I had the german version of this, "Richard Pettys Rennzirkus". The cover is completely different, from a cockpit perspective. The Box had a yellow frame. I remember liking and beating the game as a kid.
Orpheuswaking - 22/07/2010
Strangely enough I have a copy of this with a completely different cover.
I don't actually remember playing this game but I have found it in my collection of 8-bit atari games.
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RICHARD PETTY'S TALLADEGA
Switch off computer and remove any cartridges. Put tape in deck Then hold down the START and OPTION keys and switch on the computer. When it 'beeps' release START and press PLAY and RETURN Release OPTION when screen turns blue.
First choose your track. Tri-Oval is the easiest. Random creates a random track, and Random Repeat repeats the last random track.
To qualify for the main event you must complete a lap within a given time. The quicker you are, the better your grid position later. Press Fire button to start. If you succeed you get extra points and are told your time and grid position. If you fail, you'll have to try again!
Use Joystick in Port 1
FIRE BUTTON = Accelerate
JOYSTICK DOWN = Brake
JOYSTICK LEFT/RIGHT = Steer Left/Right
FIRE BUTTON & JOYSTICK UP = Turbo Boost
Go as fast as you can to get to the front and stay there without crashing, running out of fuel, or bursting a tyre. Watch out for Richard Petty in the blue flashing car! There are various things that can help you win...
TURBO BOOST - Makes you go faster, but uses more fuel and makes car uncontrollable on bends. You must be going at top speed before you can engage Turbo Boost. The other cars can use Turbo Boost as well)
CUTTING THE TURNS - Take a certain line through the bends at full speed (250 mph) with the Joystick hard over, and you'll find you can retain full speed. The car will do a beautifully controlled four-wheel drift.
SLIPSTREAMING - Tucking yourself In behind the car in front saves fuel. This Is indicated by the noise of rushing air and the car fuming a lighter shade of blue.
LEANING ON CARS - You can bump lightly Into other cars to get them out of the way, and lean on them going through the bends.
There are other things that can slow you down or put you out of the race completely...
ENGINE TROUBLE - Recognised by the car's inability to hold its speed when Fire button Is disengaged. If left unattended, this can cause breakdown or accident. Remedy - make a Pit Stop!
TYRES & FUEL - Keep an eye on the Tyre Wear and Fuel gauges, which flash when approaching critical condition. Make a Pit Stop to change tyres or refuel!
IN THE PITS
The Pit Is an area resembling a lay-by on the left just before the Start/Finish line. Slow down, pull into Pit and stop. Choose job to be done by moving Cursor with Joystick and pressing Fire. Letter D will appear when lob done. You can do more than one fob, or save time by leaving before job is done Remember, while In the pits the race Is going on and you may be losing position
At the top left you have. Lap Time giving time of previous Lap. Number of current lap. and your current Place in the race
In the corner underneath the actual Lap Time Is the Flag Indicator - Green Is for O K., Yellow means that there has been an accident, so you should be. careful, White means last lap, and Chequered means the finish. In he middle are Tyre, Fuel and Speed meters At the top right you get the position, car number and name of the driver Immediately In front of you, arid your points score underneath