Races & Time Trials

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the player can access several vehicle challenges by using different, specific vehicles. This article is a guide for the Vigilante, Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Taxi Driver, Air Rescue, Beach Patrol and the Fire Copter side missions.

Races & Time Trials: Turismo

Turismo GTA: VCS side mission
There are 9 races to complete in Turismo - 5 in the Vice City mainland and 4 in Vice Beach. Each race involves different vehicles, offers a different payout and they are all required for 100% completion of the game.

Vice City Mainland

  • Escobar Run-Way: The player must drive a motorcycle around the Fort Baxter Air Base and the Escobar International Airport. Entry fee: $100 Reward: $500
  • Downtown Showdown: This race is car-based and consists of several checkpoints throughout Downtown Vice City. Entry fee: $150 Reward: $600
  • Port Sports: The player must drive a motorcycle around Little Havana and Viceport. Entry fee: $200 Reward: $800
  • Rum & Salsa Sting: This race is car-based and consists of several checkpoints throughout Little Havana and Little Haiti. Entry fee: $250 Reward: $1000
  • Cuban Wheels: The player must drive a motorcycle around Little Havana and Little Haiti. Entry fee: $300 Reward: $1200

Vice Beach

  • Fools Rush: This race is car-based and consists of several checkpoints throughout Vice Point. Entry fee: $350 Reward: $1400
  • High Stakes Highway: The player must drive a motorcycle around Vice Point and Washington Beach. Entry fee: $400 Reward: $1600
  • Supercharged Circuit: This race is car-based and consists of several checkpoints throughout Ocean Beach. Entry fee: $500 Reward: $2000
  • Asphalt Assault: The player must drive a motorcycle around Ocean Beach and Washington Beach. Entry fee: $450 Reward: $1800

Races & Time Trials: Haiti Hover Race

Haiti Hover Race GTA: VCS side mission
The player needs to pass checkpoints on sea and land using the hovercraft, and is required to beat the time of 1:45. The reward for completing the mission is $500 and progress towards 100% completion.

Races & Time Trials: Harbor Hover Race

Harbor Hover Race GTA: VCS side mission
The player needs to pass checkpoints on sea and land using the hovercraft, and is required to beat the time of 3:45. The reward for completing the mission is $500 and progress towards 100% completion.

Races & Time Trials: Playground Missions

Playground GTA: VCS side mission
There are 4 Playground missions to complete, two of which are exclusive to the PS2 version of the game:

Playground on the Town: The player must pass through 26 checkpoints in Downtown within a time limit of 1:35

Playground on the Point: The player must pass through 27 checkpoints in Vice Point within a time limit of 1:30

Playground on the Park (PS2): The player must pass through 25 checkpoints in Ocean Beach within a time limit of 1:10

Playground on the Dock (PS2): The player must pass through 27 checkpoints near Bayshore Avenue within a time limit of 1:15

Races & Time Trials: Crims on Wings

Crims on Wings GTA: VCS side mission
The player must pilot a Biplane through several checkpoints scattered across Vice City, within a time limit of 4 minutes. Completing the challenge awards the player with $500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Crims on Water Wings

Crims on Water Wings GTA: VCS side mission
PS2 only
This mission is only available in the PS2 version of the game. The player must pilot a Skimmer plane through several checkpoints scattered across Vice City, within a time limit of 2:30 minutes. Completing the challenge awards the player with $500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Hyman Memorial O.D.T.

Hyman Memorial O.D.T. GTA: VCS side mission
PS2 only
This mission is only available in the PS2 version of the game. The player must compete in a triathlon during this challenge. The race begins in a Biplane, the player flying to a Jet Ski in Little Haiti. Afterwards, they cross the sea up to the Hyman Memorial Stadium where they get on a PCJ-600 and finish at the entrance of the stadium. The player must finish in under 4 minutes and 50 seconds in order to succeed the mission.

Races & Time Trials: Caddy Daddy

Caddy Daddy GTA: VCS side mission
PS2 only
The challenge consists of a three-lap race around the Leaf Links Golf Club. The player needs to pass through the checkpoints in the golf course in order to complete 3 laps in under 6 minutes. Completing the challenge awards the player $2500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Land, Sea and Air Ace

Land, Sea and Air Ace GTA: VCS side mission
The challenge consists of a tri-vehicle race across Vice City. The player starts on the Sanchez motorbike, going through checkpoints on the beach. Then, after jumping on a ramp, they switch to a Jet Ski and drive it up to Leaf Links, where they switch again, this time to a Sea Sparrow. The player must pass all the checkpoints in under 4:30 minutes to complete the challenge and earn $500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Watersports

Watersports GTA: VCS side mission
There are 8 different Jet Ski races to complete during the Watersports Courses, each more difficult than the previous. These are the times to beat for every course:
  • Course 1: 2:45
  • Course 2: 3:30
  • Course 3: 3:20
  • Course 4: 2:45
  • Course 5: 3:45
  • Course 6: 6:30
  • Course 7: 5:00
  • Course 8: 6:30
Completing all 8 courses awards the player $500 and the Wetsuit outfit.

Races & Time Trials: Sanchez Time Trials

Sanchez Time Trials GTA: VCS side mission
There are 12 different Sanchez races to complete during the Sanchez Courses, each more difficult than the previous. These are the times to beat for every course:
  • Course 1: 1:55
  • Course 2: 1:35
  • Course 3: 2:00
  • Course 4: 1:20
  • Course 5: 1:40
  • Course 6: 2:25
  • Course 7: 2:10
  • Course 8: 2:05
  • Course 9: 2:10
  • Course 10: 2:55
  • Course 11: 3:00
  • Course 12: 2:55
Every course completed awards the player $100. Additionally, completing all 12 courses awards the player $2500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: BMX Time Trials

BMX Time Trials GTA: VCS side mission
There are 8 different BMX races to complete during the BMX Courses, each more difficult than the previous. These are the times to beat for every course:
  • Course 1: 1:35
  • Course 2: 1:30
  • Course 3: 1:20
  • Course 4: 1:35
  • Course 5: 1:45
  • Course 6: 1:40
  • Course 7: 1:35
  • Course 8: 2:40
Every course completed awards the player $100. Additionally, completing all 8 courses awards the player $2500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Quadbike Time Trials

Quadbike Time Trials GTA: VCS side mission
There are 4 different Quad races to complete during the Quad Courses, each more difficult than the previous. These are the times to beat for every course:
  • Course 1: 1:25
  • Course 2: 1:35
  • Course 3: 1:20
  • Course 4: 1:25
Every course completed awards the player $100. Additionally, completing all 4 courses awards the player $2500 and progress towards 100% game completion.

Races & Time Trials: Activity Info

Mission Type Side Mission (optional)
Required for 100% Yes

GTA Vice City Stories: Races & Time Trials Video Walkthrough

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