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thedude777
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:23 PM Edited by thedude777, 02 August 2006 - 11:26 PM.

Well, I'm bored, and I noticed there was no guide for the Race Tournaments, so I decided to make one. I've gathered information from the San Andreas strategy guide, and from myself, and I've put this guide together. It is designed to help anyone who needs help with any of the Race Tournaments.

If you finish in 1st place in a race, you are awarded $10,000.


Los Santos Race Tournaments

There are 9 races available in Los Santos. Follow the checkflag to the place where you can select the races. The Los Santos Races are:

  • Lowrider Race
  • Little Loop
  • Backroad Wanderer
  • City Circuit
  • Vinewood
  • Freeway
  • Into the Country
  • Badlands A
  • Badlands B


Lowrider Race

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Track Distance: 1.46 Miles
Vehicle Used: Blade


You should not do this race with a low driving skill. The Blade has low handling, so go easy around turn to avoid fishtailing. Use the Blade's high speed and pass the competitors on straightaways, while taking it a little easy on the corners. Watch for traffic as you enter the Santa Maria Beach boardwalk.

Little Loop

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Track Distance: 0.82 Miles
Vehicle Used: NRG-500


This is the shortest race in Los Santos. When you begin the race, lean slightly forward on the bike to increase your speed. If you don't you may pop a wheelie when the race begins. The key you winning is to lean slighty forward on the bike, which the other competitors rarely use.

Backroad Wanderer

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Track Distance: 2.05 Miles
Vehicle Used: FCR-900

Again, lean slighty forward on the bike to gain speed. This course if full of turns, so take them easily. Go fast on the few straightaways you have, and a little slower on the turns. Driver down the center of the road to avoid both lanes of traffic.

City Curcuit

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Track Distance: 2.26 Miles
Vehicle Used: FCR-900


Again, you are riding the FCR-900, so again, lean forward to gain speed. This course has long straightaways, so use them to your advantage. Go fast on the straightaways, and get ahead of the competitors so you can take the corners slower.

Vinewood

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Track Distance: 2.41 Miles
Vehicle Used: Sunrise


In this race, you are driving a 2-door sedan, not the best chose for racing. Getting ahead of competitors early is very beneficial. Watch out for the competitors, as they may swerve across the road, trying to bumb you off the road.

Freeway
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Track Distance: 2.62 Miles
Vehicle Used: Super GT


When this race begins, drive to the left of the competitors to pass them. But also watch for oncoming traffic. There are a few corners where you may want to slow down a little. But once you are on the freeway, go full speed. Stay on the right shoulder to avoid traffic. Slow down when you exit the off-ramp.

Into the Country

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Track Distance: 5.22 Miles
Vehicle Used: Bullet


The Bullet is one fast car! And this race has long-ass straightaways, so use them! When you get near Montgomery, slow down so you can enter the freeway without losing contorl. Once you're on the freeway, put the Blade's speed back into use.

Badlands A

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Track Distance: 2.99 Miles
Vehicle Used: Sabre


This is a race full of curves. But at the beginning, it's not curvy. So get ahead of your competitors early. At one point in the race, you will need to jump a barn, which is also a Unique Stunt Jump. If you don't have enough speed, go around it. After, when climbing the mountain dirt road, lookm for the shortcut. This shortcut is easy to see, as it has a police bribe in it. The competitors will most likely not use this shortcut. This race only pays out $5,000

Badlands B

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Track Distance: 2.99 Miles
Vehicle Used: ZR-350


This race is the same as the previous race, only in reverse, and the vehicle is a ZR-350. Don't cut any other corners in this race other than the shortcut mentioned above. If you do, you may miss the wooden bridge, and lose all chances at winning. This race also pays only $5,000.

San Fierro Race Tournaments

There are 6 races available in San Fierro. Follow the checkflag to the place where you can select the races. The San Fierro Races are:

  • Dirtbike Danger
  • Bandito Country
  • Go-Go Carting
  • San Fierro Fastlane
  • San Fierro Hills
  • Country Endurance


Dirtbike Danger

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Track Distance: 1.99 Miles
Vehicle Used: Sanchez


This is an off-road dirt bike race through the Back O' Beyond in Flint County. Get CJ's bike skills up to make this race easier. The Sanchez is the best bike for off road, but it's light and sometimes difficult to handle. Get ahead of the competitors early and it's smooth sailing from then on.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:23 PM Edited by thedude777, 11 September 2005 - 02:54 AM.

Bandito Country

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Track Distance: 2.02 Miles
Vehicle Used: Bandito


The Bandito can do amazing stunts & jump due to it's low center of gravity. Watch out after checkpoint 9. Veer to the right and the place where a police bribe sits. Cross there and you're good.

Go-Go Carting

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Track Distance: 1.18 Miles
Vehicle Used: Kart


The Kart has a very sensitive steering.While doing this race, try hard to keep control. A difficult thing to do is trying to drive the Kart through the alleys without hitting a dumpster. Use other straightaways to make up for time lost in the alleys.

San Fierro Fastlane

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Track Distance: 1.64 Miles
Vehicle Used: Alpha


This isn't really the best car to race with, but you gotta live with it. This race has a few corners, but mainly straightaways. Take it easy on the corners, while speeding along the straightaways.

San Fierro Hills

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Track Distance: 5.20 Miles
Vehicle Used: Phoenix


This is the 2nd longest of the San Fierro races, and the only place to get a Phoenix. The Phoenix is a great car to race with. It handles well around corners, which is good as there are a lot of corners in this race. Use the Phoenix's amazing high speed on the straightaways, and leave the competitors in the dust.

Country Endurance

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Track Distance: 6.68 Miles
Vehicle Used: Bullet


This is the longest of the San Fierro races. You also get to drive one of the fastest cars in the game, the Bullet. But one competitor may be a problem. He is driving a Banshee. Keep your car in good condition. Overtake the other competitors early so you can focus on the Banshee. You may not overtake him until the end.

Las Venturas Airport Freight Depot Race Tournaments

There are 4 races available in this section of the Las Venturas races. Follow the checkflag to the place where you can select the races. The Los Santos Races are:

  • San Fierro to Las Ventuas
  • Dam Rider
  • Desert Tricks
  • Las Venturas Ringroad


San Fierro to Las Venturas

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Track Distance: 4.85 Miles
Vehicle Used: Banshee


The race contains only 1 sharp corner, which is near the end. So you can go speed along, and take the lead without having to worry about sharp corners. The 1 sharp corner is at the end, so when you are about to exit the freeway, slow down so you can turn. During the part of the race through Bone County, drive near the shoulder or in the center of the freeway.

Dam Rider

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Track Distance: 2.67 Miles
Vehicle Used: NRG-500


As with every other race where you are using a bike, lean forward for extra speed. This race also has some tricky corners, so be aware of them. Take it easy on the corners, and speed along on the straightaways. You'll know if you are near the end when you start crossing the Sherman Dam.

Desert Tricks

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Track Distance: 2.91 Miles
Vehicle Used: FCR-500


This is a race full of tricky turns and has some tough competitors. Use the straightaways for speed and gaining ground, while taking it easy on the corners. In this race, there are quite a few places where you can cut corners.

Las Venturas Ringroad

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Track Distance: 3.70 Miles
Vehicle Used: Turismo


As you can see, this race is in a clockwise direction along Julius Thruway, and you're driving one of the absolute fastest cars in the game, the Turismo. With the Turismo, you can leave the competitors in the dust on the 1st straighaway. Also, drive on the right shoulder to avoid traffic, except for the occasional motorist exiting the freeway. You don't need to go directly through the checkpoints, so you can stay on the right shoulder for most of the race.

Las Venturas Airport Race Tournaments

There are 6 races available in the Las Venturas Airport. Follow the checkflag to the place where

you can select the races. The Los Santos Races are:


  • World War Aces
  • Barnstorming
  • Military Service
  • Chopper Checkpoint
  • Whirly Bird Waypoint
  • Heli Hell


World War Aces

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Track Distance: 4.24 Miles
Vehicle Used: Rustler


These last 6 missions are probably the hardest as you have to fly planes. The Rustler is a good plane to use. When the race starts, don't forget to retract your landing gear, so you'll go faster. These races may take a while to complete, so don't get fustrated if you fail them a few times.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:23 PM Edited by thedude777, 02 August 2006 - 11:29 PM.

Barnstorming

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Track Distance: 7.64 Miles
Vehicle Used: Stuntplane


In this race, you are using the Stuntplane. The Stuntplane's controls are extremely sensitive. Do most of you're lateral turning using the L2 and R2 buttons. Also, make small altitude adjustments. The Stuntplane does not have a retractable landing gear.

Military Service

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Track Distance: 10.80 Miles
Vehicle Used: Hydra


This is the longest of all the races. You also must fly the Hydra. The Hydra flies like a helicopter, not a plane. Once the race starts, retract the landing gear for more speed. This race goes very close to Area 69, the Military base. If you fly over Area 69, you are given 5 stars and SAM (surface-to-air missles) will be fired at you. If this happens, press Circle to use the Hydra's chaff. This causes the missles to goes for the chaff instead of the Hydra itself. Keep releasing chaff's until no more SAM's are fired at you.

Chopper Checkpoint

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Track Distance: 3.05 Miles
Vehicle Used: Maverick


This race is easy compared to the last race, Military Service. Take your time and get it right the 1st time, then try to beat your best time later.

Whirly Bird Waypoint

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Track Distance: 2.73 Miles
Vehicle Used: Maverick


This race isn't as easy as it looks. Most of the checkpoints are placed in hard-to-reach areas. Take your time in this race, as there's no room for major mistakes.

Heli Hell

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Track Distance: 3.08 Miles
Vehicle Used: Hunter


That's right, you get to fly to Hunter in this race. This race is fairly easy, except for checkpoint's 11 & 17. Checkpoint 11 is underneath a network of raised freeways. Steadily fly your way under the freeways, being careful not to hit it. Checkpoint 17 is also underneath a raised freeway. Use the same technique you used for checkpoint 11.

If you see any mistakes, please report them to me.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:57 PM Edited by GritSandWiches4Breakfest, 10 September 2005 - 10:31 PM.

I see your put them all in one. Even better now. cool.gif

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (GritSandWiches4Breakfest @ Sep 10 2005, 14:57)
I see your put them all in one. Even better now. cool.gif

Yea, I requested the last one be locked so I could reserve the 1st 3 posts so I can place all the pictures.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:42 AM Edited by Spuds725, 11 September 2005 - 02:47 AM.

I noticed you posted up the wrong pic for "little loop"-- thats definitely not "little loop"--

Also have the wrong pic for LV ringroad.

Also wrong pic for country endurance.

(and you might have swapped the 2 maps for whirlybird waypoint and chopper checkpoint-- this one I'm not sure of but I could have sworn chopper checkpoint was in SF)

nice formatting-- good guide (after corrections are made) wink.gif

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:55 AM

I made some corrections.....any more?

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 01:32 PM

Nice guide. They should add it to the list at the top.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 01:53 PM

I have been having a lot of problems with races around SA. This guide is gonna some in handy. Thanx thedude777 cool.gif


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Posted 11 September 2005 - 03:07 PM

No problem at all.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 03:17 PM

You should mention finishing first in all races is needed for 100%, and you earn $1,000,000 for it.

For barnstorming, I would tap the accelerator the entire race, never holding it down; for more control.
For military service, I would leave the landing gear down, and swivel thrusters to a 45 degree angle.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 07:06 PM

Hi, just a little hint on the Low Rider Race in Los Santos.
Use a low rider without hydraulics, Voodoo (untuned) f.e.
Itīs a lot slower but much easier to handle than Blade or Savanna.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 11:45 PM

Nice guide it really helps, congratulations for your Karma star Thedude777.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 12:32 AM

You should probably also mention that holding down the accelerator, even with full driving skill and good reaction time will not let you win the race... the AI driving is too stupid to let you do that.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 08:35 AM

awesome......just awesome

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:12 PM

nice guide, thanks

unlucky for me i could not find the start location for any of the 3 races in my area
i guess what im looking for is a little red area and probably the race vechiles mentioned above stands nearbye it?

and the black n white "flagg" in this guide is the start location to look foor!? nervous.gif

there are 2 races not mentioned in this guide? "Beat the Cock" triatholon

and "mount chiliad race" and thoose 2 are offcorse the only races i have found without problems suicidal.gif

can anybody help me lol blush.gif

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE
i guess what im looking for is a little red area and probably the race vechiles mentioned above stands nearbye it?


You should look for a chequered (black and white) flag on the map. Enter the little red area at those location to be able to choose a street race event.

From GTA-SanAndreas.com:

"All four locations for the race challenges are:
- Little Mexico, Los Santos
- Downtown, San Fierro
- LVA Freight Depot, Las Venturas
- Las Venturas Airport (Checkpoint Challenges)"




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