In the racing world, each race is a struggle as you are not going to win if you are not going to work hard for it. You need to be a competitor and do your best if you want to be someone. Racing is not about the glamour as this sport is clearly pure hard work.
Drive your car as fast as you can till you reach the finish line. You can see the first up tothird spot time displayed at the upper portion of the screen. That is what time you need to beat or reach to become qualified to the next level. If you can't do that then you fail the game.