To start a race, the player must go to the location marked with a checkered flag in the radar. The location is in Harwood, there's a promoter that will offer to race around the city in exchange for money. He will give a car to the player and give him a specific time to complete the race.
As the race starts, the player must follow the checkpoints throughout the city. In some of the races, there will be an opponent who will try to crash the player's car. If the player leaves the vehicle will fail the mission.