Race Track

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Information

The Race Track (previously known as the Torn City Raceway) is accessible via the 'Red-Light' area of the City. It was added on 1 March 2007. [1]

A Car and a Racing License are required before players can use the Race Track. The Racing License can be purchased at the Points Building for 50 points.

Official Races

There is no fee to take part in official races. Players will automatically be paired with five other racers in the same racing class. Official races will take 1 hour to be prepared, and will finish once all participants have crossed the finish line.

After leaving an official race, there is a 15 minute penalty time before you can join another official race.

Custom Races

Players can create custom racing event. While no racing points are earned in custom events, players will earn driver skill. Unlike official races there is no waiting period to join or create a new custom race after leaving one. An entry fee can be added, with winnings going to the top three finishers.

The following options need to be selected to start a custom race:

  • Race name.
  • Drivers required. (Max 6)
  • Maximum drivers. (Max 100)
  • Track.
  • Number of Laps. (Max 100)
  • Cars Allowed. Restrict entries to a certain class, or a single car.
  • Upgrades Allowed. Choose to allow upgrades, or stock cars only.
  • Bet Amount (Max $10,000,000). Choose to bet on the race with the winnings going to the top 3 finishers.
  • Wait time in minutes before the race starts (Max 2880)
  • Password (optional).

Notes:

  • A custom race with only one player will time out and be deleted one hour after the wait time ends.
  • If a player leaves a custom race or the race times out after paying a bet, the bet will be refunded in the form of a cashiers check at the bank.


Classes

Players start in Class E, and will advance through classes by earning Racing Points from placing top three in official races.

3 Racing Points for finishing in 1st place.
2 Racing Points for finishing in 2nd place.
1 Racing Point for finishing in 3rd place.
Upgrading your Racing Class
Class Requirements
Class E 0 Racing Points earned
Class D 25 Racing Points earned
Class C 100 Racing Points earned
Class B 250 Racing Points earned
Class A 475 Racing Points earned

If a player spends or loses points in a crash, the points will still count towards ranking up. Racing Points obtained through Company specials do not count towards ranking up a class; only points earned from Racing count.

Racing Skill

  • Racing skill is gained every race, whether official or custom.
  • Owning the Torn City Motors Stock benefit block passively gives a 10% boost to racing skill.
  • Longer track length and a better race end position give higher racing skill gains.
  • Car type and race time has no effect on racing skill gains.
  • Official races will give more racing skill compared to custom races of similar length to compensation for the longer wait times before the race.
  • Racing Skill is capped at 100

Track List

There are a total of 16 tracks. Some tracks will not be accessible until you reach a certain class.

Track List
Name Image Length
Uptown B1_s.jpg 2.25mi
Withdrawal B2_s.jpg 3.4mi
Underdog B3_s.jpg 1.73mi
Parkland B4_s.jpg 3.43mi
Docks B5_s.jpg 3.81mi
Commerce B6_s.jpg 1.09mi
Two Islands B7_s.jpg 2.71mi
Industrial B9_s.jpg 1.35mi
Vector B10_s.jpg 1.16mi
Mudpit B11_s.jpg 1.06mi
Hammerhead B12_s.jpg 1.16mi
Sewage B13_s.jpg 1.5mi
Meltdown B14_s.jpg 1.2mi
Speedway B15_s.jpg 0.9mi
Stone Park B16_s.jpg 2.08mi
Convict B17_s.jpg 1.64mi

Naming a Car

Players can give enlisted cars a unique name to make them more easily identifiable. This can be done by selecting the small pencil icon next to each enlisted car, typing the desired name into the edit box, and clicking on "save".

Honors

There are six honor bars that can be achieved by participating in Racing.

819611004.png - Reach Class A

739693375.png - 250 wins in the same car

422587009.png - Achieve a driver skill of 10

182849928.png - Crash during a race

559214781.png - Win 100 races

832763049.png - Earn 2,500 Racing Points

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Players cannot travel while currently in a race.
  • Players can only take part in one race at a time.
  • Being hospitalized during a race will not influence the outcome.
  • Cars can be bought from The Docks in the City, or from other players in the Item Market or Bazaars. Cars can also be obtained by performing the Grand Theft Auto crimes.
  • After a race is finished, it can be replayed in the race log (linked in the completion event) to watch a replay. This can be sped up by x2, x4, x8, x10, x20, x40, x80, and x100.
  • Players cannot enlist a car that is in a class higher than their class rating, but can use cars below their current class.
  • Upgrades cannot be removed after they have been purchased and fitted. Upgrades can only be removed by purchasing a replacement upgrade (i.e. Adjustable Spoiler/Fixed Spoiler).
  • Removing a car from enlistment will remove all upgrades from it and return the stock vehicle to the inventory.
  • Wrecking a car also has the chance to remove fitted upgrades.

Ultimate Racing Tournament

Twice a year, the Ultimate Racing Tournament (URT) is held to test players' racing skill and luck, with the winner receiving a Bugatti Veyron and Gold Racing Trophy.

Historical Notes

Racing was originally limited to two tracks. The "Drag" course was for one-on-one races that lasted 15 minutes. The "Round Track" course was for challenging four other racers and lasted 5 minutes. [2]

Races could not be watched- winners were decided based on car stats and luck. Participants would receive an event announcing the race's winner. A sample event:

Player lost to you in a drag race by a few seconds. You have won the pot of $20,000.

Only four races could happen on either track at a time.

Released prior to Patch list #1

Patch list #184 : 16/03/21
  • Added value of enlisted cars within the racing system to networth statistics.
Patch list #182 : 02/03/21
  • Changed racing and hunting to always show two decimal places for consistency (excluding personal stats).
Patch list #181 : 23/02/21
  • Changed custom racing bets to pay out as bank checks rather than direct to wallet.
Patch list #175 : 12/01/21
  • Added gold flare to races created by official URT stewards.
Patch list #152 : 28/07/20
  • Changed opacity of race status panel that appears over the map to make the text clearer.
Patch list #149 : 07/07/20
  • Added race start time column to the custom races list on Racing.
Patch list #144 : 02/06/20
  • Removed car selection confirmation when join official race.
Patch list #133 : 17/03/20
  • Changed racing car list order to the sum of all combined stats descending.
  • Changed official racing car selection to show track name at the top.
  • Changed official races to select the car at the top of the list automatically by default in the background.
Patch list #118 : 19/11/19
  • Added new racing category with 4 stats into personal stats.
Patch list #116 : 05/11/19
  • Changed custom race creation queries for better security.
Patch list #109 : 03/09/2019
  • Changed racing time formatting in events, statistics and in-race lists.
Patch list #101 : 09/07/19
  • Changed racing car removal confirmation font color to red in an attempt to stop people deleting their own cars.
Patch list #93 : 14/05/19
  • Added the ability to remove cars from the racing system that have had racing points spent on them.
Patch list #89 : 09/04/19
  • Added 'new personal best lap' notification to racing result events.
Patch list #88 : 02/04/19
  • Rebuilt class banners in the "Torn City Raceway" page.
Patch list #82 : 19/02/19
  • Changed "Start a custom race" button to appear at the top of the page.
Patch list #78 : 22/01/19
  • Added spectator mode for custom races.
  • Increased maximum wait time for custom races.
Patch list #55 : 07/08/18
  • Changed password fields in RR and racing to simple text.
Patch list #49 : 26/06/18
  • Added race replay on racing log page.
Patch list #47 : 12/06/18
  • Added racing log page (linked from event).
  • Changed enlisted cars order in racing to Class descending.
Patch list #41 : 17/04/18
  • Added list of racing upgrades lost in events received after crashing.
Patch list #19 : 10/11/17
  • Changed racing cars 'top speed' formula for car comparability.
Patch list #17 : 24/10/17
  • Updated race statistics to show only unique users in global records.

References

  1. Wollongong, Racing at the Torncity Racetrack (02/03/07)
  2. Wollongong, Racing at the Torncity Racetrack (02/03/07)