He clearly had the better car, it was the only one that was rocket powered. Not like the cavemen who just hit theirs with their clubs or the Anthill Mob who stuck their feet through the bottom of their car like the Flintstones.
His speed was also evident from the fact that he got in front of everyone to set all those stupid traps, and then he would wait around for everyone to turn up. Why didn't he just gun it?
I'm almost coming to the conslusion he was just some kind of idiot that never took the races seriously enough.
Any thoughts on this subject would be welcomed as it is keeping me awake at night.