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The Drome Racing Challenge is a different kind of multiplayer game, designed for LEGO.com. As a driver in the Drome, you collect and mod...

Lego Drome Racing Challenge

Drome Racing Challenge logo from the lego website
The Drome Racing Challenge is a different kind of multiplayer game, designed for LEGO.com. As a driver in the Drome, you collect and modify a set of custom racing cars, strategically preparing them to race. When you're ready to hit the tracks, your car faces off against another player's vehicle in an action-packed, anime-style cartoon that is different every time you play.
Get in on the high-speed excitement for free exclusively at lego.com. 

Side-by-side screenshot of the game with caption "Charger activate!"
Opening screen for a match between RED team and Nitro team

Source: Wayback Machine - Gamelab's Website


Login Page

Are you ready for the drive of your life? When you become a Drome Racer, you'll get to join a racing team, customize your cars, and race them against other players. If high speed and extreme danger are too much for you, play it safe and steer clear. Otherwise, see you in the Drome.
Source: Wayback Machine - DRC Login Page

And what's this Drome Racing thing all about?

The Drome Racing Challenge is a different kind of
multiplayer game, designed for LEGO.com. As a
driver in the Drome, you collect and modify a set
of custom racing cars, strategically preparing
them to race. When you're ready to hit the tracks,
your car faces off against another player's
vehicle in an action-packed, anime-style cartoon
that is different every time you play.

Are you ready for the high-speed excitement of the
Drome Racing Challenge? Head to
http://www.lego.com/racers/challenge to take part in
the action!
Source: Wayback Machine - 2002 Gamelab Press Release

The Lego Drome Racing Challenge was developed by independent game studio Gamelab for Lego.com and released in March of 2002. It was a Macromedia Flash-based game which was common for the era. Not to be confused with Lego Drome Racers which was a console game from the same era but wildly different than the web version. Gamelab also developed Lego games such as Junkbot, Worldbuilder, Spybotics, and others which were on the website at the time. Gamelab went defunct in 2009 and its assets were acquired by Arkadium which specializes in interactive website content.

Source: Wikipedia - Gamelab

For five years the Drome Racing Challenge has run its course - and we know how many people enjoyed playing it! Lately, however, there has been an alarming amount of hacking incidents which spoils the fun for all who play fair.So, the time has come to retire the Drome Racing Challenge and focus on creating a new gaming experience for you Racing fans. Thank you for playing over the years!
Source: Wayback Machine - Lego.com Game Closure

For additional information, including a lot of un-sourced commentary about scores and rivalries of the time, check the Brickwiki's page on Drome Racing Challenge. I did find some good information there which previously wasn't able to be found anywhere else. I added some images that I found through the Wayback Machine that previously had not been seen since the website was up so hopefully this is a good starting point for information about the game

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