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This page lists any details known about the Rockstar-Created Races in Grand Theft Auto Online that have been removed from the game since release by Rockstar Games.

Land Races

Beach Odyssey

"Nothing says artistic credibility like a grainy image of trash next to a burnt out RV, so get your butt off a nice beach, and go to a nasty one. Point to Point race for Sports Classics starting in Chumash, ending in Sandy Shores. Mainly on-road. Opportunities to hit top speed. Snapmatic at the ready."
―Race Description

Drag Strip

"I hope you feel the need for speed on wheels as well as wings. Sports classics lap race on the concrete at Sandy Shores Airstrip. Drag race down a stretch of runway, hit a short on road section, drag it down a second section of runway, then navigate a hairpin turn."
―Race Description

Embracing America

"All your friends are going East in search of the last un-gentrified patch of turf in the country, and you're heading West. Load up a so-uncool-it's-cool Sedan, and race toward Little Seoul. Lots of straights and a few tight turns at the end of this point to point track."
―Race Description

Grand Tour

"From the Great Ocean Highway to Vespucci Beach passing everything in between. This tourist trail point to point for cars or motorbikes takes in most of Southern San Andreas."
―Race Description
  • All classes except utility
  • Point to Point
  • Rank required = 40
  • 1 - 16 Players
  • 11.42 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Hip to be Cool

"Because driving around Rockford Hills in nice cars is too mainstream, and going through Vespucci Beach in low riders is kinda yesterday - a Compact class race back and forth over the Los Santos Freeway and in and out of the Casino parking lot. Lap track in East Vinewood."
―Race Description

Need for Seed

"Get in a Sports Classic, step on the gas, and clear your head with this scenic lap race through bucolic Blaine County. Takes you over bridges and past McKenzie Airfield to remind you of your day job."
―Race Description

Through the Grapevine

"Explore the San Andreas wine country in this lap race for cars and motorcycles. Starting on the wide GOH, you'll take a two lane back road through the Tongva Hills, Chumash and Banham Canyon, coming back downhill to the Highway."
―Race Description
  • All classes except utility
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 3.20 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed March 2014

Vinewood Nights

"You won't believe you're just outside the city limits as you snake your way around the Vinewood hills in this lap race. Road and off road sections, long sweeping bends and tight hairpin turns. Suitable for cars and motorbikes."
―Race description.
  • All classes except utility
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 2.38 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Vinewood Tours

"Who needs love when you've got booze in your belly and stars in your eyes? Lap race for cars and bikes taking in all the tourist sights of Vinewood and Rockford Hills."
―Race Description

We Have Lift-off

"The cops watch the roads for drunk drivers every holiday, so keep to the hills with this lap race on the desert slopes outside Sandy Shores. Use monster trucks for the terrain and for crushing cop cars if they do find you."
―Race Description

Bike Races

Dock and Roll

"A romance for the ages. One was a Rockford Hills rich kid, the other a dockworker from the wrong side of the tracks, but they found love racing short adrenaline filled laps around Port City on motorbikes."
―Race Description
  • All Motorcycles
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 0.68 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Pit Lane

"Short circuits around Davis Quartz Quarry in Blaine County. Lap race jumping between paths at different heights on dirt bikes."
―Race Description
  • All Motorcycles
  • Lap race
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 0.44 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Scale the Heights

"Mainly off road descent for bicycles through the oil fields of El Burro Heights in East Los. Point to point on the dirt track overlooking the city."
―Race Description
  • All Cycles
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 1.43 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Thrusting Motion

"Mainly off road descent for bicycles through the oil fields of El Burro Heights in East Los. Point to point on the dirt track overlooking the city."
―Race Description

Wingin' It

"Bypass cavity searches and get straight on the runway with this obstacle race for bicycles at Los Santos International Airport. Point to Point track where you'll jump over baggage trucks and go along the wing of a jumbo jet."
―Race description
  • A Bicycle race around LSIA tarmac - under the airbridges and jumping the baggage carts.
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 0.68 Miles
  • Description was incorrect - it was a lap race, not a point to point. The Wing-ride obstacle was optional due to placement of the checkpoints.
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Water Races

Canal Passage

"Go back over Daddy's wake with this Seashark race along Vespucci Beach and through its canals. Laps are pretty lengthy."
―Race Description
  • Seashark only race through Vespucci Canals and along Vespucci Beach.
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 1
  • 2.36 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed  - possibly due to money glitching

On The Rocks

"Brave choppy seas and hidden rocks as your Seasharks take laps off the East Coast of Blaine County. Fortune favors the brave who jump the small islands out to sea from El Gordo."
―Race Description
  • Seashark only race off El Gordo Lighthouse.
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 8
  • 0.98 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Water Rings

"A figure of eight race for boats taking you around the islands North of Paleto Bay. Look out for a ramp to help you get one over on your competitors."
―Race Description
  • Boats
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 8
  • 0.84 miles
  • Added in the Beach Bum Update
  • Removed ?

Water Sports

"Get intimate with the little known East Coast of San Andreas with this point-to-point. Wind your way from an inlet off the Palomino Highlands to a cove under the San Cianskis. Tight turns and short cuts over land... for boats."
―Race Description
  • Boats
  • Point to Point
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 1
  • 2.83 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Air Races

Downtown, Downtown

"From Mirror Park to Del Perro, get across the city as fast as you can with no chance of being stuck in traffic. Lap race for planes cuts between skyscrapers as it traverses the metropolis."
―Race Description
  • Planes
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 12
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 3.68 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Eclipse

"Challenging aerial lap race for Mallards taking you from the bright lights of Eclipse Blvd. past the big cranes and bigger egos of Downtown Vinewood, and back to Eclipse."
―Race Description
  • Mallards only
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 20
  • 3.21 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Fly Like an Eagle

"If a helicopter's going over South Central or East LS, it's most likely harassing folks with statistically appropriate racial profiles. If one's going over West LS, it's probably ferrying a teen starlets favorite coffee brand beverage to her on set. This chopper point-to-point passes some of the most expensive real estate in the city and a golf club where 99.9 percent of the population couldn't afford an iced tea."
―Race Description
  • Helicopters
  • Point to Point
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 15
  • 2.50 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

High Dive

"For the same named mission in The Ballad of Gay Tony, see High Dive."
"Dive bomb Downtown in this point to point for Jets. You start in the Tongva Hills, climb to high altitude, make a near vertical descent, and try to pull up at the last minute. It's the highest climb and fall we've got on our books. You'll make an impression or make an impression on the ground."
―Race Description
  • P-996 LAZER and Besra only
  • Point to Point
  • Rank required = 1
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 7.42 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Kept at Bay

"Short figure eight track for choppers just a few feet over Paleto Bay. Start on the headland, pass the chicken factory and Blaine County Savings and Loan, go down to Paleto Cove, and come back. Look out for low checkpoints over buildings and oncoming racers at the junction points."
―Race Description
  • Helicopters
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 12
  • 3.04 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Life's a Beach

"Let the Great Ocean Highway be your guide as you follow the West Coast down from Lago Zancudo to Del Perro Pier. Point-to-point for planes."
―Race Description
  • Planes
  • Point to Point
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 18
  • 3.67 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

Swift Arrival

"Take advantage of relaxed no fly regulations around Los Santos International with this short figure of eight lap race for choppers. Go under bridges, and over parking garages, and try to make your flight on time."
―Race Description
  • Swift only
  • Lap race
  • Rank required = 15
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • 1.64 Miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

The Humane Race

"Point to point race for planes across natural resource rich eastern Southern San Andreas. This is a novice level course, but that is no excuse for novice level flying. Be all that you can be, and hope that that's better than the other guys."
―Race Description

Up In the Air

"Stay above the smog with this helicopter lap race in the Vinewood hills. Starts near the Galileo Observatory, looping lake Vinewood, and going up to the Vinewood sign. Racers are forced to fly low at first, but you can climb as the track moves North."
―Race Description
  • Helicopters
  • Laps
  • 1 - 8 Players
  • Rank required = 12
  • 2.84 miles
  • Available from original release of GTA Online.
  • Removed ?

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