Funding and Feature Unlocks


Current Funding Goal: Base Package

Check our Kickstarter campaign for up-to-the minute reports.

Big Ant Dirt Track Racing is a crowd funded and fan directed project. All sales and donations go directly to the game’s development and funds raised unlock more features for our game. You can track our progress through the funding tiers on this page. All prices in US Dollars.

Base Package, the “Short Block” $266,000

  • Shipping on PC Steam, PlayStation4 & Xbox One
  • Driver Academy – Create, yourself or your favorite driver, edit, rate and share your creation with the community
  • Race Control – Setup the events, series, teams and graphics that will feature in the career and casual modes of the game
  • Promotions – Export forum banners, avatars and wallpaper using your drivers and a current 410 sprint car
  • Venue Editor – Create the atmosphere of your local dirt track by using the stadium builder and prop library to set the scene for the race of your dreams
  • Track Editor – All aspects of the racing surface are configurable. Change cushion, berm, moisture and clay content, turns, banking, geometry, it’s all up to you
  • Vehicle Dynamics – Take to the track in a 410ci current model sprintcar for test laps. Create, share and choose physics so the car handles how you want it.
  • Livery Editor – Take a base coat of paint and add up to 256 layers of patterns and downloadable details to get your rig looking just right
  • Race Suit and Helmet Editor – Place decals, badges, patches and sponsors for the perfect team uniform. Share your creations online with other racers
  • Casual Fun – Customize your venue, track and vehicle dynamics in a single event. Race against a field of AI, up to four multiplayer opponents
  • Single Player Career Opportunity – Start your career with a brand new race team. Assume driver, manager or crew roles across championship series to take your team to the big leagues over multiple years. Manage your sponsors, chassis, parts and skill to maximize your earning potential
  • Dynamic Racing – Full time-of-day and weather transitions, simulated tire wear, dynamic track conditions from tacky to slick, wind and aerodynamics modelling bring out the true nature of the sport
  • Virtual Dirt – Support for sim racing peripherals, 900 degree steering wheel support and virtual reality hardware integration on PC including the Oculus Rift and Steam VR

Racing Essentials $392,500 

  • 30 Player Online Multiplayer – ‘Nuff said. Full console and PC support for a track full of real competitors via high quality dedicated servers
  • Spectator Sport – Spectate in online events, have control over camera angles and record replays. Rate and comment in real time on the performance of drivers and teams online
  • All Inclusive – Create, edit, share and download female drivers, crew and officials
  • Multi-monitor surround support for PC Steam releases

Connected Career $510,000

  • Play cooperatively and competitively with friends and rivals throughout your career in 5 different and dynamic roles:
  • Team Owners build the race team, set budgets for the season, negotiating contracts with sponsors, drivers and crew
  • Drivers are in the hotseat, every thought and action will make you responsible for earning or burning the time, effort and cash put in by your team
  • Car Chiefs are responsible for working with the driver during a race to dial in the perfect setup for dynamic track conditions
  • Crew Chiefs set the schedule for race teams, assign testing sessions, buy and sell all parts for the race team
  • Crew perform interactive mechanical maintenance throughout the race weekend. Tire siping, part maintenance and engine tuning all have nuanced interactions that will ensure or destroy the reliability of your race car

Late Models $570,000 

  • Licensed Dirt Late Model Chassis – Provided with multiple engine and chassis makes, real world manufacturers and customizable bodywork panels that support livery and setup editing
  • Divisions – Author and share late model rules to create custom modified racing divisions. Choose tire, wing and engine limitations or put it all on the table with Late Model Unlimited racing
  • Late Model Series and Events – Unlocked for career, online and casual play. Additional chassis create more varied options for casual, career and multiplayer modes

Midgets & Specials $650,000 

  • Special Features – Support for special events that fall outside of a race series, included as options in career and casual seasons. Choose from a specific race formats, music and special effects
  • Midget and Quarter Midget Sprint – Two separate Chassis for the price of one with differing pick up points and tire sizes
  • Divisions – Separate midgets into limited, super and unlimited by various engine and chassis specifications
  • Midget Series and Events – Unlocked for career, online and casual play. Applies to special events, make your own superbowl!
  • Additional Chassis – Utilize midget and special events to create a more dynamic career mode. Race teams are able to start from humble beginnings, climbing from the bottom all the way to big purse competition

Stock and Wingless $830,000

  • Street Stock – Pick from two similar manufacturers, chassis and engine choices for stock racing
  • Customizable Divisions – Set up the rules and parameters for Super Stocks and Sportsman type competitions
  • Wingless Chassis – Create options for racing the 410ci chassis without the aluminum courage
  • Limited 350ci Class – For Open Wheel Sprintcars supported in career and online modes

Running Commentary $887,000 

  • Live Commentary – An officially sanctioned race caller giving the full rundown before, during and after each race. Commentators react to all race events, provide historical data about official tracks and events and competition on the track
  • Online Race Calling – Supported on dedicated servers. Have a real expert just for your race series make the calls, live
  • Your Name Here – All backer reward tiers involving custom commentary names for drivers and race teams will be recorded in relaxed and excited tones for official calling

Companion App $1,150,000

  • Manage your race team anywhere with an official Android and iPhone/iPad app. Schedule your participation in multiplayer and connected career races at any time
  • Perform all actions in the Connected Career stretch goal from your phone in the lead-up to each race or during the race weekend
  • Change your setup in response to dynamic weather and track conditions reported in the app

Tractor Pull $1,200,000 

  • Full Pull – Race over the straightaways of any dirt oval against AI or multiplayer opponents
  • Beast Mode – Choose from stock or multi-engined tractor competition, matching the conditions of the sled and track
  • Test and Tune – Tweak and control fuel injection maps, ignition curves and drive setups before each pull to gain the advantage over your competitors
  • Light Show – Push too hard and watch the fireworks with massive explosions as head bolts let go, drivelines explode and conrods fly while the crowd goes wild

Dirt Track Mogul $1,500,000

  • Ultimate Immersion – Start by building your own dirt track, create a series, invite teams, compete and build your backyard dirt bowl into the next Knoxville!
  • Manage It All – Ticket prices, concessions and promotional budgets with a full simulation of crowd attendance, driver and team popularity across race events
  • Race Director – Spend your profits on bigger stadiums, officials, staff and equipment to create the most profitable dirt racing organisation you can
  • Party Time – Host and commentate multiplayer events with real team nominations at your own track for bonus income