Taking down Earl will enable you access to the last district of the city – Rockport area. Just as before, you will have to remember that some of the races will take place in unknown areas. It would be best to cruise around the new neighbourhood in order to memorize possible shortcuts or more challenging corners. After you do that, head on to the nearest car saloon. There are two new vehicles waiting for you there. Furthermore, both of them are very interesting!
Subaru Impreza WRX STi (#2) is very similar to currently owned Mitsubishi Lancer. You’ve probably raced a lot in this car, so you should know what to expect. Impreza handles very well, it also has a decent acceleration and top speed. You shouldn’t have any problems with winning the following races in that car. You will probably have to buy some performance upgrades, though. Thankfully, you won’t have to install all of them. As a result, this is a very interesting car. You should buy it.
Mazda RX-7 (#2) seems to be a nice alternative. Sadly, it’s much more challenging to handle properly. You’ll notice that mostly during tight corners. I’m afraid that less experienced players would have some major problems with this car. Nevertheless, RX-7 is an interesting vehicle, especially for Drag events or races with a lot of straight lines. You could consider buying this car, that is if you have enough money. Remember that you will have to buy most of the performance upgrades for the RX-7!!
Now you should head on to the nearest car shop. I’d recommend buying all of the unlocked performance upgrades. If you don’t have enough money concentrate only on those parts that will make a significant difference.
In order to throw a next challenge you will have to do following things:
1) Races won: 5
2) Milestones completed: 4
3) Total number of points: 1180000+.
1. Speedtrap – Dunwich & Bayshore
You shouldn’t have any problems with the first speed camera (#1). There’s a lot of space, so you will be able to accelerate without any interruptions. Remember to ignore other drivers and concentrate only on the following checkpoints. One of the speed cameras have been located near the fast corner, so you might not see it at first glance (#2). Use your map at all times!!
2. Speedtrap – Rose & Rockridge
Warning! This time you will also have to avoid police cars. They will appear very soon. Bear in mind that you will be able to use their presence in order to complete some of the milestones. I’d recommend using the left shortcut (#1). It’s located near the start line. Watch out for the big jump! It would be wise to slow down a little so you won’t hit any barriers (after you land on the ground). The race itself is not too challenging. Watch out for the cops. They will try to slow you down. One of the speed cameras have been located near a tight turn (#2). Use the nitro in order to score a decent speed.
3. Sprint – Heritage & Diamond
You should be able to win this Sprint race without any major problems. Remember to use all visible shortcuts along the way (#1). You will probably know their locations. Cut through most of the corners, so you won’t lose the lead. Watch out for the police forces, though. You will be able to use the prison shortcut near the end (#2). Just as before, remember to keep a straight line, so you won’t hit anything while jumping to the lower platforms. This should help to secure your lead.
4. Tollbooth – Union & Hwy 99
Both of the upcoming races are VERY easy. You won’t have ANY problems with them. Furthermore, you should reach the finish line at least 20-40 seconds before the time limit expires. You will be able to cut through most of the corners (#1). Be sure to slow down while going through some narrow alleys (#2). That’s it, no more surprises. :-)
5. Tollbooth – Waterfront & Hwy 99
Just as before, you shouldn’t be expecting any complications. First of all, remember to use all visible shortcuts. You should know their locations by now (#1). You will have to slow down in a few places (#2), however you don’t have to worry about these corners. The final part of the challenge is very easy.
1. Trade Paint (60000 points)
This time you will have to damage at least 18 police vehicles. It’s not that hard. If you’re skilled enough you should be able to destroy 30 or even 40 cars without any major problems.
2. Pursuit Time Challenge (60000 points)
Completing this objective shouldn’t be much of a problem. You will have to take part in a six minute pursuit. It would be best to concentrate on other objectives. That way you will achieve this one almost automatically.
3. Spike Strip Challenge (60000 points)
This is your first time with this kind of problem. It would be best to tell something about it. Spike strips will appear ONLY if you have a 4th level pursuit. You probably couldn’t get that far before. Well, now it’s possible. I have to warn you, though. You will have to deal with several other problems. For starters, some of the cops will try to ram you off the road using heavy SUV’s. You will have to avoid their attacks (#1). The other important thing involves the spike strips. You HAVE to avoid them, otherwise you will be caught. There’s no turning back. If you drive over the spikes you will be forced to stop. Thankfully, you should be able to avoid most of them without any problems (#2). Use the grass in order to do that. I wouldn’t recommend hitting the nearby police vehicles. The impact might send you right into the trap.
4. Infractions Challenge (60000 points)
Another simple challenge. You will have to break the law several times in order to complete it. You probably know what to do. Good luck! :-)
Jewels is not that hard to beat, HOWEVER you should remember about few things. This time the first race is going to be much harder than the second one. You should be happy about that. If you notice that your car isn’t fast enough you will have an opportunity to exit the event and improve its performance. Bear in mind that Jewels has a VERY fast car. You will probably be able to catch her once more challenging turns will begin to appear.
1. Sprint – Camden & Ironwood
You will have to make a sudden left turn near the start line (#1). Be sure to maintain a decent speed, otherwise Jewels would have probably taken the lead. You will find yourself in a long tunnel. After that, you will have to deal with several tight corners. Use the brakes before you get closer to the one of them (#2). You should remember this place from the Prologue section of the career.
You will be encountering some very challenging corners quite regularly. Thankfully, in most of the situations you’ll be able to cut through them (#1). You should find yourself on a freeway very soon. A series of fast corners await you. Be sure to block your opponent. The Mustang is a very fast car, so you’ve got to be extra careful. Head on to the left side of the freeway. You will have to use a narrow passage in order to leave it (#2). The final part of this race is rather easy. Try to concentrate all of your efforts on maintaining the lead.
2. Drag – Union & Rockridge
This Drag race is a rather difficult one. It might surprise you a little, especially since the previous challenges were rather easy. You will have to memorize all of the civilian cars. You should also change your lanes often (#1). I would recommend staying off the nitro button for now. You will be able to win this race without using it. Watch out for the van that will appear near the end (#2). You will have to slow down a little in order to avoid the crash. The final part of this race is less challenging, so you should deal with it swiftly. If you’re lucky Jewels might even hit something on her way to the finish.
You should try winning the car that Jewels were driving during both challenges, however it won’t be useful to you. I’d strongly recommend selling the car, despite its good looks and great acceleration.