The modes that appear in the game are as follows: Race: Players must compete to see who can get to the finish line the fastest. Battle Race: Racing, but with weapons. Takedown: Players must use weapons and power-ups to take out as many other cars as possible. When the timer runs out, the player with the most points wins. Stunt Showcase: The objective here is to put on a show by performing jumps and tricks to score points and impress the crowds. Best Lap Challenge: Players must try to get the best lap time around a given course. Playground: A sandbox mode that allows players to go racing, perform stunts, complete challenges, or just cruise around.
When you start the game, you start with 0 skill checks. Skill checks can be completed by completing the requirements on each one. If you complete a certain number of Skill Checks, you are able to unlock new events, characters, and tracks.