REWARDS - $5000
This is primarily an off-road race, so a sports car is not going to cut it for the race. If you can get your hands on something like a Rancher, then you should do fine. The competition for the race is not going to be your problem, as they will most likely not even be in your view after the initial area. However, you will need to concentrate on the road, as there will be a lot of turns later on in the race.