There is nothing better than a nice, close race. I hate beating the competition by a mile in a car not even close to the others in power. Of course, I want to beat the game first. But after I would like to go back and try to find some good, close, fun matchups. I've been told that I should start posting some close matchups in the write-ups section and that others may follow. So if you have a close matchup, let everyone know. Give the series, the car you used, and the parts/settings. Here are two that I have recently driven: Series: Italian Avant Grade Car: Zonda C12S Settings: Maxed out at 10XX HP. Super-slick tires. You may actually have an easier time controlling this car if you back off the HP a little. Comments: This race in anything but the Zonda Race Car is difficult. The C12S has amazingly bad brakes (like "rice-pudding," I hear). If you stick with it and break in straight lines, though, you can overcome the bad handling. The Zonda Race Cars pit on the first race, but on the second they may not so you have to stick with them the whole way. They will bang you around in the turns, but if you can get ahead, you can hold a lead. If you are still behind at the end, go desperate and ride the walls. It worked for me! Anyway, it's a good, frustrating challenge Series: GT All-Stars Car: Mazda RX-7 LM Race Car Settings: Maxed out, Super slicks. Tune for each race. Comments: This car is a true underdog in this series. It will get killed off the line by the R390, the 787B and the GT-1. However, with super slicks and a little luck, you can re-gain the lead when the competition pits. From that point, it is a nail-biting race to teh finish as they close in on you. On Test Course, the RX-7 with the perfect settings (sorry, I didn't write them down) can actually out-run the R390. However, once the oil gives out the races become virtually impossible. I would only do one at a time, not the whole series. Post your good matches!