Fancy proving your karting prowess on the track and possibly winning $25's worth of coins to redeem on the eShop? Well, if you're in North America you have the chance to do just that this weekend, although the odds of placing high enough to nab those coins seems pretty slim.

US, Canadian and Mexican owners of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription) can compete in this in-game event for a chance to win 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points. You'll be able to compete in a maximum of 24 races each of the three days, with your score being based on your in-game rankings. The top 8 players with the highest accumulated scores at the end of each day will win the points which can be redeemed against games on the Switch eShop.

You can only win the points once even if you rank in the top 8 on multiple days, although the likelihood of placing in the top 8 at all seems slim, no? Across three massive countries? Perhaps we simply need to sharpen our karting skills!

If you think you've got what it takes to beat a continent's worth of Mario Karters, it's running from 12.00 -18:00 (PT) each day from the 17th - 19th January (you can check out the legal nitty-gritty here if that sort of thing excites you). Access the tournament by selecting Online Play > Tournaments > Search by Code and then inputting the corresponding code below according to the day:

Day Tournament Code To Search
Fri 17th Jan 2020 0799-6132-1003
Sat 18th Jan 2020 2403-5150-5963
Sun 19th Jan 2020 1453-2535-4539

Let us know if you plan on participating in this Mario Kart event this weekend, and certainly leave us a comment if you're one of the 24 (!) people to win those lovely Gold Points.