i was enjoying it,but pretty much said to myself that i aint even gonna attempt the races...i never do like races in these kind of games,everything else though i love....i usually just zip along and open my parachute and keep climbing with my grap hook,cool way to travel
For what it's worth, the races in Just Cause 2
are extremely forgiving, to the point where you're able to hop out of the vehicle to blow up sabotage targets you find on the route. Even the 3-star difficulty ones can often be finished with a minute or more left on the clock. The key is that you can use any air, land, or sea vehicle for their respective races, so if you have trouble navigating an airplane through a tricky series of gates, try it with a suped-up Black Market helicopter!
If you just don't find them entertaining, though, feel free to skip them. There are hundreds more upgrade parts scattered throughout Panau than you'll need to max out every weapon and vehicle in the game, so there's no penalty for focusing on the parts of the game you like.