Quahog 500 Week 3 Overview

It looks like we’re going to be burning some more rubber as Peter is still aiming for a podium finish in Week 3 of the Quahog 500 event. But will we be able to join him as winners? It’s hard to say at this time but here’s this weeks event overview to help give you a good start.


EVENT ENDS

5th September 2018 at 3PM PDT.

You can see the countdown timer for the event and other details by clicking on the Event Info Icon at the bottom of your screen.


ADDICTS ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION

***I know there’s frustration building as we’ve had few tough events but keep the faith hopefully something easy will come along soon.***


CURRENT APP VERSION

Version 1.75.0


NOTICEABLE CHANGES

The event area is customisable, you can place items you unlock or buy in it.


GLITCHES & ISSUES

I’m not personally experiencing any. If you are having any issues let me know in the comments.


QUICK LINKS

Addicts Area
Main Questline – Foreign Competition
Side Questline – Behind The Wheel


MAIN QUESTLINE

Foreign Competition

As requested I’m going to put the main questline post up quickly and update it as I progress.


CHARACTERS

Street Racer Bonnie (Character Costume): 260  Clams. Separate tasks to always drop 1 of either Short Shorts or Red Heels. Can also be sent on Races.

Flag Girl Lois (Character Costume): You’ll be directed to create her in Al Harrington’s at Pt 2 of the main Questline. Can be sent on Races. 40 Clam reward if you unlock her within 7 days.
Requires
35 Bandanas (Uncommon): Get from Clearing Sports Cars
20 Short Shorts (Common): Get from Lois Try On New Shorts, Street Racer Bonnie Dress The Part, Clam-O-Tyres
18 Red Heels (Uncommon): Get from Meg Feel Pretty, Street Racer Bonnie Bring Extra Clothes, The Quick And Cranky Import Shop
18 Flag Bikini (Always): Get from Winning Redline Races


BUILDINGS

 Finish Line – Free. If you’ve not placed it before then you’ll be directed to place this at Part 1 of the Side Questline. You need this  building to take part in Redline Races.

***The other buildings for this Week can be found in the Stock Car Garage – you’ll find full details in that section***


DECORATIONS

Drift Car – 260  Drops 1 Pawtucket Sponsorship every 20 hours.

You’ll also see option to unlock the premium Nitro Pump in the store, as well as in the event area.

Premium Nitro Pump – 150  Drops 3 Nitro every 4 hours

Checkered Flag – 17 

Quahog 500 Logo – 17 


EVENT CURRENCY 

 Trophy (Always) – Get from completing Exchanges in Victory Lane, Photo Finish Mystery Box


EVENT MATERIALS

 Nails (Common) –  Get from Dr Hartman Pop His Tyre, Jerome Repair A Door Mort Sell Some Hardware, Buy from Store

 Nitro (Common) –  Get from Gas Nitro, Premium Nitro Pump (Always)

 Pawtucket Pat Sponsorship (Uncommon): Get from Winning Redline Races, Drift’s Car (Always)

Turbo Kits (Uncommon): Get from Clearing Sports (Uncommon)

 Clamade Sponsorship (Uncommon): Get from Doing Races, Cal Naughton Jr’s Car (Always), Photo Finish Mystery Box

 Road Spikes (Common) –  Get from Chris Push The Limits, Jerome Get A Flat, Seamus Drive With No Limits, Buy from Store

 Gas Can (Common) –  Get from Gas Pump, Premium Gas Pump (Always)

 McBurgertown Sponsorship (Uncommon): Get from Doing Races, Ricky Bibby’s Car (Always), Photo Finish Mystery Box

Spark Plugs (Uncommon): Get from Clearing Drag Racers, 70’s Muscle Car (Always), Photo Finish Mystery Box

Prize Money (Always): Get from Competing In Races


MATERIALS FOR CLAMS

5 Nails – 65 

10 Nails – 117 


Finish line

Redline Races work pretty much the same way as the previous weeks Races, only entering this race requires Nitro rather than Gas. Basically to start a race tap on the Finish Line in the event area and you will see the Redline Race Screen.

You will see above who can compete in Races, the cost to enter and the potential prizes if you win or lose.

But before you can Race you’ll need to start collecting Nitro, here’s how you can get them.

 Nitro (Common) –  Get from Nitro Pump, Premium Nitro Pump (Always)

Once you have Nitro, you’ll need 5 for each Race, you can choose which characters to send on your Race team. You need at least 1 from Pit Crew Chris, Flag Girl Lois and Street Racer Bonnie. But be aware sending more than one will increase your odds of successful drops. Once you’ve selected your Racers just hit Let’s Go, and the Race will run like a task for 3 hours.

I’m going be honest the UI for racing is poor and doesn’t make clear what you can win, but I’ve simplified it below. Also remember you don’t claim your prize until you click Vroom, so if you win your race click this as soon as you can as if you’re game crashes and needs reload you could end up losing the race instead.

Cost to Race: 5 Nitro
Characters you can send Racing: Pit Crew Chris, Flag Girl Lois and/or Street Racer Bonnie
How many Characters do I send: 1 is enough but 2 is better and 3 is even better. The combination you send increases the chance of winning although the results can be random.
Race Time: 3 hours

At the end of the 3 hour race you’ll see your rewards and these will be from the following.

If you win the race: 5 Prize Money & 3  Pawtucket Pat Sponsorship & 3 Flag Bikini

If you lose the race: 5 Prize Money


Stock Car Garage

Here is where you will trade Event Currency you collect while playing the game to unlock Buildings & Decorations to use to further your game play in the Event.

Here are the items you can unlock during Week 3…

SUV Tailgate: No drops
Cost~ 100 Trophies

Clam-O-Tyres: Chance Drop of 2 Short Shorts every 8hrs
Cost~ 150 Trophies

Chop Shop: No drops
Cost~ 85 Trophies

The Quick And The Cranky Import Shop: Chance drop of 2 Red Heels  every 4hrs
Cost~ 90 Trophies

The Drag Race: No drops
Cost~ 95 Trophies


NITRO STATION

These are where you’ll get your Nitro  to use to Redline Race. It’s the same system as the Gas Cans.

When you start the week you will see 2 Nitro Pumps ready to unlock in the event area.

The pump with the silver padlock is free to unlock, the pump with the gold padlock is premium and will cost you 150 Clams to unlock to use it.

Once you have unlocked a pump you can start to get Nitro. The freemium and premium pumps generate the same 3 Nitro every 4hrs, but the premium Pump is an Always drop.

To get your Nitro simply tap the padlock to unlock the Pump. You will see the Pump with a low Nitro icon above it, simply tap this to start filling your Nitro then wait 4 hours for them to be ready. You’ll know they are ready to collect when the Nitro appears above the Pump.

So basically if you only use th freemium pump you’ll get a common chance of 3 Nitro every 4 hours, if you pay to unlock the premium pump you’ll be able to get 3 Nitro guaranteed every 4 hours.


Victory Lane

Here is where you can exchange your Products for Trophies to purchases prizes in the Stock Car Garage.

This is the exchanges I’ve seen in my game so far:

35 Trophies Exchanges:
5 McBurgertown Sponsorship, 7 Spark Plugs & 15 Turbo Kits

45 Trophies Exchanges:
4 Clamade Sponsorship & 8 Spark Plugs & 14 Turbo Kits

55 Trophies Exchanges:
2 Pawtucket Pat Sponsorship, 7 Spark Plugs & 14 Turbo Kits
4 Pawtucket Pat Sponsorship, 9 Spark Plugs & 15 Turbo Kits
5 Pawtucket Pat Sponsorship, 8 Spark Plugs & 17 Turbo Kits


SPORTS CARS

These are the little baddies in this week of the event and are quite simple to deal with, it’s just more of the tap, aim and fire we’ve seen in previous events. Before you can clear them you’ll need to get some Nails, you’ll get them here:

 Nails (Common) –  Get from Dr Hartman Pop His Tyre, Jerome Repair A Door Mort Sell Some Hardware, Buy from Store

Once you have a Nail you will find Sports Cars driving on your sidewalks.

Simply tap one of them to bring up the targeting screen.

Then move the Nail until the green target circle is on a Sports Car, you’ll know it’s in target as it will turn purple, then simply hit the check mark to clear the Sports Car.

I am seeing up to a maximum of 8 in my game.

The event rewards for clearing Sports Cars are as follows:

Per Sport Car Cleared
3 Nitro Kit (Chance)
1 Bandana (Chance)


There you have the overall basics to get you started through the third Week of the New Event. Where are you so far? Anything particular you like the most? Suggestions or tips to fellow players? Let us know.

~Russian Tigger

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13 responses to “Quahog 500 Week 3 Overview

  1. Am I the only one losing more racing than winning when I take both Chris and Bonnie to both race to try and get the flag bikinis for Lois?

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    • No, the odds on winning these races are a lot tougher

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      • Well, a little while after I wrote this post, I did win another race…so I have 6 flag bikinis left to get, and I do believe that I will get her and the free clams before time expires…you would just think that with 2 characters, it would get much easier to win. I wonder why they made this one tougher.

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  2. Is it actually possible to win the redline races with only one character, as it is going to make it next to impossible to get Lois as you need 18 flag bikinis and they only drop from winning races.

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  3. So, TC went and eliminated spark plugs for trophies at the first starting line without warning for the first two race options. Cheap shot. I needed only one more and now I have 62 useless spark plugs and have to start over with the blower thing for the older races. Plus, it takes a very long time to load the game on iOS now. Whateves.

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    • I’m still trading Spark Plugs along with other materials – these events always work this way with exchanges, more items added each week. Loading times are an issue on Android and IOS, but for me Android is worse just now, can get 6-7 minutes for the game to load

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      • wow, I thought I was bad at around 5 minutes on android. Also, winning races is hard! Unbelievable how little time I actually spend playing compared with waiting for it to load.

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  4. Since this event started, my game has not been connecting to my Facebook friend’s Quahogs. I have notified support three times. Is this happening to anyone else?

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  5. week 3 started on time still getting random game crashing makes setting up things a pain but other then that enjoying the event.

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