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Cars: Mater-National Championship is a title for video game consoles and handhelds released on October 30, 2007 by THQ. It is the sequel to the Cars video game based on the Cars film from Pixar. There is also a sequel called Cars: Race-O-Rama.


The game focuses on the first-ever Mater-National race held in Radiator Springs by Lightning McQueen and features an improved world as well as new characters. Mike and Sulley from Monster Trucks, Inc are in the video game and Sulley can race with all the monster trucks, Count Spatula, The Crippler, Ginormous, Monster McQueen, and Monster Mater. Mike is featured in a minigame which involves picking up "laugh canisters". Some other characters featured are Emma, a small white and pink rally car from England, Philip, a red and white, over-excited British 1937 Cord Model 812 who has trouble remembering which side of the road to drive on in America, Gudmund, a cocky 1980 Audi Quattro rally car from Sweden who has loads of headlights and loves driving through caves at night, Otto, a German tuner car who doesn't understand the concept of speed limits, Koji, a red, grey and white Japanese drift car who loves drifting, Giovanni, a tough-looking but very nice red Ferrari Enzo from Italy, and Yuri (possibly named after Yuri Gagarin), a dark green Russian 1962 Toyota Crown. Ornament Valley, Radiator Springs, and Tailfin Pass have all been updated. In Radiator Springs, new rock formations have been cut, and Fillmore has opened a nature park. In Ornament Valley, there is a construction zone, an airport, and several new rock formations to explore. In Tailfin Pass, roads have been completely revamped, and there is a new mine and an abandoned western town to drive through.


Radiator Springs and surrounding environments have had a huge makeover. In Radiator Springs, Fillmore has opened a Nature Park, and Lightning McQueen has opened up a racing headquarters. In Ornament Valley, there is a huge airport and an RV park. In Tailfin Pass, locations have simply been revamped, some new tunnels have been cut, and some new roads have been paved. There is also a brand new mine to explore and a western town centre in the middle of the woods. There is now a Luigi's Casa Della Tires and Ramone's House of Body Art in every section of Carburettor County. Unfortunately, many of the areas in the original game cannot be accessed, meaning that areas like the canyons, mine, back-roads of Radiator Springs and Willie's Butte are barricaded off. Also, the improved areas like Fillmore's Nature Reserve, the totally revamped Tailfin Pass, the underground construction zone in Ornament Valley and Ornament Valley Maze can't be driven through, they are only driven in during races. Another difference is that Lightning (standard) has a difficult time keeping traction on off-road dirt, the like of which greatly reduces his speed while simultaneous making a screeching noise from the tires.


Playable in Story Mode[]

  • Lightning McQueen
  • Monster McQueen

Playable in Arcade Mode[]

  • Mater
  • Doc Hudson
  • Ramone
  • Flo
  • Sarge
  • Fillmore
  • Luigi
  • Gudmund
  • Otto von Fasenbottom
  • Koji
  • Giovanni
  • Emma
  • Monster Mater
  • Sulley
  • Mike

Playable Characters In Certain Levels[]

  • Mater (Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 1 and 4, Rustbucket Races, Tractor Tipping, Ghosting Mater)
  • Doc Hudson (Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 1,3 and 4)
  • Ramone (Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 2)
  • Flo (Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 2)
  • Fillmore (Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 3)
  • Monster Mater (Monster Truck Waypoint)
  • Mike (Mike and Sulley's Last Laugh)

Other Characters appearing[]

  • Guido
  • Sheriff
  • Lizzie
  • Fred
  • Mia & Tia
  • Snot Rod
  • Fletcher & Gerald
  • Vince, Barry, Sonny, & Lenny
  • Tommy Joe, Buford, Cletus, Judd, Lewis and Zeke
  • Count Spatula, The Crippler and Ginormous
  • Phillip
  • Yuri
  • Red (cameo appearance in North Desert Dash and Tractor Tipping Level 2)
  • Visitors to Radiator Springs

Races & their competitors[]

Road Races[]

  • Radiator Springs Circuit - Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Fred, Barry, Philip
  • Fillmore's Nature Preserve - Lightning McQueen, Sarge, Flo, Vince, Lenny
  • North Willy's Butte - Lightning McQueen, Otto Von Fassenbottom, Sheriff, Snot Rod, Gerald
  • Ornament Valley Airport - Lightning McQueen, Sarge, Fillmore, Gerald, Vince
  • Inside the Turkey - Lightning McQueen, Luigi, Sonny, Philip, Yuri
  • Rustbucket Grand Prix - Lightning McQueen, Gudmund, Doc Hudson, Ramone, Snot Rod
  • Wheel Well Circuit - Lightning McQueen, Mia, Ramone, Fletcher, Lenny
  • The Upper Mine - Lightning McQueen, Tia, Snot Rod, Vince, Barry
  • Canyon Run - Lightning McQueen, Koji, Gerald, Philip, Yuri

Stadium Races[]

  • 1 - Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Otto von Fasenbottom, Luigi, & Barry
  • 2 - Lightning McQueen, Otto von Fasenbottom, Gudmund, Sonny, Lenny
  • 3 - Lightning McQueen, Otto von Fasenbottom, Gudmund, Giovanni, & Snot Rod
  • 4 - Lightning McQueen, Otto von Fasenbottom, Gudmund, Giovanni, & Emma

Rust bucket Races[]

  • 1 - Mater, Tommy Joe, Buford, Cletus, Zeke & Fred
  • 2 - Mater, Tommy Joe, Buford, Cletus, Zeke & Fred
  • 3 - Mater, Tommy Joe, Buford, Judd, Lewis & Fred
  • 4 - Mater, Emma, Cletus, Judd, Lewis & Fred

Monster Truck Races[]

  • 1 - Mater, Lightning McQueen, Count Spatula, & Ginormous
  • 2 - Mater, Sulley, Count Spatula, & The Crippler
  • 3 - Mater, Sulley, The Crippler & Ginormous

Luigi & Guido's Team Relay[]

  • 1 - Lightning, Doc, & Mater, Giovanni, Luigi, & Yuri, & Barry, Mia, & Tia
  • 2 - Lightning, Flo, & Ramone, Gudmund, Lenny, & Sonny, & Fillmore, Sarge, & Sheriff
  • 3 - Lightning, Doc, & Fillmore, Otto, Vince, & Barry, & Fletcher, Gerald, & Yuri
  • 4 - Lightning, Doc, & Mater, Giovanni, Otto, & Gudmund, & Snot Rod, Lenny, & Sonny


  • Big & Strong Again
  • I Wanna Be A Monster Too
  • Ramone's Rhythmic Rumble (7 Levels)
  • Tractor Tipping (6 Levels)
  • Doc and the Law's Race 'n Chase (9 Levels)
  • Fillmore's Fuel Frenzy (9 Levels)
  • Ghosting Mater (7 Levels)
  • Mike & Sulley's Last Laugh (6 Levels)