Really only did this because it reminded me of SNES Top Gear, a childhood classic. Easy to see how this game is the father of those, but this is MUCH harder.
Originally did a run where I’d play a stage, drop it for a few days, then use the stage select tool to pick up where I left off. Doing it this way does not show the ending screen, so I had to start the whole run over and do it without starting in the middle.
Used the trick where you can hold A and START at the Game Over screen to continue where I left off; this must be at least somewhat legitimate since clearing the game this way still displays the ending.