Racing games are constantly trying to come up with new ways to draw in players. And because its such a hardcore genre, getting those players is hard to do. Baja: Edge of Control tries to take things to a new level with extraordinarily long races and uber-realism.
Players advance through classes, starting with the Baja Bug class (one of eight in the game) and work their way up. Win games, earn XP, get into higher classes. You know the drill. As you gain XP and money, you'll also need to buy better cars in order to win races. But in order to get money, you need sponsorships (but to get those, you have to have a winning record). It's an interesting, if not overly meticulous system.