Calabogie Motorsports Park is a racing complex containing a 5.05-km (3.14-mi) racetrack, with nice elevation changes and surrounded by pine trees, built at the outskirts of Canada's capital, Ottawa. There are 20 turns in the track, and its largest straight segment measures 2000 feet. The road course's design by Alan Wilson managed to capture the experience of driving high-performance racing cars and motorcycles through the woodlands, with a variable landscape that changes with every season of the year. Winters in Ottawa are severe, with chili temperatures lower than -10 degrees Celsius and lots of snow covering the land. There is no ice racing in Calabogie, as it takes place at the nearby Capital City Speedway.
Calabogie's racetrack starts and ends in the middle of its southernmost straight segment and goes downhill from the very first turn, all the way through two left-hand sweepers and a right-hand one. Then comes the fastest straight run of the track, another downhill slope of 2000 feet that ends suddenly in a brake-pad-eating combination of tight left-handers, Mulligans, and Big Rock. Drivers continue going down from there until midway between Candy Mountain and Temptation. The remaining stretch is an exhilarating driving experience through tight corners and sweepers to the left and right, most of them blocking the view from the driver's perspective because of the terrain's ups and downs.