Go online and play 50 Races. If you don’t come first, it won't count as a win.
If you pick up a shield, USE IT straight away. This not only gives you more room for other pick-ups, but also protects you from being hit or driving into some horrible nasty bad killing thing.
Scared of the guy behind you? Wonder if somehow he’ll get in front? Let him! If you have a rocket, allow him to get in front and fire away. He should be about 3/4 seconds behind now. Online matches are actually pretty scarce, so ask in the forums or add me, (Aphix) If I have the game, I will help you on it.