Alright, I spent a few hours playing these 2 games on facebook. I gotta say the idea isnt really new but its a really fun take on the genre. BUT, it could be SO much better. If a real developer could take this game type and make it playable on XBL it could be pretty addictive. There is ALOT that could be improved upon especially using the power of XBL.
A good developer would make the game a small price to purchase on XBL. Then of course gamers could use points to purchase in game content or have the ability to earn it. But NOT limit anything to xbox live points only. Thats my biggest complaint about Racetown/Cartown. ALOT of stuff is limited to having to buy it with real dollars vs earning it. I see alot of games like that now.
Anywho, full garage and car customizations. Clan/group garages. Avatar customizations. Using the power of the xbox for better racing sims (not over complicated though so less experienced games can still enjoy the game). Ect Ect.
Even go deep into the customization with mini games like lug nuts removal on the wheels for bonuses, ect. Fun fun stuff.
COuld be a gold mine for a dev and a time waster for gamers.
I would love to be on the idea team - just sayin'