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The Upper Mine
Event Information

Road Race


Near the long bridge


Finish Wheel Well Circuit


1st place - 12 Bolt Banners
2nd place - 8 Bolt Banners
3rd place - 5 Bolt Banners


Canyon Run (if Team Relay #3 has been completed)

The Upper Mine is the eighth Road Race in Cars: Mater-National Championship.

Course layout

Upon starting the race, players take a 180-degree left turn, and then drive through a mine shaft, with rolling mine carts serving as obstacles, and will slow the racer down if contact is made with one. Once the racers exit, they will drive along a very bump straightaway, and then take another 180-degree left turn, which leads to a curvy path. The road leads into an abandoned town, with many different paths that the racers may take, and then uphill, into another mine shaft. Once out, the competitors drive around many turns along the mountain, and back to the finish line.

In story mode, the player's vehicle is Lightning, and the opposing racers include Tia, Vince, Barry, and Snot Rod.


Stat Amount
Racers 5
Bolt Banners 12 (1st place), 8 (2nd place), 5 (3rd place)
Unlocks Canyon Run (if Team Relay #3 has been completed)


After taking the second 180-degree left turn, if the player clings to the left wall, they can drive along a very narrow dirt path, which leads into a bridge with multiple holes in it. Falling into one will land the player down into a longcut.

Additionally, right after driving through the abandoned town, the player can drive into an alternate path by turning left at a certain point on the uphill road. This leads into a small tunnel, with a stack of wood blocking the path, although it can easily be broken by simply driving through it.


Cars: Mater-National Championship
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Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!

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