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Load-In

Check - In

- Friday June 30th.  This is Private Track event.  All participants will head directly to W.K Kellogg Airport to gate 20 (Helmer Rd).  Will be able to enter from 8am-2pm.  Gate 20 will mostly be closed but is no one is at gate please text and or call 312-805-8925.  

- Saturday July 1st through Monday July 3rd we will check in at Quality Inn & Suites.  Check in times are from 6-7am.  Those who are trailering their vehicle will leave shortly after with a police escort directly to the airport.  The rest will leave about 10-15 after the trailers have left.  

Times leaving Quality Inn has changed.  Trailers leaving at 7:10am and rest of vehicles at 7:20am.  SATURDAY PARTICIPANTS DON'T BE LATE.  THERE IS A 5K MARATHON AND WE HAVE TO BE PROMPT. 

Times leaving Quality Inn has changed.  Trailers leaving at 7:10am and rest of vehicles at 7:20am.  SATURDAY PARTICIPANTS DON'T BE LATE.  THERE IS A 5K MARATHON AND WE HAVE TO BE PROMPT. 

 

Load In

-    All will enter through Gate 20 to pit area.  Those who are trailering their vehicles and don’t need the trailer for maintenance reasons, you will unhook and park it in a designated area on site.   

-    If you miss check-in and are running behind, please call or text 312-805-8925 to inform our staff member.  You will be directed to follow the directions to Gate 20, located on Helmer Rd, and since it will be closed to through traffic, you will need to follow the directions below.   Please try to make Check-in to reduce any delays.  No refunds if you miss session.  PLEASE BE PROMPT!!!

-    Registration includes driver and one (1) extra pass.  ONLY the driver and one (1) additional person will be permitted to enter the Field via Gate 20 (must be in the same vehicle).  Any additional vehicles or personnel will have to use the main entrance gates to park ($5.00 per day) and admission to the event is $10.00 per day.  Please visit www.bcballoons.com for gate openings. 

-    All those who ARE NOT REGISTERED and would like to participate, please call or text our staff 312-805-8925.  WE ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!.  If we have opening available, a staff member will inform you where to go and what time you should plan to arrive.  IT IS NOT suggested that you just arrive unannounced.

-    Battle Creek SpeedFest will start setting up Thursday, June 29.  Vendors and those with bigger trailers that purchased a 2day & weekend pass, will be permitted to enter the Event Grounds and either set up their booth or drop their trailer.   Time frame for this is 9:00am – 3:00pm and we will all enter via Gate 20.  We can continue to set up until 3:00pm; HOWEVER, due to the arrival of the F-22 Raptors, we will use GATE 6 off South Airport Road for entering the Field.  Should you need any assistance, please call a staff member at 312-805-8925.

-    Friday June 30th.  PM Session.  We will have Gate 20 open from 8am – 9am.  Again from 12 noon – 2pm. Very important that you follow the directions to Gate 20 via Goguac Street due to many road closures.  

-    All will enter through Gate 20 to pit area.  Those who are trailering their vehicles and don’t need the trailer for maintenance reasons, you will unhook and park it in a designated area on site.   

-    If you miss check-in and are running behind, please call or text 312-805-8925 to inform our staff member.  You will be directed to follow the directions to Gate 20, located on Helmer Rd, and since it will be closed to through traffic, you will need to follow the directions below.   Please try to make Check-in to reduce any delays.  No refunds if you miss session.  PLEASE BE PROMPT!!!

-    Registration includes driver and one (1) extra pass.  ONLY the driver and one (1) additional person will be permitted to enter the Field via Gate 20 (must be in the same vehicle).  Any additional vehicles or personnel will have to use the main entrance gates to park ($5.00 per day) and admission to the event is $10.00 per day.  Please visit www.bcballoons.com for gate openings. 

-    All those who ARE NOT REGISTERED and would like to participate, please call or text our staff 312-805-8925.  WE ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!.  If we have opening available, a staff member will inform you where to go and what time you should plan to arrive.  IT IS NOT suggested that you just arrive unannounced.

-    Battle Creek SpeedFest will start setting up Thursday, June 29.  Vendors and those with bigger trailers that purchased a 2day & weekend pass, will be permitted to enter the Event Grounds and either set up their booth or drop their trailer.   Time frame for this is 9:00am – 3:00pm and we will all enter via Gate 20.  We can continue to set up until 3:00pm; HOWEVER, due to the arrival of the F-22 Raptors, we will use GATE 6 off South Airport Road for entering the Field.  Should you need any assistance, please call a staff member at 312-805-8925.

-    Friday June 30th.  PM Session.  We will have Gate 20 open from 8am – 9am.  Again from 12 noon – 2pm. Very important that you follow the directions to Gate 20 via Goguac Street due to many road closures.  

 

Directions to Gate 20 (Helmer Rd) 

Take I-94 to Capital Avenue Exit which is #97.  You will go North on Capital Avenue and Quality Inn Hotel is across the street from McDonalds.  You will then take Capital Avenue North to West Columbia Avenue; this will be a main intersection (Third Light); A Shell Gas Station and Walgreens are on two of the corners; You will go West (Left) on Columbia Avenue.  Follow this to the second Light (Lassen Car Dealership on Left) and this is 20th Street of which you will go North (Right) on to 20th Street; Stay on this to the Second Light which is Goguac Street and you will turn West (Left); This will dead end on to Helmer Road. Battle Creek Police will be manning this area; You will turn South (Left) and proceed to Gate 20.

Once we are all in we will be escorted to the designated area.  Trailers will be parked first then cars to follow.  

Note: Arrival times has changed from 8-815am to to 730 - 745am

Note: Arrival times has changed from 8-815am to to 730 - 745am

Track layout.  We will not be able to do any burn outs.  We will all head out together and only participants and authorized and approved personals can head out to the starting line up.