Wrench’s Fact- What’s your Racing Style?

Whether you realize it or not, each racer has their own style when it comes to winning a race. As you’ll see, each of these racing styles has their own weaknesses and strengths. However, you will often find that the racers who consistently finish near the top have chosen a style that fits their personality and then, through hard work and perseverance, perfected it by minimizing its weaknesses and maximizing its strengths.

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Run and Gun

Run and Gun racers provide some of the most interesting races on the tracks. Their primary goal each race is to stay in the thick of the action by constantly shooting their opponents and staying with the pack. These racers live for thrill of dusting their opponents and gradually pulling ahead after devastating their opponents. To hang with this crowd, you must be one tough cookie!

Lead Driver

Lead Drivers are their own special breed. This select group solely relies on speed and handling. Rather than collecting ammo, they focus on amassing as much nitro as they can in order to gain a large lead. These racers are unconcerned with their opponents and ignore retaliation because they are so intent on achieving maximum speed and working their way to a massive lead. However, lead drivers tend to struggle and lose close races if they can’t establish a big lead.

Support

Support drivers are by far the rarest type found on the race track. Support drivers usually work as a team with a lead driver or two and focus on helping them win the race. Rather than seeking glory for themselves, Support drivers use their weapons and cunning to slow down other racers allowing their teammates focus on building a substantial lead. These team players are not concerned with earning the top podium spot for themselves but rather seek to better their team as a whole.

The Late Bloomer

Late Bloomers are all about high risk and high reward. Easily the source of the most exciting finishes, Late Bloomers focus on establishing their lead as late as possible. These racers stay in the middle of the pack for most of the race, but unlike Run and Gun racers, they keep a low profile. Because they are often overlooked and typically don’t surface as a threat until late in the race, Late Bloomers lull their opponents into a false sense of security. However, during the last half lap or so, these drivers spring into action and do whatever it takes to eek out a win.

Now that you know a little bit more about these different racing styles, be sure to head out to the track and try them out. Once you find a style that suits your personality best, make sure to practice it and build your car in a way that can maximize its strengths.

Are You Up For A Challenge?

A little friendly competition between friends never hurt, right? Because we’ve just upped the ante in Eat My Dust by adding in a new challenge system! Now, you’ll be able to test the skills of your friends and roadside rivals by seeing if they have what it takes to best your top posted race times or number of Zombie kills.

When you’re ready to settle the score and prove that you’re a worthy opponent, all you need to do is start playing! After completing a round on the track or in the Zombie arena you’ll find the new “challenge” button on the following “Rewards” window. Think one of your buddies have what it takes to take on your score? Hit the button to pull up your full friends list and select their name!

If they’re daring enough to try and best your standing, they can accept your challenge on their “About Me” page. The “Challenge” window in the upper right had corner will let them know your score and how much time they’ve got left to beat it. To keep up your racing reputation, be sure to check this window regularly. Or if you’re ready, try out the new challenge system with your friends today and let us know if you have something to brag about!

Got Something to Brag About?

First place finishes are big, so don’t be shy. Share the news! Keep your buddies in the know when you’re off mastering the tracks by posting your best race times to your Facebook page. After all, surviving an Eat My Dust raceway will definitely earn you a few bragging rights.

Head over to the Racing Circuit today and see what times you’re able to post. Then share your top speeds by simply selecting the new Facebook share button on the Race Rewards window after each of your sessions on the track.

But if zombie kills are more your thing, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Survive a round in the Arena with a game of Zombie Attack and you’ll be able to share your top records too.

Think you’ve got a top time to brag about? Or maybe you’ve topped your buddies in zombie kills? We want to hear about it! Stop by www.Facebook.com/EatMyDustOnline to “Like” our fan page and join your fellow EMD racers for all our latest game news and announcements.