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    Need For Speed: Carbon
    Challenge Series Walkthrough - Version 1.01
    Wii Version
    Created By: DuelingDinos
    
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    Table Of Contents
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    I) Version History
    
    1a.) Intro 
    1b.) What is the Challenge Series?
    
    2a.) Canyon Duel - Bronze
    2b.) Canyon Duel - Silver
    2c.) Canyon Duel - Gold
    
    3a.) Canyon Race - Bronze
    3b.) Canyon Race - Silver
    3c.) Canyon Race - Gold
    
    4a.) Checkpoint - Bronze
    4b.) Checkpoint - Silver
    4c.) Checkpoint - Gold
    
    5a.) Canyon Checkpoint - Bronze
    5b.) Canyon Checkpoint - Silver
    5c.) Canyon Checkpoint - Gold
    
    6a.) Canyon Drift - Bronze
    6b.) Canyon Drift - Silver
    6c.) Canyon Drift - Gold
    
    7a.) Pursuit Evasion - Bronze
    7b.) Pursuit Evasion - Silver
    7c.) Pursuit Evasion - Gold
    
    8a.) Trade Paint - Bronze
    8b.) Trade Paint - Silver
    8c.) Trade Paint - Gold
    
    9a.) Circuit - Bronze
    9b.) Circuit - Silver
    9c.) Circuit - Gold
    
    10a.) Sprint - Bronze
    10b.) Sprint - Silver
    10c.) Sprint - Gold
    
    11a.) Drift - Bronze
    11b.) Drift - Silver
    11c.) Drift - Gold
    
    12a.) Speedtrap - Bronze
    12b.) Speedtrap - Silver
    12c.) Speedtrap - Gold
    
    13a.) Circuit - Bronze
    13b.) Circuit - Silver
    13c.) Circuit - Gold
    
    14.) Tips
    15.) Special Thanks
    16.) Contact Info
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    I) Version History
    
    V. 1 - 1/16/07 - First finished copy posted.
    V. 1.01 - 1/17/07 - Added Intro, and sites with permission to post this FAQ
    
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    1a.) Intro
    
    This FAQ covers the Challenge Series section of Need For Speed: Carbon.
    
    The following sites have permission to post this FAQ:
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    www.supercheats.com
    
    1.) What is the Challenge Series?
    
    The Challenge Series is a set of races, contests, etc. to in a way test your 
    skills as a driver, and a good way to improve your overall skills, as well 
    as unlock some cool stuff at the same time.  There are 12 different 
    challenge series covering all of the different racing situations you'll come
    across in the game.  I'm going to detail them all out for you and add some
    tips on how to make them easier to beat.
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    2a.) Canyon Duel - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Duel - Silver
    Track: Journeyman's Bane
    Length: 4.5 Miles
    Car: Lexus IS300 (Tuner)
    Description: Defeat an easy opponent in a Canyon Duel on Journeyman's 
    Bane.
    My Opinion: After taking a try or two to get adjusted to the car's handling 
    and the track itself, it shouldn't take much more than a couple tries before 
    you can beat this one.
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    2b.) Canyon Duel - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Duel - Gold
    Track: Gold Valley Duel
    Length: 2.5 Miles
    Car: Plymouth Road Runner (Muscle)
    Description: Defeat an intermediate opponent in a Canyon Duel on Gold 
    Valley.
    My Opinion: If you've never driven a muscle car yet, getting the hang of the
    handling may be a bit harder than the challenge itself, but all in all, this one
    isn't too difficult either.
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    2c.) Canyon Duel - Gold
    Reward: Switchblade Spoiler
    Track: Eternity Pass
    Length: 3.1 Miles
    Car: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Muscle)
    Description: Defeat a hard opponent in a Canyon Duel on Eternity Pass.
    My Opinion: This Challenge will definetly push you, you'll have to balance 
    your acceleration, braking, and turning to get through this one, if you're lucky
    you'll overtake your opponent in the first leg, but don't expect to, you may 
    have to start and probably finish the second leg.
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    3a.) Canyon Race - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Race - Silver
    Track: Gold Valley
    Length: 3.4 Miles
    Car: Mazda RX-8 (Tuner)
    Description: Win a Canyon Race on Gold Valley against easy opposition.
    My Opinion: Like the last Bronze challenge, this shouldn't be much trouble 
    for you.  Not much else to add about it.
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    3b.) Canyon Race - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Race - Gold
    Track: Copper Ridge
    Length: 2.6 Miles
    Car: Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (Tuner)
    Description: Win a Canyon Race on Copper Ridge against intermediate 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: This race won't be as easy to get into the lead in, but its not 
    that hard either, just take a little time and wait for the right spots to make 
    your moves, you'll be in the lead and winning the race in no time.
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    3c.) Canyon Race - Gold
    Reward: NFS Carbon Logo Vinyls
    Track: Deadfall Junction
    Length 3.4 Miles
    Car: Nizzan 350Z (Tuner)
    Description: Win a Canyon Race on Deadfall Junction against hard 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: Overall, this one isn't all that difficult, as long as you don't 
    make any huge mistakes, you should be able to win this no problem.
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    4a.) Checkpoint - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Checkpoint - Silver
    Track: Eskuri Plaza
    Length: 5.6 Miles
    Car: Renault Clio V6 (Tuner)
    Description: Complete the Eskuri Plaza Checkpoint Challenge in under 3:44 
    to win.
    My Opinion: No real challenge here. I smashed into a few walls along the 
    way and still finished with over 40 seconds to spare.  As long as you don't 
    wreck too horribly, you'll be fine.
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    4b.) Checkpoint - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Checkpoint - Gold
    Track: Rabinowitz Drive
    Length: 5.3 Miles
    Car: Plymouth Hemi Cuda (Muscle)
    Description: Complete the Rabinowitz Drive Checkpoint Challenge in under 
    3:02 to win.
    My Opinion: On the way to the first two checkpoints, you may find yourself 
    running a little low on time.  You'll need to make sure you don't hit too many 
    walls on this one, or you may not finish in time.
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    4c.) Checkpoint - Gold
    Reward: Venom Spoiler
    Track: Blackwell Road
    Length: 5.8 Miles
    Car: Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Exotic)
    Description: Complete the Blackwell Road Checkpoint Challenge in under 
    3:21 to win.
    My Opinion: This one is definetly not very easy, but as long as you can hug 
    your corners at good speeds, you should be able to pull this off with few 
    problems. This one may take a few tries.
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    5a.) Canyon Checkpoint - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Checkpoint - Silver
    Track: Lofty Heights
    Length: 3.3 Miles
    Car: Chevrolet Camero SS (Muscle)
    Description: Complete the Lofty Heights Checkpoint Challenge in under 
    2:39 to win.
    My Opinion: Not much of a challenge, but if you've been reading this whole 
    thing, you'd notice all of the Bronze Challenges are not very difficult.  As 
    long as you don't wreck a lot, you'll be fine.
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    5b.) Canyon Checkpoint - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Checkpoint - Gold
    Track: Knife's Edge
    Length: 2.4 Miles
    Car: Mazda RX-7 (Tuner)
    Description: Complete the Knife's Edge Checkpoint Challenge in under 
    1:25 to win.
    My Opinion: They do not leave you much room for error on this challenge, 
    thankfully you're in a car that handles beautifully, just hug your corners and 
    watch your speed, you should be fine.
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    5c.) Canyon Checkpoint - Gold
    Reward: Pearlescent Paint
    Track: Desperation Ridge
    Length: 3.4 Miles
    Car: BMW M3 GTR (Exotic)
    Description: Complete the Desperation Ridge Checkpoint Challenge in 
    under 1:55 to win.
    My Opinion: There is very little room for error on this one, especially before 
    the first checkpoint, this will probably take a few tries before you get this 
    one.
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    6a.) Canyon Drift - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Drift - Silver
    Track: Gold Valley Drift
    Length: 3.1 Miles
    Car: Aston Martin DB9 (Exotic)
    Description: Score over 25,000 PTS on this Canyon Drift to win.
    My Opinion: Not very hard at all, just build up your speed and glide through 
    the corners, it's not all that hard to get a score as high as 200,000 on this 
    one.
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    6b.) Canyon Drift - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Canyon Drift - Gold
    Track: Knife's Edge Drift
    Length: 2.4 Miles
    Car: Toyota MR2 (Tuner)
    Description: Score over 100,000 PTS on this Canyon Drift to win.
    My Opinion: This one is a bit more difficult, there isn't a lot of track on this
    one, so you have to make each drift count, all you need are a couple of 
    really good ones and you should be all set.
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    6c.) Canyon Drift - Gold
    Reward: Sidewinder Spoiler
    Track: Lookout Point Drift
    Length: 2.3 Miles
    Car: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 (Exotic)
    Description: Score over 150,000 PTS on this Canyon Drift to win.
    My Opinion: This may seem a bit of a challenge at first, but don't worry, if 
    you've got the hang of drifting, you can drift almost the whole last half of 
    this course in one combo, getting you around 120,000-160,000 PTS. 
    Just keep your speed up as best you can around those corners.
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    7a.) Pursuit Evasion - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Pursuit Evasion - Silver
    Track: Starlight Strip Escape
    Length: N/A
    Car: Mazda Mazdaspeed3 (Tuner)
    Description: Evade the police pursuit after at least 2 minutes to win.
    My Opinion: Nothing much to watch out for on this one, just drive around 
    for a couple minutes, then after you reach the two minute mark, find a pursuit
    breaker and use it to disable the cops chasing you, it may take two or three, 
    but you should have this one done in little time.
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    7b.) Pursuit Evasion - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Pursuit Evasion - Gold
    Track: Beachfront Dodge
    Length: N/A
    Car: Dump Truck (Not exactly sure, but probably a class of its own)
    Description: Evade the police pursuit after at least 5 minutes to win.
    My Opinion: The poor acceleration and handling make this quite a challenge, 
    just a few things to keep in mind.  Don't think that since you're in a dump 
    truck that you can go head to head with an oncoming Rhino, you may still 
    see yourself getting thrown back.  Stay to the edge of the roadblocks and 
    just blow through, avoid going through the middle if you can.  Pursuit 
    Breakers are essential... keep their numbers as low as you can becuase if 
    you slow down, they can easily start to push you around and corner you. 
    This may end up taking a few tries.
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    7c.) Pursuit Evasion - Gold
    Reward: Overdial & Shaker Hoods
    Track: Route 55 Getaway
    Length: N/A
    Car: Nissan Skyline GT-RR34 (Tuner)
    Description: Evade the police pursuit after at least 12 minutes to win.
    My Opinion: For those of you who haven't noticed, Cross is actually chasing
    you at the beginning of this, and in case you were wondering, taking his car 
    out adds 300,000 to your bounty.  This is gonna be a long challenge, just 
    watch out for spikes and oncoming rhinos and you should fair well.  You can 
    stick to the highway if you want, there is plenty of room to manuver as well 
    as make U-turns.  If you think that's boring, you can make your way into the 
    city and let loose with the Pursuit Breakers.  Just because you lose your tires 
    doesn't mean you should give up immediately, you can still move around, just
    not as easily.  If you're close to finishing, try and stick it out.
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    8a.) Trade Paint - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Trade Paint - Silver
    Track: Hills Borough Hijinks
    Length: N/A
    Car: Dodge Charger SRT8 (Muscle)
    Description: Disable at least 5 police vehicles and evade the pursuit to win.
    My Opinion: Take out 5 vehicles? Not that hard, right? If you've gotten the 
    hang of everything by now, this one shouldn't take more than a few minutes.
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    8b.) Trade Paint - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Trade Paint - Gold
    Track: Wyle Canter Crackdown
    Length: N/A
    Car: Subaru Impreza WRX STi (Tuner)
    Description: Disable at least 10 police vehicles and evade the pursuir to win.
    My Opinion: Just like the last challenge, this one won't be too difficult either
    its only code 3, so no big Rhinos, or spike strips.  Just ram into a couple of 
    roadblocks, use a few pursuit breakers, and you'll be done in no time.
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    8c.) Trade Paint - Gold
    Reward: Pearl Window Tint
    Track: Brimstone A.P.B.
    Length: N/A
    Car: Chevrolet Chevelle SS (Muscle)
    Description: Disable at least 30 police vehicles and evade the pursuit to win.
    My Opinion: Ok, try to get this done before the pursuit ends up going to 
    condition 5, which takes about 10 minutes.  Once those federal pursuit 
    vehicles are on you, it's 10 times harder to get out.  This one may take a few 
    tries before you get lucky enough to pull it off in time.  Good luck.
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    9a.) Circuit - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Circuit - Silver
    Track: Dover Street
    Length: 7.0 Miles
    Car: Alfa Romeo Brera (Exotic)
    Description: Win a Circuit Race on Dover St. against easy opposition.
    My Opinion: This shouldn't be too hard at all, barely any sharp turns on this 
    course, and you're in a car that handles very well, this won't take much time 
    to beat.
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    9b.) Circuit - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Circuit - Gold
    Track: Oceanview
    Length: 7.0 Miles
    Car: Lamborghini Gallardo (Exotic)
    Description: Win a Circuit Race on Ocean View against intermediate 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: This one is a bit more challenging, but as long as you watch out 
    for the corners, you should be all set.  Again, this one shouldn't take much 
    time to beat.
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    9c.) Circuit - Gold
    Reward: Impact Spoiler
    Track: Starlight Street
    Length 6.5 Miles
    Car: Shelby GT500 (Muscle)
    Description: Win a Circuit Race on Starlight Street against hard opposition.
    My Opinion: The key to winning this one is to watch your corners, and take 
    advantage of the shortcuts.  It may take a couple tries before you get it.
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    10a.) Sprint - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Sprint - Silver
    Track: Condo Row
    Length: 3.8 Miles
    Car: Dodge Charger R/T (Muscle)
    Description: Win a Sprint Race on Condo Row against easy opposition.
    My Opinion: Not too much to worry about on this challenge, just watch your
    handling around corners and you should be fine.
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    10b.) Sprint - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Sprint - Gold
    Track: Kings Park
    Length: 5.0 Miles
    Car: Porsche Cayman S (Exotic)
    Description: Win a Sprint Race on Kings Park against intermediate 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: This car handles beautifully, this challenge should be no 
    problem.
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    10c.) Sprint - Gold
    Reward: Honey Vinyl
    Track Canmor Road
    Length 3.3 Miles
    Car: Mitsubishi Lancer (Tuner)
    Description: Win a Sprint Race on Canmor Road against hard opposition.
    My Opinion: This one is not easy, you've got to hug your corners and keep 
    your speed up through the whole race.  This one may take a few tries.
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    11a.) Drift - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Drift - Silver
    Track: Chinatown Drift
    Length: 2.7 Miles 
    Car: Lotus Europa S (Exotic)
    Description: Score over 50,000 PTS on this Drift to win.
    My Opinion: The only thing you have to worry about here is keeping your 
    speed up high enough to get the points you need.  This shouldn't take long to 
    beat at all.
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    11b.) Drift - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Drift - Gold
    Track: Park Drive Drift
    Length: 2.8 Miles
    Car: Toyota Supra (Tuner)
    Descrption: Score over 140,000 PTS on this Drift to win.
    My Opinion: As long as you can keep your speed up throughout this Drift, 
    you should be fine.
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    11c.) Drift - Gold
    Reward: Tornado Spoiler
    Track: Main Street Drift
    Length: 4.3 Miles
    Car: Cheverolet Corvette Z06 (Muscle)
    Description: Score over 250,000 PTS on this Drift to win.
    My Opinion: Again, this one isn't all that hard, just keep your speed and 
    watch your corners.
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    12a.) Speedtrap - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Speedtrap - Silver
    Track: Million Dollar Run
    Length: 4.6 Miles
    Car: Chrystler 300C Hemi SRT6 (Muscle)
    Description: Win the Million Dollar Run Speedtrap Race against easy 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: Not very difficult at all, just watch your handling, and give 
    yourself a good nitrous boost before each speedtrap and you'll be fine.
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    12b.) Speedtrap - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Speedtrap - Gold
    Track: Infinity Park
    Length: 3.5 Miles
    Car: Ford Mustang GT (Muscle)
    Description: Win a Speedtrap Race on Infinity Park against intermediate 
    opposition.
    My Opinion: Again, just like the last one, not very difficult, just need to 
    watch your corners, and give yourself a boost before each trap.
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    12c.) Speedtrap - Gold
    Reward: Groundmaster Spoiler
    Track: Eskuri Way
    Length: 3.7 Miles
    Car: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (Exotic)
    Description: Win a Speedtrap Race on Eskuri Way against hard opposition.
    My Opinion: This one is a bit of a challenge, but if you keep following the 
    same advice i've been giving you, you should be all set.
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    13a.) Circuit - Bronze
    Reward: Unlocks Circuit - Silver
    Track: Downtown
    Length: 7.7 Miles
    Car: Mitsubishi Eclipse (Tuner)
    Description: Win the Downtown Circuit Race against easy opposition.
    My Opinion: Another easy bronze challenge, then again they all seemed 
    kinda easy, didnt they?
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    13b.) Circuit - Silver
    Reward: Unlocks Circuit - Gold
    Track: Fortuna
    Length 14.7 Miles
    Car: Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (Exotic)
    Description: Win the Fortuna Circuit Race against intermediate competition.
    My Opinion: This is a long race, but its not a difficult one.  The car's 
    handling is a bit loose, but its not really too bad.  If you end up having 
    any trouble shaking them, you might be able to slow them up with a pursuit 
    breaker.  That should keep them away from you.
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    13c.) Circuit - Gold
    Reward: Race Flag Vinyls
    Track: Silverton
    Length: 9.5 Miles
    Car: Dodge Challenger Concept (Muscle)
    Description: Win the Silverton Circuit Race against hard opposition.
    My Opinion: This one isn't all that hard either, as long as you can take your 
    corners well.  There are a couple of shortcuts to take a few seconds off your
    lap, which never hurts lol.  This one shouldn't take too many tries to beat.
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    14.) Tips
    
    Track Drifting - Speed is good, just watch your corners.  Hitting the wall 
    results in you getting only half of the points you had for the drift.
    
    Canyons - Top speed is bottom priority, focus on accelerating and handling.
    
    Speedtraps - Try to get shortcuts that avoid going around turns, that way 
    you can keep your speed, and give yourself a nitrous boost before every 
    trap.
    
    Turns in a Muscle car - High in, low out.  Start the turn at the outside of the 
    track, brake a little until you start to make the turn, turn and accelerate.
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    15.) Special Thanks To
    
    Mountain Dew - for keeping me awake
    My Frosted Mug - for keeping my Mountain Dew Cold
    My Parents - for paying the electricity bill
    Duracell - for making the rechargable batteries I use for my Wii Remote
    Nintendo - for making the Wii and licensing this game
    Electronic Arts Inc. - for making this game
    eViLrAcEr - whose FAQ I used to refrence which class each car was in
    You - for reading this, I hope it helped a little.
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    16.) Contact Info
    
    Did I miss something? Make an error? Or maybe you have something you'd 
    like to add? Send me an email: Wakkawakka86@yahoo.com
    
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