|2 - 6 Racers|
|Player vs. Player|
Drag is a player versus player game mode along an enclosed course with a set start and finish point. Drag courses are Open to all vehicles.
Players are only capable of entering a Drag event within a Multiplayer circumstance. Players are also capable of creating Private Matches that allow them to invite other players on their friends list or from the freeroam environment.
The player is pitted against other players with similar performance vehicles. Rival players are determined using a Matchmaking system.
- Private Match
The player can invite other players to an event of their choosing. Only invited players can join a Private Match.
Each player has the option of choosing to participate in the event with either a manual or automatic transmission. A manual transmission requires the player to change gear whilst automatic transmission will change gear for the player.
The start of the event has all players placed into a starting grid at the start line of the Drag course. At this point players can attempt to perform a "Perfect Start" by hitting the optimal rev range of their vehicle's engine at soon as the countdown timer finishes. The optimal rev range can be expanded by equipping a "Well Oiled Machine" Skill Mod to a vehicle.
Players that hit this rev range at the right time and change into 1st gear will receive a limited duration nitrous boost. The launch speed of the player's vehicle is determined by their rev range, gear change timing and drivetrain of their vehicle. The launch speed of a vehicle can also be altered through usage of the "Takeoff" Skill Mod.
The course that each Drag event follows is marked out on the player's minimap as a bright blue highlight of a road. The route is also marked out with blue walls with moving arrows that point the direction in which the course is heading.
Players can change lane within a Drag event by tapping left or right. Race and Pursuit Skill Mods as well as relating power-ups cannot be used during a Drag event.
Players are awarded Cash and Rep at the end of the event. The amount of each won by the player depends on their performance in the event, finishing position, transmission usage and racing style.
|Gold Lucky Draw|
|Complete the event in 1st position|
|Silver Lucky Draw|
|Complete the event in 2nd position|
|Bronze Lucky Draw|
|Complete the event in 3rd position|
|Complete the event|
There are several Drag events found in the Palmont City and Rockport areas.
|Backwood Split||Heritage Heights, Rosewood||0.94 mi (1.51 km)||2 to 4|
|Breakneck||Point Camden, Camden||0.77 mi (1.24 km)||2 to 4|
|Breaking Point||Highway 99, Rosewood||0.57 mi (0.92 km)||2|
|Burrows||Downtown Palmont & Rosewood Connector||0.62 mi (1 km)||2 to 4|
|Chinatown Showdown||Kings Park, Downtown Palmont||1.2 mi (1.93 km)||2 to 4|
|Downturn||Camden, Camden||0.81 mi (1.3 km)||2 to 4|
|Gridlock||The Projects, Kempton||1.06 mi (1.71 km)||2 to 4|
|Highway 142||Highway 142, Rosewood||1.64 mi (2.64 km)||2 to 6|
|Loop||Rosewood College Campus, Rosewood||1.24 mi (2 km)||2|
|Neon Crossroads||Agostini Heights, Downtown Rockport||1.04 mi (1.67 km)||2 to 4|
|Rockport Turnpike||Rockport Turnpike, Downtown Rockport||0.53 mi (0.85 km)||2 to 6|
|Runway||Petersburg, Rosewood||1.12 mi (1.8 km)||2 to 4|
|Skirmish||Heritage Heights, Rosewood||1.06 mi (1.7 km)||2|
|Speed Fair||Camden, Camden||0.78 mi (1.25 km)||2 to 4|
|Tram Underpass||The Projects, Kempton||0.49 mi (0.79 km)||2 to 4|
|Unlocalized String||Masterson Harbour, Camden||0 mi (0 km)||2 to 4|
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