Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas contains a lot of features which are required in
order to complete the game at 100%. One of these features is similar to that of
Vice City in needing to complete challenges at various stadiums found across the
map. There are three stadiums around San Andreas, and there are four challenges
altogether, some a lot more difficult than others. This guide will explain where
they can be found, what the objective is, the best way to go about it and the
rewards given for completion.
Los Santos Stadium Missions
|The 8-Track can be found at the stadium in East Beach, Los Santos.
It's directly East of Grove Street.
The 8-Track is a relatively difficult race inside the stadium. Similar
to the Hotring on Vice City you are battling it out with 12 other
vehicles over a 12 lap race in a Hotring Racer. You need to come in
first place to be rewarded, however the Hotring Racer doesn't have very
good handling. It will spin out of control with almost the slightest
impact with another car.
The most important thing is to get a good start. Immediately from the
green light, or rather 'Go' message, speed forward, and keep to the dirt
to the left. Go around this corner, then if you have a chance, cross the
road to the right and keep on the outside of the track. You should be up
into about 5th or 6th at this point already. Make your way through the
first main left, across the bridge type thing and then keep to the right
and stay on the dirt. From here it's simple, just follow the road around
carefully and slowly, braking any time you feel you need to turn. If you
see a car coming up behind you, or next to you LET THEM PASS. You can
easily over take them again, but if they touch you, and most likely spin
you out, you could drop to 30 seconds behind the leader. If at any time
on the first few laps you crash out, I'd suggest getting out of your car
and blowing it up if you have any weapons. You might as well just start
again rather than having to try and gain positions from half way through
The cars in front aren't stupid drivers, and they'll drive pretty slowly
too, so just follow them and keep up with them. As you approach the
start/finish line, prepare to over take, as this is certainly the
easiest part on the track to gain positions. Once you're up to the
relatively tight left turn again slow down and tail anyone still in
front of you. Follow them around the track until you reach the start
finish line, then use the straight and relatively easy corner to gain
more positions. Try to keep this up for two or three laps, and you
should then be in first place.
Once you're in first place you can take it easy. You'll need to maintain
your speed in order to stay ahead of the pack, but you should be more
careful braking for corners, and of course you won't have to worry about
anyone in front of you. You may wish to go a bit faster on the easier
corners, but always remember to brake. I'd also advise only using Square
to brake, not R1 to handbrake, otherwise you'll most likely spin out.
Also let go of X and glide around the track when going around corners,
rather than speeding and then having to stop before you can go again in
another direction. Staying in the lead for about 3 laps will usually
result in any cars directly behind you disappearing, so you can be a lot
more careful in order to not crash.
Stay in first place and try not to crash, then just navigate your way
around the track carefully. Unless you're on the last lap, let anyone go
past you who could be a danger. Always remember the area just before and
just after the start/finish line is the best place for over taking on
the whole track.
Upon completion of the race in first place you will be awarded $10,000
and when placed outside you will see an American Flag Monster Truck and
a Hotring Racer have been spawned in the stadium's car park.
The Monster Truck And Hotring Racer Have Been Unlocked Outside The
|San Fierro Stadium Missions
The Blood Ring can be found at the stadium in Foster Valley, San Fierro.
It's the most Southern area in San Fierro with an icon on the radar.
The Blood Ring is a ridiculously hard checkpoint grabbing destruction
derby. This was in Vice City, and while frustrating, it was still
possible. This time it literally requires luck in order to pass the
mission. You, and about 20 other vehicles with sub machine gun weilding
idiots hanging out of the windows need to battle around a bowl and
collect large red checkpoints. Your time will count down, and every
checkpoint you get will increase your time by 15 seconds. You'll start
on 30 seconds, and you need to beat a score of 60 on your first run. In
theory, this means you need to grab about three or four checkpoints in
quick succession in order to raise your time above a minute. In Vice
City this wasn't a problem, although you needed to weave in and out of
the vehicles in order to get to the checkpoints as quickly as possible.
In San Andreas the mission is completely unfair. You're in a crappy
Bloodring Banger with probably the worst handling and speed in the game,
while racing about 20 other vehicles ranging from street racers to off
road vehicles. To make things worse, other vehicles can grab the
checkpoints. So not only do you need to grab as many checkpoints as
possible, but you need to pray that none of the other cars get the one
you're heading for. Of course when the odds are about 19 to 1 you don't
really have much chance at all of getting the checkpoints first.
The main advice for this mission is to keep playing it over and over
until you are lucky enough to be able to actually get three or four
checkpoints without some other stupid vehicles getting there before you.
Use handbrake turns to turn around quickly, and always go for the little
tool icon if you can see someone else is going to get a checkpoint
before you as the little bastards can do a lot of damage to your car
with their drive-by's. Of course another ingenious idea for this mission
from Rockstar was to make blown up cars respawn! So no matter how many
you take out, there'll still be about 20 others stealing your
checkpoints. There's literally no proper advice you can give for this,
apart from telling you your objective. Drive through the cars and grab
the checkpoints before they do. Everything else is up to the game making
the other cars way better drivers than you.
Luckily the mission is only required once, and after that I wouldn't
waste the time doing it again.
Upon completion of the battle with a total time of over 60 seconds you
will be awarded $10,000 and when placed outside you will see that an
amazing Bloodring Banger has been spawned in the stadium's car park.
The Bloodring Banger Has Been Unlocked Outside The Stadium.
Las Venturas Stadium Missions
|The Dirt Track can be found at the stadium in Blackfield, Las
Venturas on Mondays and Wednesdays. It can be found to the West of the
ring road around Las Venturas.
The Dirt Track is probably one of the easiest stadium missions there is.
You're on a Sanchez dirt bike and are racing it out with 12 other
bikers. The good thing is that while they are relatively well skilled at
driving, they don't balance themselves out after going over a jump, and
as a result, you can almost always count on most of, if not all of them
bailing after going over a hill a few corners from the start. This gives
you a great opportunity to catch up, or get even further in the lead.
From the start follow the dirt track in the middle of the road
perfectly. Just stay in the middle of the other vehicles and head over
the small jump. Try to land cleanly and go over the next jump where you
should be able to gain about four or five places. Land that well then
head around the corner to the left. Follow that along and handbrake turn
just after going over the top of the hill. Follow this path down and
over the small jump, then hit the big jump. This is where you win and
lose the race. You'll most likely see that a lot of the riders have
fallen from their bikes here, and those who haven't will soon, don't
worry. Balance out the bike in mid air and land smoothly, while avoiding
the other bikes. Head to the left and go onto the ramp. As you hit the
end, turn slightly to the right in mid air so that you land at an angle
pointing the right way. Keep to the inside of the track, probably on the
yellow bit in the middle, and follow this tight circle all of the way
around. After three quarters of a full circle you'll see the track
continues to the left, so make sure you don't miss the turn. Head along
here and hand brake turn in order to stay away from the barriers. Go to
the end of this section then hand brake turn again. Follow the road a
bit further, then handbrake turn around the hairpin. Drive to the end of
the next road and handbrake turn around this hairpin, then follow the
track back to the start finish line.
Every single rider WILL crash out on the hill, sooner or later, so just
make sure you put in good lap times, roughly around 55 to 57 seconds and
try not to spin out or bail from the bike. If you land the jump you're
guaranteed to gain positions. Once you get in the lead it's not as easy
as the 8-Track, however handbrake turning makes corners much easier.
Always be sure to keep off the barriers. They'll pretty much stop you
dead and it would be quicker to physically brake to a stop. Instead,
release X and just let the bike glide along. Performing handbrake turns
without holding X will improve the turning time and make it a lot easier
to get around corners at higher speeds. Just remember to keep driving
relatively fast and don't crash, then wait for the other racers to make
mistakes and you should be able to get this in your first few tries. The
better Bike Skill you have the easier it will be though, as you'll have
less chance of falling from your bike, even with hard collisions.
Upon completion of the race in first place you will be awarded $25,000
and when placed outside you will see that a BF Injection has been
spawned in front of the stadium doors.
A BF Injection Has Been Unlocked Outside The Stadium On Monday And
|Kickstart can be found at the stadium in Blackfield, Las Venturas on
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It can be found to the
West of the ring road around Las Venturas.
Kickstart is exactly like the Dirt Ring in Vice City. You're on a dirt
bike, and you need to make your way up and over obstacles in order to
increase your score while your time counts down. You need to score more
than 25 points to beat the challenge, however 45 or more is easily
possible. Grabbing a green corona will earn you 1 point, an amber one
will get you 2 and a red one will add 3 to your total. Needless to say
the green ones are easy to get, the amber ones are medium difficulty,
and the red ones are the hardest.
From the start head immediately left and drive up the easy-ish wooden
ramp thing to the top and grab the red corona. Drop down from there and
go straight ahead and over the two strange obstacles to pick up two
orange coronas. Before dropping down at the end of the second one, make
a right and go up the next obstacle. Grab the amber one up here, then go
down and grab a red corona. Head up the ramp at the other side and drop
the front wheel off the edge to grab the next red corona, then reverse
back on and turn around, dropping down the last ramp to pick up yet
another red corona. Make your way to the top left corner of the room
where you'll find an easy few ramps leading through a green corona into
a red one. You should now have 22 points with only about a minute or so
gone, and you can just pick a few easy green corona's to push it past 25
and you'll win the mission when the time runs out. If you want to get as
good a score as possible head over to the other side of the arena and
ramp onto the bus. Grab the amber corona and head carefully along the
wood to the other bus and grab a red corona. Drop down and drive into
the single car aiming to bounce off it and grab the red corona at the
top of the stacked cars. You can then drive up the wooden ramp next to
the cars and grab the amber corona. By now you will easily have the
required 25 points, and if not there's at least 5 more easy green ones
to pick up, so I'll leave that to you.
Upon completion of the mission with over 25 points, when outside you
will see that a Dune has been spawned in front of the stadium doors.
A Dune Has Been Unlocked Outside The Stadium On Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday And Sunday.