About Blackhawk Farms Raceway
Blackhawk Farms is a 1.95 mile, 7 turn private circuit racetrack located in South Beloit, Illinois on 216 acres. The track is on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois, within 90 miles of 2 major metropolitan areas – Chicago and Milwaukee – and minutes from Interstate 39/90.
Blackhawk Farms is a spectator friendly racetrack with many amenities. The track is a registered camp site with the Department of Natural Resources. There is no fee to camp overnight.
The track is a favorite of many local and national race organizations including Championship Cup Series (CCS), Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC), Sports Car Club of America ( SCCA), and Vintage Sports Car Driver Association (VSCDA) to name a few. Numerous car and motorcycle clubs take advantage of the experience that is Blackhawk Farms Raceway including but not limited to Chicago Porsche, Badger Bimmers, Lotus Corps, Northwoods Shelby, and Sport Bike Track Time (STT). Our track is designed to allow for racing organizations and clubs alike to create the ultimate on-track experience with safety being top priority.
History of BFR
Blackhawk Farms is a 1.95-mile (3.14 km) private circuit racetrack located in South Beloit, Illinois, USA, on a 216-acre (0.9 km2) farm on the border between Wisconsin and Illinois. Blackhawk Farms was established in the mid 1960s and is a favorite of the SCCA, Midwestern Council, CCS, NESBA, VSCDA, and other local and national racing organizations.
Blackhawk Farms was built in 1967 by Tito and Marcia Nappi who owned and operated the track until its sale in 1986 to Mike and Raymond Irwin. The track was maintained and operated for nearly 20 years by the Irwin’s until its sale in August, 2007 to Paul Musschoot, a local businessman and longtime SCCA racer and technical inspector.
- Blackhawk Farms Raceway was built by Tito Nappi, a Corvette driver and local contractor, with the first race held in 1967.
- The track was designed by local racing legend, Jerry Dunbar.
- In 2008, BFR unveiled a brand new tech building and Kohler sponsored bathroom facility.
- In 2009 the concession, on-site store, and medical facilities were upgraded, as well as, additional improvements in reducing the property’s water table with added drainage.