If you are reading this, I assume that you have already registered online for your chance to win the $50,000 grand prize in the inaugural Hudunk Speedway Grand Prix. If you are a resident of Canada, you have until October 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter. International readers can enter through November 5.
Before we begin, let us remind you that this is a road-trip race. You will be traveling to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto to compete in a series of speedway events that will form part of the championship. There are several ways to prepare for this journey. One of the best ways is to register with an automobile club. They will provide you with the best experience, help you find a mechanic, and more. You should also familiarize yourself with the rules of the game. You can find the full rules here. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact my team. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Three Main Events
There are three main events that you will compete in. You will be entered automatically into the first event and have the chance to score extra points in the other two. The first event is a 150-mile road race from Ottawa to the beautiful city of Montreal. You will be making your way along the iconic Jacques-Cartier Bridge and around the islands of Montreal in the 401 km/241 mile route. The winner of this event will automatically advance to the semifinals of the Grand Prix. You should arrive in the city of Montreal no later than 1 p.m. on October 31.
The Scotiabank Grand Prix
The Scotiabank Grand Prix is a 200-mile road race that begins in the vibrant city of Montreal and ends in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. This is the second of the three main events. In order to qualify, you must have previously competed in the Ottawa-to-Montreal road race. This will be the first of three legs making up the Scotiabank Grand Prix. You will be racing against some of the best amateur and professional drivers in the world. There are also opportunities to win extra points in this race. The organizers of this event have put together an incredible program that will feature live music, fireworks, and lots of surprises along the way. You should arrive in Ottawa no later than 6 p.m. on October 31.
The Air Canada Memorial Trophy
Air Canada is paying homage to their esteemed predecessor by designing a custom trophy in the shape of an airplane. This is the third and final leg of the series. This is a 125-mile race from the country’s capital to its commercial center. As the name would suggest, this is a one-way street. You will be driving either toward Toronto or away from it. The finish line is in the middle of Toronto. This is a physically and mentally challenging course that will test your driving prowess. If you are able to complete the whole thing without any problems, you will be awarded the Air Canada Memorial Trophy. This is a great opportunity to connect with nature while celebrating Canadian culture. You should be no later than 12 p.m. on November 4 to be guaranteed to arrive in time for the awards ceremony.
Now that you are totally prepared for your road trip, it’s time to hit the road. Good luck out there!