Welcome to part three of the Racing Rivals tips and tricks guide! Click here to go back to part two of the guide.
Racing for pinks is a great way to get free cars if you win, but if you lose, then you lose your own car (as you already know). One of the best ways to consistently win is to take a class D or a class C car (except for the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T), and upgrade its performance fully, including full weight reduction, a fully-upgraded supercharger or turbocharger, and fully-upgraded NOS (as well as everything else fully upgraded, but these are more important). Of, and of course, use the best available Nitto tires.
When your car is insanely fast – ideally, under 10 seconds – let people in the track challenge you, or challenge them. If they challenge you, race them for pinks. If you challenge them, and then they bet against you, upgrade the bet to a bet for pinks. With a 10-second car, you’ll beat more than 90 percent of other challengers out there.
To beat the daily racing challenges, though, it’s doubly important to be quick with your shifting and launching, because you and your opponent will always race the same car. Their performance will often fluctuate, so even if you shift perfectly or nearly perfectly and you don’t win, you can still race again, do the same exact things, and then win the next time around.
Even if you have some engine damage, you can keep racing with it. Go to the maintenance area and check if you are running with full horsepower. Your car can take a LOT of damage before your power level drops. It takes a long time to repair a badly damaged car, so set the car to repair when you turn off the game for the night. Come back to it in the morning and it will be fully repaired.
If your engine damage is to the point where you don’t want to risk anymore, but you still want to keep racing, go back to the upgrade area and start removing all of the upgrade which damage your car. Then go out with nothing but the minimum upgrades that you need to get some coins, and race until you can repair the car again.