A more relaxed and scenic alternative

January 25, 2022

An alternate route to Blackhawk Farms Raceway from the Chicago area that avoids the I-90. Helpful if you live in the suburbs north of the city. Lots of opportunities to divert to a more northern route along the way, via the northbound 83, 12 or 31, all of which will intercept the 173 westbound and put you back on route. Be sure to check out family owned Dacy Airport just west of Harvard. You might see a vintage Stearman biplane parked on the grass. A more relaxed and scenic drive going to or from a track day at Blackhawk Farms.

Drive 69 mi, about 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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The route information is effective the date above and may be outdated. You should review the route for accuracy before taking the drive. The route is for the private purpose of the reader and driving the route does not make it a PCA sanctioned event and PCA insurance is not in effect during your drive.

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Drive 69 mi, about 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Map Point A

Start of mapped route

Near 2041 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA

Head southwest on IL-137 S/Buckley Rd toward N Reigate Ln

3.89 mi

Slight right onto E Peterson Rd

4.66 mi

Turn right onto IL-60 W

4.38 mi

Turn left onto IL-120 W/W Belvidere Rd Continue to follow IL-120 W

13.1 mi

Continue straight onto Charles Rd

1.83 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit

394 ft

Continue onto Charles Rd

2.30 mi

Continue onto Alden Rd

2.73 mi

Turn left onto McGuire Rd

4.78 mi

Continue straight

420 ft

Merge onto McGuire Rd

1.42 mi

Continue onto Airport Rd

1.49 mi

Turn right onto Flat Iron Rd

0.516 mi

Turn left onto IL-173 W

1.78 mi

Turn right onto White Oaks Rd

0.489 mi

Turn left onto Hunter Rd

9.03 mi

Turn right onto IL-76 N

3.01 mi

Turn left onto Manchester Rd

4.60 mi

Continue onto Prairie Hill Rd

6.61 mi

Turn left onto S Bluff Rd

1,138 ft

Turn right onto Yale Bridge Rd

1.48 mi

Turn right onto Prairie Rd

0.623 mi

Turn left

0.264 mi to

Map Point B

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

15538 Prairie Rd, South Beloit, IL 61080, USA

End of mapped route