Wednesday Sept 05, 2012 (Toronto) – HOT LAP officially
announced today its USA tour of race tracks has been delayed. The production
is working to re-start the series tour of the USA’s best racetracks
beginning in spring of 2013.
“HOT LAP got off to a great start with the filming
of its first production episode last May at Calabogie Motorsports Park
in Canada. We learned a lot about the dynamics of the show and the kinds
of challenges inherent in the format we’re producing” says Andrew Shaw,
creator of the project.
HOT LAP is the first motorcycle racing game show
where challengers compete with cast members for the fastest lap of the
day. This unscripted reality TV production plans to film 13 track locations
across Canada and the United States, from Canada to California to complete
its first season.
LAP EPISODE ONE
A Story by Andrew Shaw, Editor Dani Stern
“TRAINING FOR THE PAIN"
It has been said that getting there is half
the fun. If that were the case, then it would be foolish to ignore the
five hours that we spent driving Canada's highways from the big city
of Toronto to a quaint, but otherwise unremarkable, dot on the map called
On the way there, as night fell and streetlights were no longer existent,
we dodged three deer, a porcupine and a family of racoons. And those
were just the ones on the road. Glowing eyes and fast moving foxes,
dotted the tree-line for the last twenty miles of country roads. After
all, we were no longer in Kansas, Toto. We were almost in Calabogie,
a mystical track with an unusual name that sounds like a distant cousin
of a Sasquatch or Yeti. Calabogie – the word rolls off the tongue easily
enough, but without some context, I'll admit, it is a bit of a strange
When you meet people who have ridden at Calabogie Motorsports
Park, their eyes instantly light up with a maniacal glint at the mere
mention of the name. It's actually an involuntary reaction – similar
to twitching, caused by muscle memory of prolonged shock therapy sessions...
or how one would react when asked to recall a close encounter with Bigfoot.
This is usually followed by a long and involved story about their experiences
with every turn, bump and straightaway at the track.
THE FULL STORY
Attention All HOT LAP Registered Riders; The one-day
HOT LAP time trials event planned for Shannonville Thursday June 14,
2012 has officially been scrubbed. HOT LAP is re-scheduling
to a later date with Riders Choice to ensure their participation in
the show.For production purposes it was decided to forgo this mid-week
single day event to open up the schedule for a future multi-day event
required for full-episode filming. READ MORE
Great News! The photo catalogue from the shooting of HOT LAP episode 1 is finally available to the public! We shot over 2500 still photos in high resolution so it took a while to edit down to these final four galleries. If you're looking for high-resolution copies please contact Warren M. Keefe the official show photographer.
LAP Motorcycle Television Show Teams Up with EatSleepRide.com
March 27th, 2012 (Toronto) – HOT LAP, the new reality television game
show featuring motorcycle track day riders is pleased to announce a
social media partnership with EatSleepRide.com.
(ESR) is a new breed of motorcycle community. Combining the best of
today's social web with useful features tailored to motorcycle enthusiasts
of all types, ESR is an open platform for the exchange of everything
HOT LAP Reality TV Show Inks Deal With
ProTrack Guides LLC, Featuring Chris Peris
March 14th, 2012 (Toronto) – HOT LAP, the new reality television game
show featuring motorcycle track day riders is pleased to announce a
technology partnership with the Chris Peris Riding School and the ProTrack
Guides SES RaceLine offering.
Under the terms of the agreement, HOT LAP cast
members will be utilizing highly advanced, portable and compact QStarz
GPS data logging units powered the patent pending ProTrack Guides GPS
data logging system for race track riders. The system from ProTrack
Guides is called SES RaceLine. This will aid in deep rider analysis
for coaching and training.
LAP Television Show Casting Call at the Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 (Toronto) – HOT LAP, the motorcycle reality television show, is holding a casting call at the Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show. The television show is looking for track day riders who want to participate in filming the fastest and most famous racetracks from Canada to California. The Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show plays host to the HOT LAP casting call event at the International Centre, March 17-18, 2012.
HOT LAP Reality TV Show
Announces Second Episode at Shannonville with RIDERS CHOICE
February 27, 2012 (Toronto,
Canada) - HOT LAP, the new motorcycle racing
reality TV game show, is pleased to announce RIDERS CHOICE of Ontario,
Canada as the host organization for the on-track filming of episode
two of the thirteen part made-for-television series.
Season one of the HOT LAP show follows brothers Andy and Steve and their best friends Matt and Derek as they race from Canada to California on ten of the world’s fastest racetracks, for the fastest lap. In each episode the team challenges local riders for a chance to win a ticket to the grand finale episode in California and a race for free bike.
HOT LAP Reality TV Show Announces First Episode with PRO 6 Cycles Inc.
Monday, February 6th, 2012 (Toronto, Canada) - HOT LAP, the new motorcycle racing reality TV game show, is pleased to announce PRO 6 CYCLE Inc. of Ontario, Canada as the host organization for the on-track filming of episode one of the thirteen-part made-for television series.
HOT LAP Launches Next Weekend at the International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Jan. 6-8, 2012 in Toronto Canada.
Sunday, January 01, 2012 (Toronto, Canada) - Join us for a LIVE filming event: Friday Jan. 6th at 2pm, Saturday Jan. 7 at 4pm, or Sunday Jan. 8 at 2pm at the International Motorcycle Supershow in Toronto.
Come to the show and see us on the HOT LAP Racers Hall Stage and be a part of a live studio audience. At the HOT LAP booth in Hall 3 track day riders can SIGN-UP at the BOOTH for our casting call. Riders who register have a chance to appear as challengers on the Canadian episodes of the show filming in Ontario May through July 2012.
For more information about the SUPERSHOW: CLICK HERE.
Bob Scholten, RDS Racing partners with
for California Episodes
Saturday, December 31, 2011 (Toronto, Canada) - Congratulations to Bob Scholten of RDS Racing, California USA - Bob has been named "The Official Ambassador of All Challengers" by the producer and host of HOT LAP Andrew Shaw.
Bob Schotlten and RDS Racing are helping co-ordinate the track arrangements for the California group of race tracks scheduled for the grand finale episode of HOT LAP, the new Reality TV show.
Bob was actually the first challenger ever to sign up for HOT LAP, which now boasts over 500 registered riders. California is currently open for riders to register as challengers on the show... READ MORE
New Sport Bike Racing Television Show Launches Production at Motorcycle SUPERSHOW