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International Press Club of Chicago Special June Event
IPCC Family Day at the Blackhawk Farms Raceway Track

WHERE: Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL - only 90 miles from Chicago!  

DATE: Saturday, June 29, 2019 (Alfa) | Sunday, June 30, 2019 (Audi)
TIME:  Activities start with registration and tech opening at 7:00 AM, the first group on track at 9:00 AM, and wrap up at 5:00 PM, rain or shine. 

The Chicago Alfa Romeo Owners Club (CAROC) kindly invite IPCC members with their families and guests to participate on June 29, 2019, CAROC Driver’s Education & Lapping Day at Blackhawk Farms.  Join us and enjoy a full day of automotive exercise and fun with family and friends in a comfortable, rural setting. 

Come out and drive YOUR car on a racetrack! All makes of cars welcome. See what you and your car can do!

The racetrack is 2.0 mile. Open lapping sessions in the morning and afternoon in groups divided by car type and experience. Track Touring mid-day with an hour of limited speed. Activities start with registration and tech inspection at 7:00 AM, the first group on track at 9:00 AM, and wrap up at 5:00 PM, rain or shine. For lapping, cars must pass safety tech inspection, helmets (Snell 2010 min) and seat belts required. Fixed roll bars are required for open cars in all groups of lapping sessions. Roll-bar or helmets not required for touring session.  Driver instructors available and free on Saturday, and loaner helmets are available with advance notice.   


The event is free, and IPCC members and guests should RSVP by June 18 using the RSVP button. 

To participate in Touring and Lapping sessions you need to REGISTER online at CAROC even page: 

• A day of Lapping is $260 (2 days - $395) | Touring alone is $35 | $30 late fee after 6/19

• Saturday evening catered BBQ - $25  

• Visit  |  Call Don Brubaker (847) 550-8915 with event questions.

• Track info is available at

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