registration:
Register on line or by mail only, no entries accepted at track.  Registration Deadline is [TBD] at 11:00 PM Central Time. No refunds will be issued after 7 days prior to the event. Register early, event space is limited to assure a safe event and maximum track time.

To mail in your registration, you must print out the entry form, and send it to the registrar accompanied with a check  made out to MSCC. Registration without payment will not be accepted. Send Registration to:
Track Day Registrar
Madison Sports Car Club
PO Box 14376
Madison, WI 53708-0376
Refunds:
No refunds will be issued within 7 days prior to the event. This event has limited capacity; your registration reserves a spot for you.
To receive a refund, you must send a written request to MSCC’s mailing address, postmarked no later than 7 days prior to the event.  If the event is on a Friday, your request must be in the mail on Thursday the week before.  Your refund will be the event price minus a $10 processing fee.  The processing fee covers the loss we take due to MAE fees, mailing and accounting.
 Send refund requests to:
            Madison Sports Car Club
            PO Box 14376
            Madison, WI 53708-0376
Refunds will be issued approximately 2 weeks after the event date, which is when we receive payment from MyAutoEvents.com.
 
Driver Eligibility:
Driver must be 18 years old and have a valid state issued driver’s license.  License must be presented at Tech.  Driver’s participating in Group 4, must also present a valid competition license at Tech (MC, SCCA, NASA, etc).
General Information:
The chief steward of the event may modify, add to, delete from, or grant exceptions to these regulations at any time.

Driver Safety:
Drivers must wear long sleeve and long pants made from natural fibers and closed toe shoes.  A Snell Foundation 95 or newer helmet, M or SA rated.  Factory installed 3-point belts or higher are required.  Roll Bars/Cages are required in open-top vehicles without factory roll-over protection. Drivers & Vehicles in Group 4 must meet safety requirements as specified in the Midwestern Council GCR for wheel to wheel competition.
 
Numbers:
Car numbers will be assigned on a first to register first assigned basis. MC permanent numbers will not be honored. Numbers must be on both sides of the car, of contrasting color, at least 6” high, and not made from shoe polish or marker.
 
Run Group:
MSCC reserves the right to change your run group based on experience and to balance the groups for a safe and fun event. Moving to another run group is only permitted with the approval of the event chair.
 
Passing:
Passing will be done with a point by for each car passed.  Passing two cars at once is unacceptable.  Drivers passing without a point by will be black flagged.  First offense you will sit out the rest of the session, second offense you will not be allowed back on track.  This is not racing. If a driver is faster than you in the corners, let him pass you in the straights. You may have to lift.  Black flags will be issued for not letting faster cornering cars by on the straights.
 
Passing zones are between T6+T7 and T7+T1 for all groups.  The advanced group, Group 3, may also pass between T5+T6.
 
Pass must be fully completed by turn-in point of the next corner.
 
Group 4, competition licensed drivers, may pass anywhere on track. Point-bys are highly encouraged.
 
Passengers:
No passengers will be allowed except those designated as an instructor by the event chair. The only time more than one person is allowed in the car is if one of those people is a designated instructor.  Instructors may take students in their car or ride along with students.
 
Instructors:
Instruction is very limited. Instructors are volunteers from the advanced and competition run group, appointed by the event chair.  We expect instructors to assist new drivers with learning the line and basic driving technique for a session or two.  We respect that our volunteer instructors are at the event for their own track time.
 
On-Track Behavior:
Front windows must be down. Honor the blend line when entering the track. Watch your mirrors and corner stations.  You will be black flagged if you aren’t paying attention.  Not all corners will be manned. When exiting course, put your left hand in the air to signal you’re slowing; move off-line.  Exit the track using Pit Row; exits at T5 & T6 are for your emergency use only.  Off-course excursions will bring you into the pits to chat with the steward.  Multiple off-course excursions will end your day. 
 
Emergencies on track will result in the session immediately being ended.
 
Flags On-Course:
Yellow: Stationary or Waving. Incident up ahead.  Slow down, no passing until the next manned station.
Black: Driving infraction. Proceed to pit lane immediately.
Blue: Faster car is behind you, let them pass.
Yellow/Red: Debris on the course. Drive with caution, be alert.
Checkered: End of session. Finish your next lap and exit track through pit lane.