Canyon Run is the ninth Road Race in Cars Mater-National.


(Lightning was in Tailfin Pass when he drove by Koji)
Lightning McQueen: "Hey, you're that drift car I saw earlier, right?"
Koji: (in Japanese): "I can't speak English."
Lightning McQueen: "Man, it looked like you were taking those turns sideways. Pretty cool. Hey, have you ever heard this one? Turn right to go left."
Koji (in Japanese): "I know you. You are Lightning McQueen, aren't you?"
Lightning McQueen: "Right, you said Lightning. That's me. And this, this is Mater." (Mater comes)
Koji: "Konichiwa." (Hello.)
Mater: "Konichiwa!"
Lightning McQueen: "Mater, you speak Japanese?"
Mater: "Well, sure. Doesn't everybody?"
Koji (in Japanese): "I'm a big fan of your friend. All my friends also know him. If... I race with him, it will extremely extie them. I bet the race will be legend! Does he receive my challenge?"
Mater: "Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm... Hey!"
Koji: (drives away)
Lightning McQueen: "Wait a minute. What did he say?"
Mater: "I'm purty sure he just asked if you want to race him blindfolded, driving backwards, with 4 flat tires."
Lightning McQueen: "Really? That's weird."
Mater: "Yeah, well, you better hurry up after him, before he gets himself into some trouble."
Lightning McQueen: (drives after Koji)

The RaceEdit

This is a 2 lap race raced as Lightning McQueen in Tailfin Pass. Your opponents are Koji, Philip, Yuri, and Gerald. If you win, you get 18 banners.


(Mater and Lightning were next to each other in Tailfin Pass on the bridge that part of the race was on)
Lightning: "Wow. You run through your tires pretty quick doing that. You know, you should go see Luigi down at..."
(They hear some tires screeching. It was Mater, who was drifting.)
Mater: "Woo-hoo! Wa-hoo!" (he trips over the end of the bridge and flips over)
Koji: "What?"
(Mater lands hard on his wheels on the other side of the bridge, and Lightning and Koji went to see if he was alright.)
Mater: "Ta-da!... Ow!"
Lightning McQueen: "Mater, that was incredible! Are you okay?"
Mater: "Oh, yeah. That was fuh-un!" (whispers to Lightning): "Call the tow truck."
—End-Scene Part 1
Mater and Lightning McQueen were in front of the construction of the new stadium.)
Mater: "Welcome back, folks! Mater here, and as you can see around me, the new stadium is just about done! I'm saving up for my season tickets now! Heh, heh, I might even get me some of them back seats."
Lightning McQueen: "Mater, you're on my crew. You get to come here for free."
Mater: "I do? Thanks, buddy! (Ahem) So the Mater-National continues, and we is seeing some very interesting match-ups!"
Lightning McQueen: "Well, Koji comes to us from the world of drift racing. Although that seems pretty different from my type of racing, it's actually not."
Mater: "Is that a fact? Now, if I get to come here for free, do I get stuff from the snack bar for free too?"
Lightning McQueen: "Uh, sure, Mater. Anyway, as I was saying, drift racing is all about style. You got to have the technical chops, but if you can't make it look good, then you're missing out on half the equation. Right?"
Mater: "So, let me get this straight. Even if there ain't a race going on, I can still come down to the snack bar?"
Lightning McQueen: "Sure. As much as you can haul out of here."
Mater: "Well, alright! (Ahem) Thank you, Lightning McQueen, for coming by, and bringing us up to speed on the races." (to someone off-screen) "Hey, everybody! I get free snacks from the snack bar!"
Lightning McQueen: "I'm glad I could help."
—End-Scene Part 2