This page contains NASCAR Thunder 2003 Hints for Playstation 2 called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by philippe62260.
- Developer: Ea Sports
- Publisher: Ea Sports
- Genre: Racing
- Release: Sep 29, 2002
- ESRB: Everyone
Various Cheats and Hints
Tiburon Speedway Track
Use a memory card with a saved file from an EA Sports 2003 game.
Select the Thunder Challenge or Lightning Challenge at the game mode screen. Complete the various challenges to get new Thunder Plates.
Enter "Extra Drivers" as a name at the create a car screen.
Enter "Dale Earnhardt" as a name at the create a car screen.
Unlock new paint scheme:
Use a driver with a paint scheme and win a race on veteran or legend to unlock a new paint scheme.
Unlock championship win videos, Thunder Plate:
Win 1 championship on the career mode racing the 36 race mode. You will unlock Thunder Plate Championship win 1. Win 5 championships on the career mode racing the 36 race mode. You will unlock Thunder Plate Championship win 5. Win 8 championships on the career mode racing the 36 race mode. You will unlock Thunder Plate Chamionship win 8.
Unlock fantasy driver- Kitt Paint:
Win the 36 race championship in career mode twice on easy and you will unlock the fantasy driver Kitt Paint. His car is the primor car thats on the create a car screen.
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Unlock fantasy driver - Buster Auton:
When you win 170 thunder plates you will be awarded Buster Auton. He is the last thunder plate. He is a fantasy driver and he drives the pontiac pace car. This car has no damage but you can cut a tire.
Submitted by: Michael
Unlock Busch series cars/and legends:
Each time you beat a race on the lighting challenge, you will unlock 2 drivers as thunder plates. The first driver will be Richard Petty, then you will unlock up to 23 Busch series cars plus other legends. Besides Petty there is Beny Parsons, Bobby Allison, Alan Kawicki, Tiny Lund, Elmo Langly, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough. Dale Earnhardt will also be one of the legends but he can be unlocked automatically by typing in his name.
Get pole position
Before running a veteran race in quick race mode, take the Thunder license and complete all three levels of the test for the desired track. This will give the first (pole) starting position.
Better acceleration and easier handling
For all of the tracks except for Daytona and Talledega, go into car setup before the race. Change your tire pressure down to 15 psi for better acceleration and easier handling. For Daytona and Talledega, leave it at 25 psi.
Draft with the car in front of you for awhile. When you just come out of a turn, move over and you should pass him. You can also do this on a straight away, but it works much better coming out of a turn. Also, drafting helps fuel mileage and your speed.
Submitted by: Michael
Faster donuts on celebration
When you win a race and start to celebrate, begin to do a donut. When you are spinning, hold the brake and your car will spin even faster.
Tiburon Speedway track
Go into the Lightning Challenges. Choose the one with Jimmie Johnson (Home Sweet California) and win the race to unlock the Tiburon Speedway and another Thunder Plate.
Bristol: Easy win
First, turn on the running line, and unlimited fuel and tires. Qualify as you would for any track. During the race, when the running line turns red, wait a moment before letting off the gas. Then, press the gas when you reach the green again. The car will automatically go high, and the other cars will slow down. You can go around them. It may take a few laps, but eventually you will be running in the front. This tactic can be adapted for all short tracks.
When at Bristol Motor Speedway on the second lap, on the second turn the other cars will slow down.
Bristol: Great crash
Go to Bristol, turn around, and run directly into the lead car. If yellow flags are on, you will not be able to turn around.
Daytona: Easy win
Make sure the race is set on ten percent race length. Then, cause a crash on lap four. If done correctly, there should be a caution. Go into the pits, and ignore that fact if no one else also enters. You will probably be last, but there will soon be another caution and the leaders will come in. Stay out and do not pit. After the stop, you should be in first or second place. You will run low on gas, but you will not run out. Block and you will be able to win.
Submitted by: Michael
Unlock all the extra tracks:
Race any track on legend or veteran in the quick race mode and any track you race at, and if you win, you will unlock a new hidden track. The bonus tracks that you will unlock are the tracks behind the normal tracks that say locked, such as the Alabama 500 at Talledega, that is the night race. For example if you win Taledega you unlock the Alabama 500. This goes with every other track except Indianapolis speedway, New Hampshire and Bristol. These tracks do not have hidden tracks.
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