The game consists of 10 activities and 10 championship races when players beat the activity's 5 levels. When players complete all activities, they compete in a championship race against another character. In those races the transmission is manual, not automatic. And there is no free drive like in Cars: The Video Game, it just drops McQueen onto a random area and he just drives there to the activity players choose. Each activity has instructions on how to do this and memorization is required to play a game like this.