Gold trophy (1st place)
- (Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson's Students, and the rival students are in a race.)
Troy Brakeman: "Hey there, race fans! Troy Brakeman here, welcoming you to Radiator Springs Speedway, where Lightning McQueen and the Doc Hudson Racing Academy team are taking on all the challengers in this qualifying round for the Race-O-Rama series trophy!"
Lightning McQueen: (in his head) "Time to show them what a precision instrument of speed and aerodynamics can do!"
(Then all of the racers crossed a checkered flag sign with the Cars Race-O-Rama logo on it, and the camera went up to show the logo.)
The race is 2 laps around Radiator Springs Speedway. Racing as Lightning McQueen, the opponents on the PlayStation 2 are Chick Hicks' Students 1 and 2 and Doc Hudson Student 1. On other consoles, the opponents are 3 members of the Doc Hudson Racing Academy and all 4 members of the Chick Hicks Racing Academy. There are 3 stars to collect, which unlocks kit-parts. Coming in first earns the player a gold trophy, second for silver, and third for bronze. Earning a trophy unlocks Radiator Springs Speedway as a place to explore and Mack Track Challenge.
- (Lightning was in a good lead, but behind him, the rival academy bumped 2 members of the Doc Hudson Racing Academy off the track.)
Lightning McQueen: "You know, that's not how we do things around here! Who taught you to race like that?!"
(Then the academy showed Chick Hicks, making it turn out that the rival academy was the Chick Hicks Racing Academy.)
Chick Hicks: "Ka-chicka! Ka-chicka!"
Lightning McQueen: "Chick Hicks!"
Chick Hicks: "That's right, me and some of my friends are here to win the Race-O-Rama series, and shut down your "pathetic" Doc Hudson Racing Academy. Then, every car in the world will want to come to my school: the Chick Hicks Racing Academy, where they will learn from this: ME! Ah, ha ha! Oh, and uh, Lightning. When we're through, your gap tooth buddy Mater will have to tow you out of town in shame, because Radiator Springs will be mine! ALL MINE!"
Lightning McQueen: "You call what they were doing out there racing? Well, we call it cheating, and cheating never got anybody anywhere."
Chick Hicks: "Aw, come on. Everyone knows that nice cars finish last."
Lightning McQueen: "In your dreams, Thunder!"
Chick Hicks: "What are you talking about 'Thunder'?"
Lightning McQueen: "Well, you know, because thunder always comes after Lightning! Yeah!"
Chick Hicks:"Why do I always fall for that?"
In this race, as Lightning McQueen, the player competes against seven VINs, or three on the PlayStation 2. Sometimes, Lightning would complain about how annoying he thinks they are.
- Sprint 1 is the only two-lap race in Radiator Springs Speedway.