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The track was set; the crowds were cheering; the racers had suited up in their protective gear and now waited on baited breath in the drivers' seats of their karts, tensed with anticipation for the upcoming event. On any normal day, the board would be displaying fifteen names, those of every possible avatar in Sugar Rush preparing to compete for the top nine slots. But today was far from normal. There were sixteen characters listed today, and underneath Adorabeezle Winterpop and Jubileena Bing-Bing and Vanellope von Schweetz was a name that was much shorter and simpler than any other: Turbo.
Vanellope had made a joke about how that wasn't right, it should really say Pajama Boy, but Turbo had been so thrilled after depositing his entry fee that he hadn't even used his own snide nickname for her, glitter-graphics. He had only attempted to enter the daily Random Roster Race once before, and that occasion had ended in disaster when he'd inadvertently tr