The days grow late, and the sun — though high in the sky — doesn’t seem to lift the day’s exhaustion. Down in the canals of Los Santos, the deserts of Sandy, or even as far north as Paleto Bay, modded cars of all kinds gather to challenge each other’s skills. Racers line up to see who can put their money where their mouth is, burn some rubber, and release the pent-up horses to victory.
These racers come from all backgrounds and age groups, creeds and religions. It’s a high-stakes game made even higher by the lack of safety concerns for the public or themselves. Races like these are sparked by prideful boasting, greed, or sometimes even vengeance when they call the other person out to race.
The nature of these races means it must be done under the radar of the government. Considering the risks of property damage or death, it is no surprise that police vehicles end up chasing the racers. These bold drivers often choose to see it as just a bit more excitement and allow the race to continue.
It was on a long day like this when the opportunity arose to film such a race. The contestants, who remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliation, went down to the Canals to race. There they flew, battling with each other in a bout that ultimately left one car so damaged it was left for Hayes Depot to collect.
This race left no one injured — except the pride of some. Still, considering the popularity of the San Andreas Racing League, it is no surprise that people are craving more.