The main and most profitable way of getting money through the private race function on Forza 3 is the now well known ”50 laps of Benchmark A” method. However doing this all the time when you are a little strapped for cash can get a little boring. There are other ways such as the Benchmark A method but they are not as profitable, but they do add for some interesting races. One alternative Ive found is setting up a race on one of the oval tracks in the game, I normally run it on Sunset Speedway. I’m a very big fan of oval racing an stock car racing so I take a stock car to the race an have the AI cars driving Audi R8’s. This way I can beat the other cars but they are nearly as fast as mine, and they bunch up quite close so it adds some exciting moments and I know that I will win. The race length I set to 50 laps and it takes about 35 minuets to complete in the stock car, and I walk away with around 90,000, thats without the difficulty bonus.
If you want to earn some big money in one sitting, you need to be looking at racing an endurance race of an hour at least. You could do all the endurance races in the events list, but you will have probably done them already and like the Benchmark way, will get boring after a time, so a private race it is.
The best tracks to run an endurance race on are Le Mans, and the Nurburgring, due to the fact these are the highest paying circuits per lap:
Le Mans: 6,500
This is the money you will get for every lap completed at these tracks, and that is with 8 AI cars racing with you. So lets say you set up a 2 hour race at Le Mans with the average lap time being 3:30, that would be around 36 laps, and doing 36 laps would earn you 234,000 and thats without the difficulty bonus.
Heres the endurance races I run:
Le Mans Endurance:
Race time: 1 or 2 hours
In the advanced set up menu of a private race you can set how many player groups there will be in the race. You can have a maximum of 4, and when you set this option higher than 1 you get some more options come up. One will say ”score groups independently” This means that there will be more than one first place, there will be a first place for every group. The next option below will say ”organize by group” This will mean that the car groups will be together on the starting grid. Next you can cycle through the menus until you can get to the 4 menus for the 4 groups racing. Where it says ”min plays” and ”max players” in separate settings, set the both to 2. As for the car class menu, this is what I set up:
Group 1: R1 (This will be your player group and you can set it at any car class you want. For my group I set slower R1 cars)
Group 2: R1 (The more faster R1 cars)
Group 3: R2
Group 4: R4
Also in the 4 group menus, you can set a roll off delay. I set this to 5 seconds for each group apart from mine (Group 1) just so there isn’t a crash at the very first corner. After the race gets going It’s a fun contest of racing with the other car in your group but also racing with the much slower R2 and R3 class and the do become a factor to consider later on in the race. Weather you come first or second in your class it does not matter as you will still get a good payout.
Race Time: 1 or 2 hours
The settings are much the same as the Le Mans endurance, only I have two groups racing which are R3 and S class, the S class cars being the racing ones, such as the #1 Champion S4 Competition, or the #66 AXA Racing 911 GT3 cup. This race is a real test of your skills and endurance and above everything else, watch your fuel gauge!
To get a good payout on any private race you set up, there are just these things that you should always do:
Have the maximum of AI cars racing with you
Have damage set to simulation
Have collision mode set to always on
With those base setting you stand to make the most amount on any race you set up.
I hope this has helped, thanks for reading.