Drag racing

Staged Ferndale.

Drag racing is a motorsport where two drivers with their cars try to cover the straight piece of road as fast as possible. The usual distance is 1/4 mile (~402 metres). The player can drag race at the airfield, on its runway, from west to east. The impromptu drag strip even has a working professional Christmas tree.

The drag strip can be reached by turning right at the end of Kesselinperäntie, continuing along the dirt road until reaching the asphalt Rykipohjantie, then taking a left and driving forward until the airfield becomes visible.

How to drag raceEdit

The Christmas tree can be found at the west-end of the runway, the end closest to the entrance to the airfield. Position the vehicle between the yellow and white line on either side of the Pro-Tree, then slowly crawl to the yellow line, while looking at the tree.

First, the top pair of yellows will light up, which marks "pre stage". Nothing will happen when stopping at the prestage, this is the last step before the race starts.

After crawling forward even more, the second pair of yellows will light up, marking "stage". Stop the car again. That means that everything is in place and the race is about to begin. Try rolling very slowly to the starting line ignoring the first lights, and only stopping when the second pair of lights light up if crawling forward keeps stalling the engine, and clutching forward keeps overshooting the line.

After a few seconds, all of the amber lights will flash, followed by the green lights flashing, which marks the start.

Accelerate the car and try to get to the finish as fast as possible. The finish line is marked with two small stone bollards on each side of the runway.

The drag time can then be checked from the drag race time slip inside the organiser's tent.


Drag race time slip

The drag race time slip.

Main article: Drag race time slip

The time slip shows the player's reaction time, times at the specific markers, and speed. The drag time measurement distances are in feet, at 60', 330', 660', 1000', and 1/4 mile (1320') points. The metric conversions are 18.3m, 100.6m, 201.2m, 304.8, and 402.3m respectively. The player's speed is given at the 660' and 1/4 mile markers.