|Goal||Place 1st in the Grand Prix|
It is the first stage of the Championship and is composed of 3 Races. Being the first stage of the first Championship, it is the easiest and shortest Grand Prix in the game. The player races against the Compact in yellow, the Pickup in burgundy and the Coupe in blue. If one of those cars are selected by the player, then the SUV will also appear in black. If one of these colors are used by the player, then the CPU that would use that color will use white instead.
This event is comprised of 3 races:
|Airport Terminal 3|
|Palm Bay Heights|
- Like all Grand Prix events, victory of this cup results in the player being awarded a trophy. The Run To The Sun event is also unlocked, as is the Ocean Sprint track, which is unlocked for the Single Race, Time Attack and, once it is unlocked, Pursuit modes.
- If the player finishes first in all 3 races (in other words, wins all 3 Gold Medals), Face Off 1 is also unlocked. The Interstate Loop track, which Face Off 1 takes place on, is also unlocked.
- Completing the Pacific Gate Grand Prix contributes, with the 3 other Grand Prix in the Championship, to the unlocking of the Invulnerability Cheat.
- Winning a Gold medal on this stage also contributes to the unlocking of the Infinite Boost Cheat.