Its a race in the future, but things in the future are far different in the present since it is more dangerous. Here, gravity seems to be lighter and everything is designed that way.
Drive your car as fast as possible as soon as you got the go signal. Make sure that you can avoid the obstacles. These obstacles are rotating and you need to make use of the lighter gravity to be able to avoid the obstacles. Other than that, try to remember that you also need timing. As you move further in the game, you would notice that it will be harder than before.