TORONTO, Ont. — It was a busy Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow waved the checkered flag on another successful show.
During the show’s final afternoon, Nelson Peixoto stopped by to have a look at the pair of fully loaded 2020 Toyota GR Supras he won in the annual Rock the Road Raffle that supports research into and families living with prostate cancer.
That was followed with a pair of winners being crowned in competitions that started in the weeks before the AutoShow opened, and came to a conclusion over the course of the show.
The third annual Tuner Battlegrounds: AutoShow Edition — which launches the eighth season of PASMAG’s Tuner Battleground Championship — started with 15 cars that was whittled down to two that were on display during the AutoShow. Voting culminated Sunday with Farid Nurmohamed and his 2JZGTE twin turbo swapped 2003 Lexus IS300 taking home the $3,500 cash prize along with a print feature in the pages of PASMAG and a spot in the annual Top 64 bracket with the final two appearing in the PASMAG booth at the 2020 SEMA Show.
Adrian Smith and his 2016 Volkswagen Golf R took home the $1,000 runner-up prize.
The finale of the show was marked with the Forza Motorsport 7 WorldGaming Network North American Championship, won by LZR ForceOne (20-year-old Dan Nyman from Mount Laurel, New Jersey) who swept the championship, winning the top qualifying time, the qualifying race, race two in a BMW M8 GTE at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium and the final race at Suzuka in Japan driving a 2018 McLaren Senna.
ForceOne was near untouchable in the tournament. He started the third and final race from the eighth spot due to a reverse grid alignment following the second race, but had reclaimed the leader’s spot before the first lap was done, and ended up winning with a seven-second margin over second-place RBR Venom.
He wins the $7,500 first-place prize with Venom winning $4,000 and TX3 Lightning winning $2,000 for his third-place finish.
With this year’s show now closed, planning begins for the 2021 Canadian International AutoShow which will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto February 12th to 21st, 2021.