Grand Bend Motorplex situated just 3km’s from the shores of beautiful Lake Huron and the resort town of Grand Bend will feature a 2017 drag racing schedule full of big event weekends.
The season opening (warmup) weekend will be May 12-14th and feature Non Points races, plus Footbrake and Open Comp classes. Testing is also available.
The first big event of the year is the “Spring Blowout’ May 19-21st which is the official May 24 party weekend that opens up the Grand Bend tourist season, and is the opening wkd for the GBM Thunder and Extreme 32 series points programs, plus Footbrake & Open Comp classes and Show Vehicles.
June 16-18th is Canada’s largest All Bike Race Weekend with the Hully Gully Summer Sizzler on Saturday, and the S.W. Ontario Harleys Dealers Fathers day “Harleys by the Beach” event on Sunday. Between the two days there are race classes for every type of bike and level of rider, plus Nitro Harley’s, a Q16 race and the Can Cup Bike series, plus hundreds of Motorcycles make this weekend an annual ride to GBM.
June 30th – July 2nd will be our annual “Nostalgia Weekend” featuring all the great race cars of the past, who are part of the Ontario Nostalgia Drag Races Association. A great classic car show in the pits is also part of the program. In addition to the ONDR our GBM Thunder, Junior and Extreme programs will run as well. So you will not only see the great race cars of the past but those of the present as well.
The 21st NAPA Stratford Spectacular will be moving back to its original date in the middle of July (14-16th) and the very popular singlr day CARLOAD pricing program will be back for 2017. The weekend features the Ultimate Showdown series consisting of Pro Mods, Top Sportsman/Dragsters, Outlaw 10.5 Competitors, Jets, Outlaw Sleds, Fireworks and close to 200 competitors in the GBM programs.
Eastern Canada’s Largest Drag Racing event – The MOPAR Canadian Nationals has moved to the Civic holiday weekend Aug 4-6th. The event will once again feature Top Fuel Dragsters, Nostalgia Nitro Funny cars, Nitro Harleys, Pro Mods, a Jet Truck, Alcohol Funny cars, Top Sportsman/Dragsters, Can Am Stock/Super Stock, a lucrative ET program and more ! If you can only make one race this year – this is the one!
Aug 19th-21st will be the 18th Annual Windsor Weekend – one of the largest community sponsored events in the country. The event draws close to 300 entries, and features classes only open to competitors from the Windsor/Essex area plus 3 classes open to anyone ( Extreme 32, Open Comp and Junior Dragster). The event features an awesome Heads Up program showcasing some of the fastest Street cars in the province, plus there are show cars, fireworks, a party in the pits and more as part of the Saturday “Night of Fire”.
The Teamsters Canada local 879 “Thunder by the Beach” event will once again occupy GBM on Labour day wkd Sept 1st-3rd. This is Championship weekend for the Utlimate Showdown series (Pro Mod and Top Sportsman/Dragster) and the GBM Thunder, Junior and Extreme 32 programs as well. Over 350 competitors will converge on GBM this weekend. In addition to the above the event includes Jet Funny cars, Nitro Altereds & Fireworks.
GBM will close the season Sept 22nd-24th with the Fallfast Big $$ race wkd, which includes a Saturday night Racer/Crew Appreciation dinner. In addition to the GBM program, the ONDR Nostalgia cars will be in attendance and the No Box Bracket Challenge series will conclude their season long series at this event.
About GBM – Established in 1995, GBM has grown into one of the largest Multi Venue Motorsports facilities in the country. The Dragstrip hosts numerous large events and has been home to Eastern Canada’s largest race “ MOPAR Canadian Nationals” for 17 years. The Road Course encompasses multiple configurations which allows us to host Motorcycle and Car series events, plus open lapping days and Karting programs. Our paved ¼ mile high banked Oval runs Saturday evening programs for both Junior and Senior race programs. The Moto X track consists of both Junior and Senior layouts, hosting club events and practice days. Go to grandbendmotorplex.ca for all the details.SHARE