The host hotel serves as more than a warm bed for Challengers. It's a hub for the entire event. Competitors arrive early on Thursday and are usually putting the finishing touches on their cars in the parking lot. Want to get to know some friendly gearheads and chow down on various grilled goodies? Look no further than the parking lot behind our host hotel.

$2017 Challenge host hotel:

Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

Our special room rates are as follows:

$119.00 per night for a king bed.
$129.00 per night for a double.