Forza Racing Championship

Celebrate the Indianapolis 500 with the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge on Forza 7

Article By 
Alan Walsh
May 12, 2018
Forza Racing Championship

Celebrate the Indianapolis 500 with the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge on Forza 7

Article By 
Alan Walsh
May 12, 2018

The ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge is now live in Forza Motorsport 7 to coincide with the Indianapolis 500 later this month. This Bounty Hunter event is all about celebrating one of the greatest racing events in motorsport with not just one, but two Rivals events that you can start playing today. Both events are being held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with one event on the famous Brickyard oval, and the other on the Grand Prix course.

Not only will you be racing against the entire Forza community in the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge, but you’ll also be taking on four real-life IndyCar drivers. As revealed in the latest Forza Motorsport Week in Review, 2017 IndyCar Champion and Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden is returning for this event – marking his first Bounty Hunter appearance since the inaugural Forza Motorsport 7 Bounty Hunter on Road America last October, which remains one of the toughest Bounty Hunter events to-date with only a few players managing to beat his set time.

Newgarden is a 9-time IndyCar race winner and is the current 2018 series points leader. He’s also an ambassador for the Forza franchise, and has appeared in various marketing material for the series since 2013’s Forza Motorsport 5 – which is when IndyCar first made its appearance in the Forza franchise. Newgarden is also a fan of the Forza series and has been playing for quite some time, which was made clear during his last Bounty Hunter performance. I’m sure he’ll be no different for this one.

Joining Newgarden will be three of his IndyCar competitors – Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe, and Robert Wickens. Daly is a two-time GP3 winner and currently races with AJ Foyt Racing, Hinchcliffe is a five-time IndyCar race winner and was 2011’s IndyCar Rookie of the Year, whilst finally, Wickens is a 2018 IndyCar rookie. He finished fourth at the 2018 Grand Prix of Alabama, which is his best IndyCar result to-date. Wickens is also a six-time DTM winner.

These four drivers will be competing in both ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge events throughout the month of May. Make sure to add their Gamertags to your friends list on Xbox Live so you can follow their progress on the in-game event leaderboards. Their Gamertags are as follow:

  • ‍Josef Newgarden – JNRACERTPX2
  • Conor Daly – Kart2221
  • James Hinchcliffe – Hinchcliffe5
  • Robert Wickens – Wickens6

Having the opportunity to compete with real-world IndyCar drivers is great in itself, but that’s not the only thing being offered from the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge. In fact, there’s a total of 16 rewards up for grabs – beating the Bounty Hunter prize record set by the ForzaRC Ladder Challenge in March by 10!

As usual, there’s two participation rewards in the form of the 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Forza Edition and the 1980 Subaru Brat GL Forza Edition. Additional prizes are made available for beating each of the IndyCar drivers across both events, whilst further rewards can be unlocked by setting a leaderboard time in the higher percentiles.

Rewards – ForzaRC IndyCar Brickyard Event

  • ‍Beat Josef Newgarden – 2014 Chevrolet Super Sport
  • Beat Conor Daly – Firefighter Tan Driver Gear
  • Beat James Hinchcliffe – 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Sprint Zagato
  • Beat Robert Wickens – Fleek Driver Gear
  • Top 10% Leaderboard Time – 2015 Nissan NISMO IDx
  • Top 25% Leaderboard Time – Mime Driver Gear
  • Top 50% Leaderboard Time – 1965 MINI Cooper S Forza Edition
  • Participation Reward – 1964 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport Forza Edition

Rewards – ForzaRC IndyCar Grand Prix Circuit Event

  • ‍Beat Josef Newgarden – Astronaut Classic Driver Gear
  • Beat Conor Daly – 2010 Audi TT RS Coupe
  • Beat James Hinchcliffe – Vintage Driver Cravat Driver Gear
  • Beat Robert Wickens – 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
  • Top 10% Leaderboard Time – 2013 Mazda MX-5
  • Top 25% Leaderboard Time – Autocrat Driver Gear
  • Top 50% Leaderboard Time – 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S Coupe Forza Edition
  • Participation Reward – 1980 Subaru Brat GL Forza Edition

Both ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge events can be located under the official Forza Racing Championship channel of Rivals in Forza Motorsport 7. Look out for their official names; ‘Brickyard: ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge’ and ‘Grand Prix Circuit: ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge’ to get started. Once you’ve found them, you’ll then be able to choose whichever IndyCar open-wheel racer you desire in Forza Motorsport 7. They’re all technically the same, besides the livery and team difference, so you can select the one that stands out to you the most.

The ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge will be live in Forza Motorsport 7 for the month of May leading up to this year’s Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27th. Be sure to check out both events for the best chance of earning the most rewards possible, and for some tips on how to improve your performance on the track, check out the leaderboard replays from some of the top drivers in Forza Motorsport 7. You can access these by navigating to the event leaderboard for both events, filtering the list by ‘Top Scores,’ and then downloading the replays of the best drivers.

Likewise, it’s also worth checking out the official replays of the IndyCar drivers by adding their Gamertags to your friends list on Xbox Live as noted above. Watching replays from professional Forza drivers can not only improve your overall skill and knowledge of the car and track combo, but it can also help with your braking, steering, and racing line – as well as figuring out the best assists to use for each Rivals event combination. Good luck to all participants, and we’ll see you at Indianapolis for the ForzaRC IndyCar Challenge!

Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.