|Sly: Murray! What are you doing down there?|
Murray: Well, I'm minding my post when I notice this snow-cone stand, and I think to myself, "Hey Murray, you've got to keep you're energy up." So I hurry over here and then all of a sudden, monkeys are everywhere, bugging me to race them 3 times around this track for a key.
— Sly and Murray just before the race[src]
When you start, Murray will give you the main setup; he has to race 4 racers for a Treasure Key. When control switches to the van, you might have a bad start. There are a few Nitro Canisters for boost along the road, but save them for when an ice patch throws you away from a position to get back. I use it when I am aimed at the track and I finish sliding to get a head start away from the corner. Otherwise, you can use it if you are falling behind a position bit by bit to pull ahead.
|Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus jobs|