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This page is on shortcuts and how to raise your score at Los Angeles Laps, a course in Mario Kart Tour. If you would like to know how to obtain this level's Grand Stars and see which drivers work best on this map, please read on.

Los Angeles Laps: Course Map and Shortcuts

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How to Obtain All Grand Stars

Mario Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 1400
2 Stars 2200
3 Stars 2900
4 Stars 3600
5 Stars 7200
Monty Mole Cup (Los Angeles Tour)
1 Star 1700
2 Stars 3100
3 Stars 4200
4 Stars 5300
5 Stars 8300

Raising Your Score at Los Angeles Laps

Position Points and Gimmicks are the Most Important

In order to obtain the most points possible, you should aim for a high position and use items to knock your opponents out of the lead.

Tips for Raising Your Score

Rocket Start

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Always start with a Rocket Start. You can get the highest bonus score possible if done correctly. It will also help you take an early lead in the race.


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Perform Mini-Turbo boosts to gain extra points. It will also slighty increase your speed, helping you catch up or extend your lead in the race.

Pass through the Middle Ramp

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Driving through the middle ramp, located at the middle part of the course, will get you more points. It will also give you more speed boost, making it easier for you to take the lead in a race.


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There are multiple mini-shortcuts all over the course. Only access them if you are behind the race, to get more points in taking the usual route!

Skateboard Ring

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After the part where you pass through the middle ramp, you will see a small skateboard ring. Drive through that area to perform Jump Boosts, which will give you slight speed boost and points!

Side Steppers

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Look out for the Side Steppers! Avoid bumping into them, or you'll slow down. If you have a spare item, you can use that to take them out and increase your points!

Recommended Combinations (Customizations)

The best combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you the highest combo bonus and the highest possible score in this course.

Best Combinations
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel StarchuteStarchute
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Cact-XCact-X StarchuteStarchute
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Pink WingPink Wing StarchuteStarchute
Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time) Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Manta GliderManta Glider
Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear) Sushi RacerSushi Racer Cheep Cheep MaskCheep Cheep Mask
Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine) Surf SailerSurf Sailer Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider

The good combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders are in the table below. They can give you a high score in this course.

Good Combinations
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear) Banana MasterBanana Master Gold GliderGold Glider
Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear) Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween) OffroaderOffroader Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Great SailGreat Sail
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Green CircuitGreen Circuit Festival WingsFestival Wings
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES) DK MaximumDK Maximum Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip
Daisy (Yukata)Daisy (Yukata) 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star
WarioWario Bolt BuggyBolt Buggy Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider

Note: You can shuffle these drivers, karts, or gliders if you do not have the others yet. For example, you can select Rosalina (Halloween), 8-Bit Pipe Frame, and Starchute as your driver, kart, and glider combination.

Recommended Drivers, Karts, and Gliders for Los Angeles Laps

Favored Drivers

3 Item Slots
Pauline (Party Time)Pauline (Party Time) Toad (Party Time)Toad (Party Time)
Mario (Swimwear)Mario (Swimwear) Mario (Sunshine)Mario (Sunshine)
2 Item Slots
WarioWario Rosalina (Halloween)Rosalina (Halloween)
Peach (Wedding)Peach (Wedding) Rosalina (Swimwear)Rosalina (Swimwear)
King Bob-ombKing Bob-omb Daisy (Yukata)Daisy (Yukata)
Mario (SNES)Mario (SNES)

Favored Karts

Bonus Points x2
Pink WingPink Wing Cheep SnorkelCheep Snorkel
Cact-XCact-X Surf SailerSurf Sailer
Star-Spangled FlyerStar-Spangled Flyer Sushi RacerSushi Racer
Bonus Points x1.5
Blue BadwagonBlue Badwagon Bolt BuggyBolt Buggy
OffroaderOffroader Banana MasterBanana Master
Gold Cheep SnorkelGold Cheep Snorkel 8-Bit Pipe Frame8-Bit Pipe Frame
DK MaximumDK Maximum Green CircuitGreen Circuit

Favored Gliders

Combo Bonus x3
StarchuteStarchute Manta GliderManta Glider
Cheep Cheep MaskCheep Cheep Mask Star-Spangled GliderStar-Spangled Glider
Combo Bonus x2
Gold GliderGold Glider Cloud GliderCloud Glider
Pink Flower GliderPink Flower Glider Luma ParafoilLuma Parafoil
Banana WingtipBanana Wingtip Great SailGreat Sail
Festival WingsFestival Wings 8-Bit Star8-Bit Star

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