All cars suddenly super slow/Not Lag

While starting up a Super 7 event all cars became suddenly super slow. Like cannot exceed 30mph. Thought perhaps the settings switched to manual from automatic. Tried switching back and forth between automatic and manual shifting to see if that was the cause. No luck. It does seem as if it’s stuck in manual mode when automatic is selected for shifting. However, when trying to use the B button to upshift, no shifting occurs. Rebooted PC and restarted game several times. No luck.

Note this is the PC version.

It was a controller issue. One of the switches was set wrong on the controller.