(Grand Bend) Monday, May 28, 2018 – Earlier today, officials from Grand Bend Motorplex announced a new partnership with Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and specifically their Cruise the Coast initiative.
“Tourism Sarnia-Lambton has always been a great advocate for all of us in the area. We hope that everyone coming to the track for these events will stay an extra day or two and visit the wonderful things our region has to offer.” Paul Spriet, Grand Bend Motorplex.
The Sarnia-Lambton area is also known as Ontario’s Blue coast, referring to its proximity to Lake Huron and the St. Clair River, and more specifically their miles of beautiful shorelines. While navigating these shorelines, you will see, award winning floral gardens, sandy beaches, picturesque parks and charming waterfront communities. One of those waterfront communities being Grand Bend, which is home to Grand Bend Motorplex.
Situated on over 400 acres, Grand Bend Motorplex consists of a Drag Strip, Road Course and a ¼ mile oval track, all of which play host to some of the biggest motorsports events in Canada. For 2018, with assistance from Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, Grand Bend Motorplex will be hosting 2 upcoming events with added incentives for anyone cruising the coast.
The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championships, the leading road racing superbike series in Canada will visit the Raceway from June 8-10. In 2017, this was the only race that 22 Time Champion Jordan Szoke did not win, and he is coming back with a vengeance. New for 2018, this event will also see PA system improvements and expanded seating.
Leaving the strategy and finesse of the raceway and going to the noise and thunder of the dragstrip, on Father’s Day Weekend, June 15-17, is the NAPA Auto Pro Ultimate Showdown ( formerly Stratford Spectacular). Running for over twenty years, this event is the largest community organized drag race in Canada. Everything from Jet cars, Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys and Pro Mods will roar down the strip at up to 500 KPH! For this event, all spectators arriving on a motorcycle will be entitled to a special discounted admission of only $15for Sat or Sun, per motorcycle (not extra fees for a second rider on the same bike). There will also be a special motorcycle parking section.
Please be sure to visit www.cruisethecoast.ca when planning your route to the track. The Sarnia-Lambton area has many memorable things to experience. Your see & do list will include, culinary delights, notable attractions, outstanding festivals and events, unique shops, or sandy beaches. You will also find information on places to stay, including hotels, motels, B&B’s, Cottages, or one of the 30 campgrounds in the area.