The Elite Race is a game mode similar to race that is only available in the career. Elite Races are unlocked by earning a set amount of credits. When they reach the required amount they are granted access to the Elite Race. Each episode has one Elite Race event.
The AI drivers in the Elite Races are far more challenging than those of other game modes.
Once the player finishes the Elite Race in third place or higher, they will then be able to choose the next episode to participate in.