The IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition features different gameplay modes. For instant action play the arcade mode, which has a single player and two-player split-screen mode or for more in-depth game play the season mode to earn money in 12-event season to unlock new cars and upgrade them.
The game has a new easier interface for customization of cars. Upgrade your cars in Parts shop and Garage, and use the new practice track to see if your tuning has made a difference.
The IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition includes 60 fully customizable cars based on real world cars from Top Sportsman and Top Dragster car classes and 22 race tracks, from which 11 are officially licensed IHRA tracks.