Bid! Race! Win!

Tires screech. Gears shift. Drivers push their million-dollar cars to the limit. The difference between victory and defeat could be a single card.

Downforce is our restoration of Wolfgang Kramer’s classic. For nearly 40 years, this card-driven racing game has been the delight of gamers and families. Known by many names –
Top Race, Daytona 500, Cleveland Grand Prix – we bring it to you now as Downforce.

Ask for it at your favorite game store

…it’s just a fantastically fun game that a wide audience can enjoy.”

— Dave Banks,



1 Double-Sided Game Board

6 Race Car Pawns

1 Pad of betting sheets

48 Speed Cards

6 Power Cards

6 Driver Plaques

Download more betting sheets

Fast-paced and easy to learn, Downforce offers the thrill of racing reduced to its essence. Players get their cards, bid for their cars, and the race is off. Betting during the race gives players a chance to back their favorites, even cars owned by other players. Can you get to the turn before them? Can you back the right car to collect on your bet? Every turn and every card makes a difference.


6 different player powers give each player a unique advantage.

Use your Speed Cards wisely and time your maneuver to gain the advantage.