In Heat's arcade-oriented Normal mode, there is no
substitute for raw speed. On the ovals, don't even
worry about slowing down for corners if there's a car
ahead of you, because he'll make a convenient brake.
In fact, finding yourself absolutely surrounded by cars
in a turn is actually a good thing, as they'll essentially
carry you through the turn. And finally, get down low on
the apron for passing, as your car won't bounce about over
the track angle transition point nearly as much as it will
in Expert mode.
If you've overshot a turn in Expert mode, don't feel you
must keep the brake pedal crushed until you've slowed to a
stop. Instead, apply the brakes as you would in a real car,
then let up on them and slowly accelerate through the final
stages of the corner. Not many games allow you to drive your
way out of trouble, but this one does and it's just a great
Take care to avoid instances of quarter-panel contact.
If you're tapped there in this game, there's a strong
likelihood you'll spin or temporarily lose control.
Use the whole track. Unlike much of its competition,
NASCAR Heat opens up several passing lanes on each of
its oval circuits, allowing you to pass up high and in
other spots with which you may not be accustomed.
Remember, your AI opponents will slow considerably when
they have to deal with back markers. You, on the other
hand, can smoothly sail on by.
Shoot into the air:
At the end of pit road at Las Vegas Motor Speedway are three
asphalt lanes that go right to the infield wall. Hit the middle
lane directly in the center of it, your car will sink into the
ground, then get shot up in the air doing flips. Note: You must
be driving faster than 90 mph.
Go to the Sears Point track and go up the first hill. When you
are at the top, turn left and go through the small gap in the wall.
Then turn right, go to the big hill, and hit it as fast as you can.
You will be bounce all over the place when you are going through the
field. Your damage will be very high (press [F7] two times).
Select the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Come off pit road and follow
the inside road and two roads down. At the second road, turn left
and drive slowly (under 90 mph). You will fall into nothing, appear
back on the course as a ghost, and slowly change back to your original
Vortex Damage (Edit File):
Just go to your files folders and open options.txt and
find the line that says vortex damage then change from
no to yes and it should work.
NOTE: May take longer to load tracks with vortex on.