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Dirt Track Racing (or DTR for short) is a computer video game by the now defunct Ratbag Games. It is the first game of the dirt track racing series by Ratbag, which includes Dirt Track Racing (DTR), Dirt Track Racing: Sprint Cars (DTRSC), and Dirt Track Racing 2 (DTR2). It was one of the first authentic dirt track racing simulations in the video game market.
In the Career Mode, players race through their careers, earning money to upgrade their cars. Success brings more money, and sponsors, which help pay the bills.
In the Quick Action Mode, players race against computer AI players in regular races consisting of heats and features in short mode, or full racing programs consisting of hot laps, qualifying, heats, semi-features (B-, C-, D-Mains), and features (A-Mains).
In Multiplayer Mode, players can race other players from all over the world via GameSpy Client-Servers.
Players can choose from 18 different cars, spread over 3 classes.
|Stock Class Year/Name||Pro-Stock Class Year/Name||Late Model Model Name|
|1968 Lightning||1967 SE 1000||Centaur|
|1968 Lion||1970 Hammerhead||Formula|
|1969 Jupiter||1972 Mars GT||Mars|
|1970 Rio Grande||1973 Rio Grande||Rio Grande|
|1978 Nile||Grand Daddy||Solar|
- Note: Some of the tracks depicted in the game are real-life tracks (e.g. Manzanita Spedway), some are fictional tracks (e.g. Thunder Alley), and are renamed real tracks, most notably, Nocks Hill (Knoxville, IA).
|Track Name||Track Length||Track "Location"||Track Name||Track Length||Track "Location"|
|34 Raceway||3/8 Mile||Burlington, IA||Arlington Raceway||1/2 Mile||Arlington, MN|
|Aztec Speedway||1/3 Mile||Aztec, MN||Bodin Valley Motor Raceway||1/4 Mile||Sacremento, CA|
|Boyd Raceway||1/4 Mile||Boyd, TX||Brewerton Speedway||1 Mile||Brewerton, NY|
|Can-Am Speedway||1/2 Mile||LaFargeville, NY||Creek County Raceway||1/4 Mile||Sapulpa, OK|
|Dodge County Fairgrounds||1/2 Mile||Beaver Dam, WI||Eagle Raceway||3/4 Mile||Lincoln, NE|
|Eldon Raceway||1/2 Mile||Eldon, IA||Fairmont Speedway||1/2 Mile||Fairmont, MN|
|Green Speedway||4/9 Mile||Green,CA||Jackson Speedway||3/4 Mile||Jackson, MN|
|Kings Speedways||3/4 Mile||Hanford, CA||Manzanita Speedway||1/4 Mile||Phoenix, AZ|
|Muskogee Speedway||1/2 Mile||Muskogee, OK||Nocks Hill||1/2 Mile||Nocks, IA|
|North Texas Motor Speedway||1/4 Mile||Royse City, TX||Oldero Speedway||1/2 Mile||Oldero, OH|
|Paris Motor Speedway||3/8 Mile||Paris, TX||Roush Raceway||3/4 Mile||Roush, AZ|
|Shawano Speedway||1/2 Mile||Shawano, WI||Southern Iowa Speedway||3/4 Mile||Oskaloosa, IA|
|Stuart Raceway||1/4 Mile||Stuart, IA||Talladega Short Track||3/8 Mile||Talladega, AL|
|Wakeeny Speedway||1/6 Mile||Wakeeny, KS|
Figure 8 Tracks
|Track Name||Track "Location"||Track Length|
|34 Figure 8||1/4 Mile||Burlington, IA|
|Brewerton Figure 8||3/4 Mile||Brewerton, NY|
|Thunder Alley||1/2 Mile||Thunder Alley Motorsports, FL|
One of the most used unsupported features is the ability for users to create skins, cars, and tracks easily with outside software. Some players have even found software that allows them to change the .DE2 files to create entirely new cars and tracks, instead of just renaming existing cars.
- Games Last version of Ratbag Games official website reproduced by Australian video game website Sumea for archives purposes.