It was a sunny day. Kathy the Cheetah, Iris the Fox, and Melissa the Bat were busy tweaking their race cars for another session of team racing with Sonic the Hedgehog and Co.
Kathy: "Maybe if I make a few adjustments to the downforce, my car will stay glued to the road."
Iris: "Kathy, pit stops, racing lines, and aerodynamic design aren't going to help us win these races."
Melissa: "Exactly. We'll need to use Wisps and work as a team to win."
Suddenly, a trio of racers came around. They were Abby the Squirrel, Hareta the Rabbit, and Berri Jamz the Musical Bear. Abby drove an orange stock-style race car with white stripes, Hareta drove a yellow prototype-style race car with white and blue accenting, and Berri Jamz drove a purple hatchback-style race car with black musical notes and subwoofers in the back.
Kathy: "Abby, is that you?"
Abby: "Kathy, I'm so happy to see you!"
The two friends embraced each other.
Kathy: "You heard about this team race Grand Prix that my friends and I are entering?"
Abby: "Sonic told me about it, and I decided to pull a couple of my friends together and Tails made us race cars of our own."
Kathy: "Abby, you know my teammates Iris and Melissa, right?"
Abby: "I think I've met them before. Allow me to introduce you to my teammates: Hareta the Rabbit and Berri Jamz the Musical Bear."
Right away, Kathy brought Iris and Melissa over to meet Hareta and Berri Jamz.
Kathy: "Hello. My name is Kathy the Cheetah and these are my friends Iris the Fox and Melissa the Bat."
Hareta: "It's a pleasure to meet you, Kathy. My name is Hareta the Rabbit."
Berri Jamz: "Heya! My name is Berri Jamz and I enjoy listening to some tunes!"
Melissa: "My name is Melissa the Bat, no relation to Rouge the Bat."
Iris: "My name is Iris the Fox, and I'm one of the coolest vixen tomboys this side of Mobius!"
After some chit-chat, Sonic the Hedgehog and Co. arrived in their race cars.
Kathy: "Sonic, I'm glad Abby signed up to compete in the team race Grand Prix."
Sonic: "Kathy, I mentioned you when I told her about it and Tails took the honors to make some race cars for her and her teammates."
Tails: "Believe me, it was a doozy of a job to make those race cars."
Knuckles: "So what are we waiting for? Let's get to training people!"
Later on at the Whale Lagoon race course, the racers lined up at the start/finish line. Sonic started 1st, Kathy was 2nd, Abby was 3rd, Rouge was 4th, Vector was 5th, Hareta was 6th, Melissa was 7th, Amy was 8th, Omega was 9th, Silver was 10th, Tails was 11th, Iris was 12th, Shadow was 13th, Berri Jamz was 14th, Big was 15th, Blaze was 16th, the Chao group was 17th, and finally Knuckles was 18th. The racers revved their engines anxiously waiting for the lights to turn green. When they did, the racers pinned their accellerators and aimed for victory. As they settled in, the racers picked up Wisps to use as powerups to slow down the other racers and protect themselves. Sonic, Abby, and Kathy were in heated battle for first place until Rouge showed up.
Rouge: "Make way for the treasure hunter!"
Meanwhile, Knuckles was on Berri Jamz's tail in a battle for fourteenth place.
Berri Jamz: "Hey, get off my back!"
Knuckles: "Get out of my way!"
Knuckles overtook Berri Jamz for fourteenth place.
Blaze had moved up in the grid and was following Melissa in her slipstream.
Blaze: "What's the matter, cat get your tailpipe?"
Melissa: "Let's see you catch my tailpipe!"
Amy, Tails, and Iris had been battling for eighth.
Tails: "If I can just use the slipstreams, I can make a slingshot pass."
Amy: "I could sure use a slingshot pass to catch up to Sonic!"
Iris: "Not if I get there first!"
By the second lap, Rouge was in the lead followed by Sonic, Kathy, Abby, Hareta, Shadow, Melissa, Blaze, Amy, Tails, Iris, Silver, Omega, Knuckles, Berri Jamz, Big, the Chao group, and finally Vector. The racers raced hard and fast to aim for the lead.
Silver: "Okay, I'm gonna try to PIT this rookie!"
*For those of you who may not be aware, PIT stands for "Precision Immobilization Technique"*
Using the right fender of his race car, Silver touched the left quarter panel of Iris' race car which cause her to lose control. She quickly counter-steered to counter the move.
Iris: "Silver, stop tryin' to slam into my car! I like to keep it mint, you know!"
Silver: "Sorry Iris, rubbin' is racin'!"
Meanwhile, Sonic, Rouge, Kathy, Abby, Blaze, and Amy were a red-hot six-way battle for first place.
Kathy: "Catch me if you can, tailgaters!"
Sonic: "I'm gonna make you eat those words!"
Amy: "Sonic, wait up!"
Blaze: "Prepare to get barbecued!"
Abby: "You guys are so going down on the final lap!"
By the time the final lap rolled around, the battle for first was still going on red hot. Kathy, Abby, Sonic, Rouge, Blaze, Amy, Tails, Iris, Berri Jamz, Shadow, Silver, Hareta, Melissa, Knuckles, Big, the Chao group, Omega, and Vector were all in a mad dash for the finish line. As the race continued for the goal, Abby got out in front and crossed the finish line as the checkered flag flew. Following her was Kathy, Rouge, Sonic, Blaze, Rouge, Iris, Amy, Tails, Shadow, Berri Jamz, Silver, Hareta, Knuckles, Melissa, the Chao group, Vector, Big, and finally Omega. The racers all brought their race cars to a stop and waited for the track officials to tally the results.
Kathy: "Whew, that some red-hot race!"
Abby: "You can say that again!"
Sonic: "I have to admit, for friends, you two are bound to form an intense rivalry come the Grand Prix."
Melissa: "I'd say that was the most intense training race I've gone through."
Blaze: "How about for our next training session we race at Ocean View?"
Silver: "Count me in."
Suddenly, the officials came out to announce the results.
Official: "The winner is...Team Abby!"
Abby: "My team won?!"
Tails: "Wow, not bad for a first time training session, huh?"
The eighteen racers shook hands showing respect for one another.