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Ghosting Mater is a minigame in Cars: Mater-National Championship, as well as the Xbox 360 and Wii versions of Cars: The Video Game.


Ghosting Mater centers around Mater making his way home while thinking the Ghostlight is in pursuit of him, which, in reality, is a lantern that Sheriff placed onto him, similar to what happens in Mater and the Ghostlight.

In order for Mater to return home, he must maintain speed by driving through the various scare points that are on the path. The controls in this game are inverted, so attempting to turn right will make Mater go left, while attempting to turn left will result in Mater turning right. Though not all scare points are necessary, the player should attempt to drive through as many as possible. However, if Mater comes to a complete stop before reaching his home, the game will be lost, and the level must be restarted.

Mater is the only character that can be played as in this event. There are seven levels in Cars: Mater-National Championship, while only the second level is available in Cars: The Video Game.

In-game description

  • Steer Mater LEFT to make him go RIGHT. Steer him RIGHT to go LEFT.
  • Get the scare points to keep Mater moving, but you don't have to get them all.
  • If Mater stops, you lose.
  • Guide Mater all the way back to his junkyard to win!


Level Starting point Bolt Banners acquired
Ghosting Mater #1
At the end of Main Street 1
Ghosting Mater #2
Near the entrance to Tailfin Pass 1
Ghosting Mater #3
In the center of the Cozy Cone Motel 2
Ghosting Mater #4
Behind the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre 2
Ghosting Mater #5
On the road leading down from the Radiator Cap 3
Ghosting Mater #6
On the road that leads up to the Radiator Cap 3
Ghosting Mater #7
In front of the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theatre 6



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Radiator Springs Grand PrixRadiator Cap CircuitLizzie's Postcard HuntSally's Sunshine CircuitTractor TippingDoc's Lesson: PowerslideDoc's ChallengePalm Mile SpeedwayBoostin' with FillmoreLuigi to the RescueNorth Desert DashSarge's Boot CampSarge's Off-Road ChallengeMotor Speedway of the SouthMater's Backwards LessonSheriff's ChaseSheriff's Hot PursuitRustbucket Race-O-RamaOrnament Valley CircuitSun Valley International RacewaySally's Wheel Well SprintDoc's Check-UpTailfin Pass CircuitMonster Truck MayhemDelinquent Road HazardsHigh Speed HeistLightning Strikes BackChick's ChallengeSmasherville International SpeedwayRadiator Springs GPTailfin Pass GPOrnament Valley GPLos Angeles International SpeedwayPit Stop ChallengeMater's Countdown Clean-UpMater's Speedy CircuitGhosting Mater
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Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!