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Radiator Cap Circuit is an event in Cars: The Video Game. It is the second road race in the game, and it is unlocked after completing Radiator Springs Grand Prix.


At the starting line, the contestants face the courthouse. Once the race starts, they drive up main street and take a left at Stanley's statue. They then take a long right turn and drive up the radiator cap. After driving back down the other side, the drivers continue straight alongside the gate to Sarge's Compound. They turn right onto the road between the Glenrio Motel and Budville Trading Company, and make another right back onto Main Street.

In story mode, the player controls Lightning McQueen. Opponents include Fletcher, El Guapo, Gerald, and Papo.


  • On the straightaway before driving up the radiator cap, the player can keep to the right to drive along a dirt path, saving a small amount of time.


Area Statistic
Racers 5
Trophies 5 (1st place)
3 (2nd place)
2 (3rd place)
Events unlocked Sally's Sunshine Circuit and Tractor Tipping



  • Mater will always appear as the fastest opponent in this race in Arcade mode, unless the player is racing as him, in which case he will not appear as a computer opponent.
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