Thunder Run Racing glitch
I asked myself why I never race in TRR and, today, I recover my memory of one of the reasons why.
So, after I FINALLY managed in enter the minigame (it's been years btw), I firstly decided to see some of my dragons' speed (mostly for fun, e.g: I like how the Eruptodon is really, really slow but, it makes me want to race him and be purposely slow (because, quite frankly, I don't care about Trophies, what matters is that I'm having fun)), then, I decided to race just because.
After legit ending in 3rd place (raced with a Flightmare (then a Deadly Nadder) against a Sand Wraith and a Snow Wraith whom both Wraiths are OP as balls), I was able to enter in a more peaceful lobby:
2 users with a lvl 1 Zippleback and a lvl 1 Sand Wraith and, luck for them, I never use fire as an option to "slow them down" (like I said, I raced just because) and, seeing as they were beginners, I was somewhat sure that they're still learning from other players.
In the race, I somehow was in 1st place (only used the speed boost when absolutely necessary, didn't spammed it) and, very, very far away from them (both two were together which might imply that both were struggling for the 2nd place); in mid 3rd lap and still 1st place, out of the blue, I was in 3rd place and, the user with the Sand Wraith was in 1st... despite both two still far away from me and they were still completing the 2nd lap while I was nearly finishing the 3rd lap.
What made me even angrier was that: The lap counter was "3 of 3" yet, when I finished the 3rd lap, it's like the game didn't counted it and allowed me to make another lap despite that I already ended the said 3rd lap.
When I finished the supposed "3rd lap", I legit ended the race in 3rd place. The one time I legit was going to end in first place whom is quite rarely... the game decides "Wait, no, you have a Flightmare so, you're supposed to be the third, not the Sand Wraith.".
I unfortunately didn't screeshot it but, honestly, I now recognized the why I wasn't able to complete the archievement "End in 1st place in TRR" because, the game would constantly put me in either 2nd or 3rd place, even though I was in 1st and ended in 1st.
While I won't commonly race, I sure hope that this glitch gets fixed.
You missed a green check point. So yea you had to take another lap till you found the missed one. No glitch , just you apparently missed one.
Like Donyv said, you must have missed a checkpoint. They have added green checkpoints in racing now. You have to go through each one in a lap to advance to the next lap. You somehow must have missed one and that's why you had to do the lap again.
Much has changed since you have been away :)
As was said, we need to go through all the checkpoints for a lap to be counted. This was added to stop people from backwards racing and doing other forms of glitches to cheat. As for the dragon levels being at one, it will say that for every dragon you see, but it is not correct. I would like to see this fixed to where we can actually see the real dragon levels of other players. There has also been some updates on the clothing we purchase in the store. Some of it gives us extra speed while we race! Right now we have just three tracks available, but the others will return along with four new tracks, making a total of 11 race tracks for us to use. Racing is slowly getting better for us :)