The game features Champ Car (now called IndyCar) action. There are many modes of play including single race, season mode, and the option to disable the sound and/or music. One or two players can join in on the action.
Each track features its own hints in a section called "Michael's Advice". The game is roughly based on the 1994 CART World Series season and the viewpoint is from a third-person perspective. It is possible for the expert player to achieve a speed of 251 miles per hour or 404 kilometres per hour at the level that is supposed to represent the 1994 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Lap times in this game are noticeably slower than in real life. For example, an experienced player can do a lap at the Indianapolis race in almost 43 seconds. Meanwhile, the lap record for the Indianapolis 500 was set at 38 seconds by former American IndyCar driver Eddie Cheever during the 1996 Indianapolis 500.