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Chicagoland's Loooong Race 43

Hosting Organization(s)Chicagoland Sports Car Club,
Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs
Event TypeRoad Racing, Vintage Events
Event Date(s)19-Oct-2013 to 20-Oct-2013
Event Description/

Back by Popular Demand: It's the 43rd Annual running of, Chicagoland's Loooong Race!

Join us October 19 & 20 at Blackhawk Farms for an end-of-season celebration of everything that’s special about Fall, Friends and Midwestern Council Sports Car Racing!

This event features 100 Mile Road Races for Wheel to Wheel Competitors in all of the Midwestern Council Road Racing classes at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Vintage Historic competitors will compete in 2 25 lap races and all other groups will compete in 50 lap races. There are no mandatory pit stops, and Co-Drivers are allowed in all race groups. 

Race Staff... We're having Race Staff Rides on Saturday at end of day, weather and daylight permitting! Drivers: We need your help, if you've got a passenger seat and OEM or better belts. Sorry, but staff must be 18 or older to participate.

For Everyone... Join us for a Saturday night Party at the Blackhawk Pavilion. Pizza, Snacks, Beverages & Music as usual. Open to all ages!

All Weekend:

Meet with competitors and guests as Chicagoland Sports Car Club and the Midwestern Council conclude the 2013 racing season, and 55 years of commitment to the American Motorsports community. If you would like to get closer to the racing action, volunteers for Race Staff assignments are always accepted. Join us for the 8:00 AM Staff Meeting!

For the Kids:

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Make sure to bring your costumes! Trick or Treat at the BFR corner stations during lunch break on Saturday - listen to the track PA for time announcements. See Ronda Sandsnes or Gail Woelfle at the ground floor of T&S for more information. Contributions of help, transport or goodies are always welcomed.

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

The 32nd Annual Jerry Smith Big Wheel Races are On! Calling All Kids! It’s your chance to race on the same track as the big guys. So load up your Big Wheel (or similar) and join us Sunday on the main straight of Blackhawk Farms Raceway during the noon lunch break. Special T-shirts and certificates awarded to all entrants. Pick up your entry form at either Tech or Registration. Group 1: ages 1-2, Group 2: ages 3-5, Group 3: ages 6-8

Race Groups:

Saturday, October 19th:

  • Group 1: Vintage Historic
  • Group 2: SREN, SRF, FV, F440, F500
  • Group 3: ITR, ITS, FP, GP, HP, GT4, GT5, VWS, SM, ST2

Sunday, October 20th:

  • Group 4: FF, CFF, FA, CFC, FC, S2000, CS2000, ASR, CSR, DSR, CFI
  • Group 5: ITA, ITB, ITC, ITD, SSA, SSB, SSC, BSPEC 
  • Group 6: GT1, GT2, GT3, GTP, DP, EP, SP, GTSC, SSGT, ITGT, AGS, ST1


Event Schedule: 

Friday, October 18th, 2013

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration open. Track open for setup and camping
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Tech Inspection open

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

  • 7:00 am – 5:00pm Registration at track
  • 7:00 -11:00 am, 2-5pm Tech Inspection open
  • 8:00 am Race Staff Meetings
  • 8:00 am Drivers Meeting S/F Line
  • 8:30 am – 8:55 am Gr 1 Practice
  • 9:00 am – 9:25 am Gr 2 Practice
  • 9:30 am – 9:55 am Gr 3 Practice
  • 10:05 am – 10:30 am Gr 1 Qualifying
  • 10:35 am – 11:00 am Gr 2 Qualifying
  • 11:05 am – 11:30 am Gr 3 Qualifying
  • 11:30 am – 12:40 pm Lunch & Trick or Treat
  • 12:50 pm – 1:25 pm Gr 1 V/H Race1
  • 1:35 pm – 2:55 pm Gr 2 Race
  • 3:05 pm – 4:25 pm Gr 3 Race
  • 4:35 pm—5:10 pm Gr 1 V/H Race 2
  • 5:10 pm – 5:45 pm Race Staff Rides
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pizza and Rerfeshments

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 am Registration open
  • 7:00 am – 10:00 am Tech Inspection open
  • 8:00 am Race Staff Meetings
  • 8:00 am Drivers Meeting S/F Line
  • 8:30 am – 8:55 am Gr 4 Practice
  • 9:00 am – 9:25 am Gr 5 Practice
  • 9:30 am – 9:55 am Gr 6 Practice
  • 10:05 am – 10:30 am Gr 4 Qualifying
  • 10:35 am – 11:00 am Gr 5 Qualifying
  • 11:05 am – 11:30 pm Gr 6 Qualifying
  • 11:30 pm – 12:50 pm Lunch & Big Wheel Race
  • 12:50 pm - 2:10 pm Gr 4 Race
  • 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm Gr 5 Race
  • 3:50 pm - 5:10 pm Gr 6 Race

Registration Notes:

  • All races (other than V/H) will be 50 laps (100 miles) in length, or 80 minutes, whichever comes first.
  • Vintage Historic races will be 25 laps (or 40 minutes) each, scored cumulatively. Grid for second V/H race will be set by finishing positions of first race.
  • SREN & SRF cars desiring to run in a second group should enter as UNR2 in Group 5
  • Drivers Meeting is mandatory both days for Drivers and Co-Drivers. Annual Tech is accepted for all cars. Cars may be randomly selected for inspection.

Entry Fees:

  • $295  Driver in One Race Group
  • $80    Co-driver in Same Race
  • $180  Same Driver/Car in 2nd Race Group
  • $0       Guest & Over Crew Event Entrance







Event LocationBlackhawk Farms Raceway
Street Address15538 Prairie Road
CitySouth Beloit
State or ProvinceIL
Postal/Zip Code 61080
Location Description
Driving Directions
BFR is about 15 miles north of Rockford, IL, near the WI state line. For map and directions see
Maximum Entries300
Online Registration Opens05-Jul-2013 6:00 PM EST
Online Registration Closes16-Oct-2013 7:00 PM EST  Online Registration is CLOSED
Online RegistrationView Entry List
Officials and
TitleNameEmail AddressPhone
Race RetistrarJohn Connelljconnell29@sbcglobal.net630-688-4463
CSCC CoordinatorJay
CSCC CoordinatorLarry
MAE CoordinatorGary Schneidergarygret@sbcglobal.net608-334-2685
MC Timing & ScoringBill
MC PresidentLynn
Current WeatherClick for extended forecast
Listing Date17-Feb-2013 by Gary Schneider
Last Update03-Oct-2013 by Larry Best
Page Views4719

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