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    1. - Controls...........[RA.01] This whole FAQ is searchable. That means you   
    2. - Racers.............[RA.02] could press ctrl+f and search for your desired 
    3. - Driving Strategies.[RA.03] section. You could either type in the name of  
    4. - Tracks.............[RA.04] the section of the code. The code is the       
    5. - Disclaimer.........[RA.05] characters inside of the brackets.             
                                                                                   
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    1. - Controls                                                           [RA.01]
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    D-Pad:                                                                         
                                                                                   
    Up     - This will shift up through the gears.                                 
    Down   - This will shift down through the gears.                               
    Right  - This will make you turn to the right.                                 
    Left   - This will make you turn to the left.                                  
                                                                                   
    Please note that when you are shifting gears, you MUST let go of the           
    accelerator.                                                                   
                                                                                   
    A      - Accelerate                                                            
    B      - Brake                                                                 
    Start  - Pause                                                                 
    Select - No Use                                                                
                                                                                   
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    2. - Racers                                                             [RA.02]
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    #1 Lance Slick                                                                 
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    He's known for his cool moves and a hot foot!                                  
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #2 Mike Linguini                                                               
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    This hot Italian swerves all over the road!                                    
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #3 Derrick Stetson                                                             
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    A tough Texan who herds racers just like cattle!                               
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #4 Ito Speedo                                                                  
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    This black belt driver will blow your doors off!                               
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #5 Va-Va Vroom                                                                 
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    She's the top female racecar driver in the world!                              
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #6 Pierre Sedan                                                                
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    He'll block your pass every time in high style!                                
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #7 Hans Von Brakemann                                                          
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    Get too close to him and you're history!                                       
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    #8 AJ Turbo                                                                    
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    There's no foolin' around with AJ! He's king of the road!                      
                                                                                   
    Car:                                                                           
    Engine      - DOHC, 32-Valve Four-Cam V8                                       
    Horsepower  - 375 BHP (A) 5800 RPM                                             
    Performance - 0- 60 in  4.4 Seconds                                            
                  0-100 in 11.5 Seconds                                            
    Top Speed   -             176 MPH                                              
                  Video Racer 200 MPH                                              
    Body/Frame  - Fiberglass & Steel                                               
    Tires       - Z-Rated (200 MPH), 275/40ZR17 (Front), 315/35ZR17 (Rear)         
    Wheels      - Cast Alloy, 17 X 9.5 (F), 17 x 11 (R)                            
                                                                                   
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    3. - Driver Strategies                                                  [RA.03]
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    BEST ENDING                                                                    
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    I am going to try to make this section as obvious as possible for the least    
    amount of confusion, I hope it caught your eye. To get the best possible       
    ending, you have to race against AJ Turbo in the first race (Boston to New     
    York.) You will have to race AJ Turbo every race and when you win at the end,  
    you will see the BEST ending.                                                  
                                                                                   
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    Shifting Gears                                                                 
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    This is what you really need to learn how to do. To shift up, you will have to 
    let go of the accelerator, then press up. You need to do the same thing to     
    shift down except you press down. Look at your RPM meter on the left side of   
    your dashboard. When that's about 85% to the right, that's the ideal time to   
    shift up. You could always shift down but you should also brake as you slow    
    down for better performance. Here is a chart that shows the speeds of each     
    gear:                                                                          
                                                                                   
    1st Gear -   00-32 Mph                                                         
    2nd Gear -   23-64 Mph                                                         
    3rd Gear -   58-96 Mph                                                         
    4th Gear -  90-128 Mph                                                         
    5th Gear - 120-160 Mph                                                         
    6th Gear - 152-192 Mph                                                         
                                                                                   
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    Traffic                                                                        
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    Traffic could be a little difficult to deal with at times, especially when     
    you're behind. Look at which lane the car ahead of you is in. If that car is on 
    either side, then go on the opposite side. If the car is in the middle, then   
    stay in the middle for the moment. Try to look to see if the car will turn, if 
    not, then veer off and go around the car. The best way to face cars in turns is 
    to be on the inside. That means if it's a right turn, stay on the right side of 
    the track. If it's a left turn, stay on the left side of the track. If the     
    car's on the other side of the track, stay along the inside. If it's about to  
    hit you, then move to the outside of the turn and then move back into the      
    inside as you pass it. If the car is on the side, you could still move a little 
    into the grass to pass it but it will slow you down so try not to pass any cars 
    like that.                                                                     
                                                                                   
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    Gas Cannisters                                                                 
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    Gas cannisters will appear for you every 250 or so miles. A full tank of gas   
    will last about 300 miles. Take them whenever you see them just to be safe. To 
    get them, you will have to slow down to less than 100 mph and drive through    
    them, just stay in 3rd gear and don't shift up as you collect them. Once you   
    collect enough, speed up and reach your top speed again.                       
                                                                                   
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    Drag Races                                                                     
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    Each race will start with a drag race. Before the light turns green, shift into 
    first gear. Now right when the gas turns green, slam on the gas. Keep shifting 
    up and avoid the pot holes. Press the right button to move lower to the bottom 
    and press the left button to move closer to the top. It's harder when you're   
    not winning the drag race to tell where the pot holes are so be careful when   
    you are losing the drag race.                                                  
                                                                                   
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    4. - Tracks                                                             [RA.04]
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    This is where I will tell you the layout to each track and other information.  
                                                                                   
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    Boston to New York Leg #1                                                      
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    210 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 10000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 27000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 25/Mile                                                       
                                                                                   
    The traffic is very light on this track. There will be a long straight here.   
    You will make a quick tight left turn. You will then reach a very long right   
    turn and you will reach the finish at the end of the turn.                     
                                                                                   
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    New York to Washington D.C. Leg #2                                             
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    240 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 12000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 30000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 50/Mile                                                       
                                                                                   
    The traffic isn't as light as the last race but it's still light. You will face 
    a very short straight and then enter a long light left turn. Nice you will     
    reach a fairly long straight. After this straight will be a quick but light    
    right turn. Soon you will reach a long left turn again. You will go down a very 
    long straight. There will be a few hills in it but that won't effect you. After 
    a few hills, there will be a long right turn. Go down this straight a little   
    bit and you'll finish.                                                         
                                                                                   
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    Washington D.C. to Cincinnati Leg #3                                           
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    510 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 14000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 64000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 75/Mile                                                       
                                                                                   
    There will be more traffic than the last track but it will still be pretty     
    light. Go down this long stretch for a while. You will reach a quick right     
    turn. Go down another straight and you will go through a longer right turn. Go 
    down this stretch and you will reach a long light left turn. You will          
    eventually reach an S turn that will start off to the left and shift to the    
    right. Right after that S turn, you will enter another long light left turn.   
    You will then reach another long left turn after this straight. Here there will 
    be a long straight. You will see some gas cannisters on the sides of the road. 
    Just slow down when you see them so you could pick them up easily. Brake to    
    about 90 mph while you pick them up until you get full gas. Now gas it and keep 
    going full speed. You will reach a light right turn and it will be followed by 
    another light right turn. Once you get through the second right turn, you will 
    make a light left turn. You will go through two more left turns and then into a 
    right turn. Now you've got a nice stretch and you will reach a longer left     
    turn. You'll have a very long left turn after this straight. Now just gas it to 
    the finish.                                                                    
                                                                                   
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    Cincinatti to Detroit Leg #4                                                   
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    270 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 16000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 34000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 100/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic here is lighter than the last level. You will begin the race by    
    shortly reaching a very long light left turn. You will now go down a long      
    straightaway. After that straight, you will reach a longer light right turn. Go 
    down this shorter stretch and you will reach a series of turns, there will be a 
    quick left turn, a quick right turn, and another quick left turn. Now you will 
    reach the area with gas cannisters. Get them if you want them but you don't    
    really need them, they will only get you more points. Make this last left turn 
    and you're done.                                                               
                                                                                   
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    Detroit to Chicago Leg #5                                                      
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    290 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 18000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 37000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 125/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic isn't too heavy here. You will start off on a straight which will  
    lead into a right turn. After that turn, you will enter a long straight and you 
    will go up a few hills. You will then make a long light right turn. You will go 
    down a short straight now and you will enter a long right turn again. You will 
    then reach a series of turns that will go from right, left right. There will be 
    gas cannisters at the end of the turns. Now you will enter a really short      
    straight and enter a long left turn. At the end of the turn, you'll reach      
    Chicago.                                                                       
                                                                                   
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    Chicago to Kansas City Leg #6                                                  
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    530 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 20000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 67000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 150/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic is heavier here. Be careful because the cars will blend in with the 
    background so you need a better reaction time. You will start on a long        
    straightaway and you will enter a series of turns. There will be a quick right, 
    a quick left, and then a long right. When you reach the hill, you will have to 
    make another quick right turn. Go down this stretch. At the next hill, there   
    will be a longer left turn. You will go down another straight and you will     
    enter a long left turn. This is where you start picking up the gas cannisters  
    again. Keep picking them up as you go because you will need the gas. Grab them 
    until your tank is full and keep going. You will soon reach a long right turn  
    and it will be quickly followed by a longer left turn. You will go down a quick 
    stretch and you will then reach another series of turns. You will make a quick 
    left and then a long right. You will then be faced with a quick straighaway,   
    don't be fooled by the scenary in the background because you're not done just  
    yet. You will have to make a quick right. You will reach a long series of      
    turns, you will make a right, left, right, left, right and that's where more   
    gas cannisters will appear. You won't need them but try picking up one or two  
    just for points. At the end of the last long right turn, you will reach Kansas 
    City.                                                                          
                                                                                   
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    Kansas City to Dallas Leg #7                                                   
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    520 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 22000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 65000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 175/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic on this race is heavier then the last race, but the cars won't     
    blend in with the background as easily. You will start off on a long           
    straightaway. You will eventually reach a long right turn. Go down this        
    straight and you will reach another long right turn. You will reach a shorter  
    straight which will lead into a quick left turn. Now you will enter an even    
    shorter stretch and it will be followed by S turn. It will begin with a quick  
    left and then a long right turn. In this straight, you will start seeing the   
    gas cannisters. Now you will need theses so start collecting them. Once the gas 
    cannisters stop appearing, you will enter a series of turns. There won't be any 
    straights here so keep turning through each corner. You will eventually reach  
    another straight. More gas cannisters will appear, try grabbing a few for the  
    points. There will be a left turn and then the finish line will be shortly     
    after.                                                                         
                                                                                   
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    Dallas to Denver Leg #8                                                        
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    780 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 24000                                                         
    Leg Bonu       - 78000                                                         
    Distance Bonus - 225/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic is fairly light on this track. You will start off on a long        
    straightaway. At the end of the straight, you will enter a quick right turn.   
    You will get onto another long straightaway. At the end, you will reach a      
    longer right turn. You will then go on a quick straight and make a quick left  
    turn shortly after. You will now be on a long straightaway. You will eventually 
    reach a long left turn. Right when the turn starts, the gas cannisters will    
    appear. Grab them until you get a full tank and then speed through the rest of 
    the turn. You will now be on a nice long straightaway. At the end will be an S 
    turn which will start off to the right. Complete the S turn by turning to the  
    left when you need to. You will get on a shorter straightaway and you will make 
    a left turn. You will get on a few more short straights, the first turn will be 
    to the left and the next will be to the right. You will now get on a longer    
    straight. At the end will be a long left turn, this is where the gas cannisters 
    will start appearing again. Fill your tank and gas it through the rest of the  
    turn. You will get on another straight here. At the end of that straight, you  
    will make a long right turn. Right after that left turn, you will enter a quick 
    left turn. Get through that turn and you will get on another straightaway. You 
    will make a left turn at the end of the straight. You will reach a right turn  
    and it will be followed by a very long right turn. At the end of that turn, the 
    gas cannisters will start appearing again. Collect them and you will quickly   
    reach a left turn. Fill up your tank and gas it through the rest of the turn.  
    Now get down this straight and you will reach the finish.                      
                                                                                   
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    Denver to Los Angeles Leg #9                                                   
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    990 Miles                                                                      
    Drag Bonus     - 28000                                                         
    Leg Bonus      - 124000                                                        
    Distance Bonus - 225/Mile                                                      
                                                                                   
    The traffic here is actually light but it will get heavier as you progress     
    through the race. You will start off on a decent size straightaway. At the end 
    of the straight, you will enter a quick right turn. You will then get on a     
    short straight which will be followed by a long right turn. You will now go on 
    a very long straightaway. Go up the few hills there are here. You will         
    eventually reach a right turn, right at the entrance of the turn is where the  
    gas cannisters start to appear. Fuel up to the limit and gas it. There will be 
    a few turns all in a series here. Just keep turning and you will eventually    
    reach some more gas cannisters. Grab those until you fill up your tank again.  
    Keep going through these turns. You will finally reach a straightaway after the 
    gas cannisters stop appearing. You will enter a long left turn at the end of   
    that straight. You will quickly reach anoter left turn when you go down the    
    next short straight. Go down this short straight and you will enter a right    
    turn. You will go down a straight and you will reach another right turn. Now on 
    this straight, more gas cannisters will appear. You will then reach a left     
    turn. At the exit of that turn, the gas cannisters will stop appearing, go down 
    this long straightaway. You will then reach a long right turn and another      
    straightaway. You will then reach a long left turn. There will be more gas     
    cannisters here. Grab them if you need it but you shouldn't. The finish line   
    will be at the end of this turn.                                               
                                                                                   
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    5. - Disclaimer                                                         [RA.05]
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