Tips & Tricks
Here are some tips below:
If possible, use the favored racer for each track. Using a favored racer actually does not increase your score, but each item box you get offers three items, as opposed to one or two. Not only do you get points for item usage, but having more items makes it easier to obtain and stay in first place, which will give you the biggest point score at the end of the race.
Also, use the favored karts and gliders… with a couple of exceptions. Using the favored karts and gliders, unlike the racer, actually does increase your score in the form of multipliers. The only exception to this is when there’s a stage that ends with the letter T. These T stages are variations of the normal stages that have a ton of ramps and gliding sections added in. In these stages, it may be better to forego the favored kart for a kart that has an ability that earns you more points for Super Jumps or gliding hang time.
You can retry the races if you need to. If you don’t get a high enough score, you have until the end of the ranked period to try and improve it. It may be worthwhile to level up your racers and kart parts and come back later so you gain extra points while racing.