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Thread created on Wed Nov 09, 2011 20:13:25
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Great thanks to Blexi [1458703] for his help with corrections and RedLine [1322143] for his help with updating

Disclaimer: While making this guide, I used my own knowledge and this, what I found on TC forum. Thats not a copy of guide from TCbasic. I post it now, because earlier I was busy in RL and I hadn't got a time to finish this.

If you notice any mistake/missing info/something unclear, send me a PM or post it below. Ill updating this as often as possible (if anything will change, ofc)

Last bigger update: 29.11.2011.
Last edit: some minor mistakes fixes.

Expect more racetracks Soon! - http://www.torn.com/trackinfo.php Courtesy to Ninja [1436003]


---=== Small guide on TC Racing System ===---



How can I unlock this feature?
Buy a Racing License from the Points Building, it costs 50 points and its permanent. Then youll unlock Raceway link in Red-Light District.


Is it worth participating in racing?
You can race:
- for 2 honors: Driving Elite and Redline (29th Nov 2011).
- for money in custom races
- for having extra activity while e.g. chaining.


How long does a race take?
In Official race: 60 mins preparation time (or less if you join to race preparing by other player) + 10 - 20 mins for race itself.
In Custom race: 10 mins (default value) + extra time to gather the required amount of participants + race time which depends on the amount of laps and car stats (the longest race can last more than 10hrs!).

Remember, you can't travel while taking part in a race and you can't leave a race that has already started.

How can I leave the race?
Just click "join official race" button (middle one) and then "Leave race". Remember, after that you can join custom race but you can't participate in other official within next 15 min. Also, you can't leave a race that has already started.


Is it possible to participate in official and custom race in the same time?
No, you can't participate in both races at once.


How do you advance to the next class?
You have to obtain a certain TOTAL amount of Upgrade Points (UP). It doesnt matter whether you save the racing points or spend them. All that matters is that you have earned that many:
25 for D class
100 for C class
250 for B class
475 for A class


You will get UP for taking a part in the Official race:
1st = 3 UP
2nd = 2 UP
3rd = 1 UP
4th-6th = none

You will receive no UPs for participating in Custom races.


What happens when I reached A class? Is there something more after it?
You will receive Driving Elite honor, but after reaching A class you cannot progress further. You can spend all your UPs on parts to improve any car stats. (29th Nov 2011).


Should I spend all my Upgrade points on the upgrades?
Better dont. Don't buy anything new for your car, if you're able to finish 3 out of 4 races on top 3 places. Saving points to spend in higher classes can be very helpful.


Which car should I pick?
Heres a great car guide CLICK (courtesy to Player [457711] )
In an official race you can pick only cars from your current class (or lower), so don't buy yourself an Aston Martin, if you're not in A class.


Why can't I find anything about Bugatti Veyron and Audi S3?
Those cars are unavailable at the moment. There are rumors, that they will be available as the job special bonus (like e.g. High Hells).


What does the Driving Skill (DS) mean?
With higher DS, you have a higher chance for having better lap time. Notice, that the more DS you already have, the less you'll gain from further races. It's similar situation to Hunting Skill.


Which is the best way to increase the DS?
DS gains depend on race length (time), so the best option is to participate in custom races with E class car and 100 laps. But the longer race, the higher is chance to crash.
Also, it is highly probably, that finishing at the 1st place gives additional DS boost.


Tip: For endurance race better to use a car which you dont use in Official races, so you dont lose valuable upgrades on your "main" car


What do the car stats mean?
Top speed - obvious. Useful on straight tracks (like Dartford)
Acceleration - useful on tracks with lot of turns (like Intercity) or when race is short (1 - 2 laps)
Handling* - the better your handling is, the less likely you're going to crash. Not appreciating this stat could be painful.
Braking * - like acceleration, helps on tracks with turns. Also sligthly affect on your handling and decrease crash chance.
Tarmac - improving your results on tarmac tracks.
Dirt - improving your results on dirt tracks.
(Note, that on some tracks there are both surfaces).
Safety - decreases your hospital time if you crash. Provides no benefits in racing.

* - It's highly possible, that handling and braking are important stats for tracks with lot of turns, like Intercity. Unfortunatelly, I don't know about any attempt of proving it.


Which upgrades should I buy?
Try to balance top speed with handling and braking, unless you really want to crash. Also try to buy upgrades, that increase more than one stat at first.


Which car is the best for the different types of tracks?
There are two types of surfaces: dirt and tarmac.

Dartford and Intercity are tarmac only
Red Light and Dockland are dirt/tarmac
Stone Park is mainly dirt
Shearwater is dirt only.


The dirt/tarmac car stats will have a significance, depends on the track surfaces percent (e.g. car with better dirt stat should be faster on Shearwater that the car with better tarmac.)

Generally, theres no a big difference, which car you will pick, because cars in one class have equal amounts of dirt and tarmac stats, the exceptions are:

D class: BMW X5 and Hummer H3
C class: Ford Focus RS
B class: Ford Cosworth and Mitsubishi Evo X


Which should have sligthlly better results on dirt track like Stone Park, due to higher dirt stat value.

But remember, dirt/tarmac stats could increase very slightly your performance, so don't expect miracles.

There is an unconfirmed theory, that Lexus LFA and Honda NSX (both A class) are better for dirt tracks. Hard to say that is it true, I often win races against those cars on Shearwater with my GT40.


What happens, if I crash?
You'll lose 1-3 random car parts and receive 8 - 11 hrs hospital time. Also, you dont receive any DS from that race.
Safety will shorten the hospital stay but it doesn't lower the chance of crash or amount of parts lost.


Can I race, when I'm in the hospital?
Yes, if you joined the race before you find yourself in hospital. Being hospitalized while racing has no influence on the race result.


Somebody wants to sell a car with upgrades. Should I buy it?
No. Car loses all upgrades, if removed after enlisted.


Is there any honor/medal for racing?
Yes, there are two known (29th Nov 2011) honors you can obtain:

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for reaching A class. To trigger this you can either complete the official race or start custom with "A class cars only" option.

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for winning 250 races with a single car. Propably the fastest way to achieve it is doing some shorts (1-3 laps) customs. You can race with your friend or some newb to get easy wins.


Will battle/working stats help me?
No. Theres a rumour, that endurance will slightly improve your result, but nobody has confirmed that yet.


Does drugs have an influence on my racing results?
So far I know, Vico haven't got. Xanax have no or very small impact.


Are there any other features, that provides racing benefits?
TC motors stock company
For 1,000,000 shares block you'll have a 25% discount on car parts.

Car Dealership, Gas Station and Mechanic Shop companies
1* -> "Machinist": Trade 5 job points for a racing point
3* -> "Discount Parts": 25% Discount on car parts
5* -> "Junkyard Dog": Trade 5 job points for a random car

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Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2011 21:06:13
It rather weird, when you need to bump your thread in Racing section ...

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Posted on Tue Nov 29, 2011 21:34:19
That's full of secrets .

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Posted on Fri Dec 02, 2011 17:35:50
I have done some racing the last weeks.
I have driven every single of the A-cars to 1st place in every track. This have i done in official racing. There was no reward for this, so not worth spending time with all cars...

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Posted on Wed Dec 07, 2011 00:49:19
R+ for Melbux!

Thanks for the info! With tcbasic becoming obsolete this will be very useful!

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Posted on Wed Dec 07, 2011 21:46:34
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Posted on Wed Dec 07, 2011 22:59:07
is there a maximum amount of racing skill that one can have?


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Posted on Wed Dec 07, 2011 23:05:03
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is there a maximum amount of racing skill that one can have?


if you reach it, let us know

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Posted on Thu Dec 08, 2011 00:51:13
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Posted on Thu Dec 08, 2011 02:56:57
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By Solaris [459981]
is there a maximum amount of racing skill that one can have?


if you reach it, let us know


Does anybody know around what the highest achieved right now is?

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Posted on Thu Dec 08, 2011 22:36:33
By Psych- [918939]
By RedLine [1322143]
By Solaris [459981]
is there a maximum amount of racing skill that one can have?


if you reach it, let us know


Does anybody know around what the highest achieved right now is?


About 15-16 -> http://www.torn.com/forums.php?forumID=21&ID=11734222

By the way, that's a good question. I doubt that driving skill have cap like hunting skill, but who knows.

Oh and thanks for bumps

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Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2011 21:44:10
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Posted on Fri Dec 16, 2011 14:52:19
Thanks! This is the only guide I could find for racing. Rated +

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Posted on Fri Dec 23, 2011 09:31:49
Bump and rated.

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Posted on Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:19:26
Thanks all

Still nothing new to add ...

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Posted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 17:51:24
I am wondering if I buy all the best of the upgrade options for my class A car ....and then i look at the rest of the options... if I add a lesser option ...like for example tires ...I already have the best ones...but then I also buy the middle ones for the same car...do the extra tires add to my stats or do the stats go down and switch to reflect the most recent add on?

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Posted on Sun Jan 01, 2012 21:46:07
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I am wondering if I buy all the best of the upgrade options for my class A car ....and then i look at the rest of the options... if I add a lesser option ...like for example tires ...I already have the best ones...but then I also buy the middle ones for the same car...do the extra tires add to my stats or do the stats go down and switch to reflect the most recent add on?


If you already have certain kind of gear in your car (e.g. set of tires or brake discs etc) and you buy another one, it will replece the older set, so before you buy new part make sure that you won't "downgrade" your car accidentally.

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Posted on Mon Jan 02, 2012 02:19:48
Thank you! Yes that is what I was asking, that is what I meant.

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Posted on Wed Jan 25, 2012 05:43:33
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Posted on Tue Feb 14, 2012 09:56:12
Lets bring it up.

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Posted on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:28:05
Can you race in an official race and a custom race at the same time if you have two different cars?

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Posted on Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:06:49
you can only do one race at a time

I think handling and braking help with tracks with turns [like intercity] and are important factors to consider in these tracks

also what stats help on docklands sprint?

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Posted on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:37:55
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you can only do one race at a time

I think handling and braking help with tracks with turns [like intercity] and are important factors to consider in these tracks

also what stats help on docklands sprint?


I'll add this question.

I reckon, that you're right with handling and braking significance and I think all stats are important on the Docklands.

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Posted on Fri Feb 17, 2012 18:44:22
nice thread

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Posted on Sat Feb 25, 2012 16:40:01
bump. thanks for the collective info!:*

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Posted on Sat Feb 25, 2012 23:14:35
Nice info..

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Posted on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:38:56
Thanks all very interesting especially as you said with tcbasic becoming so darn outdated. Rated +

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Posted on Tue Mar 06, 2012 17:56:53
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Posted on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:51:41
How do you advance to the next class?
You have to obtain a certain TOTAL amount of Upgrade Points (UP). It doesnt matter whether you save the racing points or spend them. All that matters is that you have earned that many:
25 for D class
100 for C class
250 for B class
475 for A class


Is this still accurate? I have 117 UP and am still in D class.

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Posted on Tue Mar 20, 2012 18:30:42
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How do you advance to the next class?
You have to obtain a certain TOTAL amount of Upgrade Points (UP). It doesnt matter whether you save the racing points or spend them. All that matters is that you have earned that many:
25 for D class
100 for C class
250 for B class
475 for A class


Is this still accurate? I have 117 UP and am still in D class.


For me it was accurate ... count your upgrade points one more time. Eventually you can post it in Bugs & Issues forum.

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Posted on Fri Mar 30, 2012 01:36:48
Nice thread

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