So close and yet so far
Gears is looking at the finish line, but his opponents, friendly as they are, left him some gifts. Nothing in Junkyard Races destroys your kart, but explosives spin you around and everything that goes boom on you ends your turn.
Gears, however, was smart enough to keep a bomb for just this case. Bombs and missiles can not only target other players but also traps on the track.