Gran Turismo 2 (US) Simulation

I have a slimline ps2 (SCPH 70012) and i soft modded it (taped the lid sensors down)

i burned a GT2 image file with alcohol 120 12x speed, in playstation data mode

the cd is a TDK CD-R 52x 700 MB that i got from the family dollar

the cd- writer is a LITEON that i got at walmart for $30

the disc plays perfectly, except when i click go race

then it freezes up. i can do everything but enter the go race section.

any thoughts why? (do i need to burn @ 8x, use different blank cds… ??)

i would really LOVE to be able to actually RACE :stuck_out_tongue: