Two players each control a team to race against each other through an action stage to the goal. Simply, the winner of this minigame is the player whose team reaches the Goal Ring first.
The following stages that are played in Action Race are brief sections of their respective single player mode stages:
When the player selects "ALL", the game will go through all three of the stages mentioned in that order. The player who wins at least two out of three stages wins the entire minigame.