I picked up this Famicom Disk System gem, and it seems like it's a pretty fun game. Only problem is, I can't get better 8th place in a race to save my life. Clearly there's some trick to it that I just don't get.

I tried looking on Gamefaqs but there's no FAQs for this game. Can anybody with experience with this game steer me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!