Race Driver Schools (Blackhawk Farms Raceway)

MIDWESTERN COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THREE DRIVER SCHOOLS FOR 1997 Racing driver schools have been announced for Saturdays, April 19, June 7 and September 6. The schools will be run at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, Rockton IL, a 2-mile road racing course...

MIDWESTERN COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THREE DRIVER SCHOOLS FOR 1997

Racing driver schools have been announced for Saturdays, April 19, June 7 and September 6. The schools will be run at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, Rockton IL, a 2-mile road racing course by the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs. Courses for novice and advanced racers will be offered.

Two sections are run at each school. One is for all-out racers who have prepared race cars and want to compete wheel-to-wheel in traditional and vintage/historic sports car races. Second is a section for drivers who wish to learn to drive their regular street cars at high speed in preparation for the club's open track autocross races.

The school starts with a Friday night ground school teaching racing rules and driving techniques. On Saturday, station wagon runs to show the students which way the track turns, the flag stations and where the turn-in, acceleration and apex points are located. Then students get in their own cars and try to duplicate the proper racing lines. Practices continue all day and the day finishes up with practice races to test the skills learned.

The cost is $125 for the wheel-to-wheel course, $85 for the autocross instruction. Satisfactory completion of the wheel-to-wheel side of the school earns a Competition Drivers License that is recognized for all Midwestern Council races and many other races around the country. The autocross school issues a certificate of completion. Preparation and pre-registration is required for the schools and all participants must be members of Midwestern Council ($40 annual dues).

For more info, call the Midwestern Council Hotline at (847) 359-0204, send a SSAE to Midwestern Council, 147 S. Winston, Palatine IL 60067 or check out the MC website at http://www.execpc.com/~mcscc/.

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