Victory in a race does not depend solely on upgrades or horsepower. The following also have an impact on your result:

  • Launch (try to start from lower or higher RPMs).
  • Shift points.
  • The gear at which you engage the nitro.
  • Tuning setups (a good tune is your secret weapon in Live Races).

Many factors, including the tuning of your car, contribute to matchmaking. You can beat an S car with a C car with proper tuning and precise shifting. Keep in mind that some cars are better suited for shorter races, while others shine on a 1-mile track. The same goes for blueprints, and the importance of nitro also varies from distance to distance.