Racing Venues

Desert RaceFreeroam Fuel FarceLas BarrancasNorth Rock RacewayWelcome RacewayWhetstone Race

Desert Race


TypeEndurance (10 hours)
Length74 mi (118.4 km)
SurfaceAsphalt
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Events Hosted24 Hour Desert Race

Description

This is the first circuit to host a major PAF event (24 Hour Desert Race), and the first circuit built with endurance racing in mind. It got it's name purely down to the fact that the race is held in the Las Venturas desert area. A very high speed and twisty circuit this is a great place to show off your car control as you make your way through the winding roads, going up and down various dips and crests. Two noticeable areas of interest are the Sherman Dam and the Big Ear, both of which are passed.

With all vehicles able to run one lap on a single tank of fuel there aren't many places to fill up, the two major ones are the garage close to the Bayside tunnel and a custom built pit-lane on the unused lane of the Sherman Dam. The Desert Race is a track that features a high rate of attrition as there are many low speed corners with disater waiting if it all goes wrong, knowing your braking points is key around this circuit, especially over the blind crests and dips.


Freeroam Fuel Farce


TypeNon Endurance (3 Laps)
Length170 mi (272 km)
SurfaceAsphalt
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Description

Freeroam Fuel Farce (FFF) got it's name from the amount of pit stops that have to be made to make it around the track. There is much debate over whether 2 stops or 1 stop is quicker but on average we tend to see one stop per person in the race. FFF was originally the longest circuit on the server but this has been surpassed by the Las Barrancas race.

Starting out at the South end of the Las Venturas strip, drivers travel round half the "Venturas Loop" before turning off and going past the Welcome Raceway. Competitors then make their way through the Northern end of the desert, through the Bayside tunnel and across the Gant Bridge to the outskirts of San Fierro. The trip in SF is short and sweet as the track flies past Cranberry station and joins up with the country highway.

From here the track goes right around Mount Chilliad, past one of the popular fuel stops and through the tunnels into Los Santos, a quick blast through here and they are back out onto the LS/LV highway, eventually turning right and finishing up back where they started.

The total lap time for this track is somewhere in the region of 7 - 7.5 minutes with most of the lap being ran at top speed.


Las Barrancas


TypeNon Endurance (1 Lap)
Length255 mi (408 km)
SurfaceAsphalt
Lap Record-:--.---

Description

The Las Barrancas race starts and ends in Las Barrancas and is the longest circuit on the server, stretching through Las Barrancas, the desert, the country, LV, SF and LS. Due to the mainly twisty nature of the circuit, there is only need for one stop in the country all though the quicker drivers may find themselves having to make a splash and dash towards the end. The Las Barrancas route overlaps with the Desert Race and Freeroam Fuel Farce routes.

The high speed section of the course begins once competitors have made their way past the Los Santos International Airport and past the North Rock Raceway as after that it is basically highway after highway. This is where the fuel gets burned and is the reason why the faster drivers may need to make a splash and dash. Any race held at this circuit will take up the best part of 11 hours minimum to complete the massive 255 mile round trip. This race is most definately not for the faint hearted.


North Rock Raceway


TypeEndurance (15 hours)
Length32 mi (51.49km)
SurfaceAsphalt
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Description

North Rock Raceway was the first custom built raceway to appear on the server, built close to the North Rock district this is a high speed racetrack complete with it's own pit-lane and paddock complex. NRR has seen various different changes throughout it's life but the current configuration provides some good racing with a variety of different turns. The highlight of the track is the bridge on the backstraight which allows boats access inside the track for passenger ferrying. The first two sectors of the track are very simple with long straights, hairpins and banked turns. The final sector of the track is the most technical with a series of sweeping left and right turns leading into a long hairpin that seems like it takes forever to get round, then there is a short straight before a technical chicane which leads drivers back onto the start finish straight.


Welcome Raceway


TypeNon Endurance (5 Laps)
Length9 mi (14.4 km)
SurfaceSand/Grass
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Description

Welcome Raceway gets it's name from it's location right next to the "Welcome to Las Venturas" sign on the West side of Las Venturas. Welcome Raceway is currently the only purpose built off road circuit with mainly long straights broken up by tight hairpins. The feature of the track is the famous jump over the train tracks and round one of the trees on the golf course. The shortest track on the server provides some close racing with competitive lap times, this is also the only circuit without any form of pit-lane or garage area.


Whetstone Race


TypeNon Endurance (1 Lap)
Length136 mi (217.6 km)
SurfaceAsphalt/Dirt/Cobblestone
Lap Record-:--.---

Description

The Whetstone Race is the newest addition to the racing venues on PAF and is the only one to feature both on and off road racing. The race starts on the bridge next to Whetstone Recycling and takes players through the country side, through an off-road section round the back of angel pine, through the twisting hills of the country side eventually making it's way to San Fierro. Once in SF competitors make their way past Cranberry Station and into the heart of SF, taking many routes through streets, eventually reaching a cobbled hill full of hairpins. Once past here they head out towards the hospital and through one of the scariest parts of the track, flat out jumps down the hills and past the hospital. From here it's up and over missionary hill for the run back to the start line.

There are many places to get it wrong around this track and most of them involve you going for a swim or rolling down the side of a hill, knowing your breaking points into all of the corners is the only way to make sure this doesn't happen, recovery times here are long and if you go off you won't have any hope of catching anyone back up.

This is the only race that can be ran on the same tank as fuel that you started on and lasts for one lap total.