Racing Cups are tournaments in the Crash Racing Series that allow players to participate in a series of four races with an accumulating score for each race. At the end of the tournament, the racer with the highest score gets crowned the winner.
Racing Cups have appeared in every racing game except Crash Tag Team Racing.
In this game, cups allowed for up to four players to race together with a total of eight racers. If every cup was won at a certain difficulty, a Battle Arena became available to use. Winning on easy difficulty awarded the player with Parking Lot, medium unlocking The North Bowl, and hard unlocking Lab Basement.
Cups made a reappearance in Crash Nitro Kart, where they functioned in a similar manner to the cups in Crash Team Racing. The main difference, however, is that these cups lack a fourth race.
The structure of cups in Crash Nitro Kart 3D is identical to the structure in Crash Nitro Kart expect for the return of a fourth track and the lack of a fourth cup. The letters C R A S and H can also be collected on certain tracks. Collecting these letters allows for the player to unlock a certain character.
N. Tropy Cup
The easiest cup in the game, and the first available cup in the game.
This is the medium-class cup. The four tracks are Desert 2, Outer Space 2, N. Sanity Island 2, and Fairy 2. The C.R.A.S.H. letters are locared in Fairy 2, and they unlock Yaya Panda.
This cup is the most difficult and challenging of any of the other cups in Crash Nitro Kart 3D.
This game, the sequel of Crash Nitro Kart 3D, also features four Racing Cup Tournaments with three tracks each.