Right after the ‘2’ appears in the start-of-race countdown, hold ‘A’ to get an acceleration boost.
When speeding over a jump or bump, press the ‘R’ button at the top. Time it right and your racer will perform a stunt. Plus, you will get a mid-air speed boost.
Drifting is an easy peasy mid-race speed boost. Hold ‘R’ before a corner to start drifting. Try to hold it until the sparks turn pink to use the new ultra mini turbo boost!
If you are in first place, hold down the ‘L’ trigger to trail a shell behind you. it will protect you against attacks from behind!
DODGING BLUE SHELLS
Want to avoid getting wiped out by spiky blue shells when you are winning the race? Wait until before the shell drops, then use Mushroom Boost, Super Horn, Golden Shroom, Bullet Bill, Super Star, Crazy 8 or Boo to stop a blue shell, if timed perfectly!
Use this trick to snag coins in autopilot! Select multiplayer, then Vs Race. Pick Luigi and a Standard Quad Kart for both racers. Hit + or - to bring up the stats menu, and enable smart steering and automatic acceleration for both racers. Copy these race settings from top to bottom: 200cc Grand Prix, No Teams, No Items, No CPU, All Vehicles, Choose, 48 Races. Play on Moo Moo Meadows. You will score about 10 coins per race, and you just have to hit ‘A’ between races to auto race. Good luck on the track!