The Raceway is accessible via the 'Red Light district'
To race at the Race Track you need a racing license; they can be obtained for 50 points in the Points Building.
You start in class E, and as you earn upgrade points you will automatically advance in class; you cannot level-hold your racing class.
Class E - 0 upgrade points earned
Class D - 25 upgrade points earned
Class C - 100 upgrade points earned
Class B - 250 upgrade points earned
Class A - 475 upgrade points earned
This is the total earned; if you spend them or lose them in a crash, they still count towards ranking up a class
Note you only earn upgrade points from Official Races (nothing from Custom Races, though you will earn driver skill in both).
Taking part in Official Races is completely free. These 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.
You are automatically matched against opponents with similar stat cars. Once the race has started, you cannot then swap to a car that outclasses theirs heavily.