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.