It is total move count that counts not the speed you click!
You can replay records and see where you can improve by clicking lap times in the Records table.
If a track features multiple starting positions, you can race locally in a hot-seat manner. Just click the grid positions you want to control and select Human in the side pane that appears. Please notice, that the current rules do not prohibit collisions, i.e. car sprites overlapping on the track, yet it is more fun if you try to avoid the most apparent contacts.
You can also compete asynchronously with any session recorded by previous players. A ghost session is selected randomly every time you click Ghost in the side pane.
Soon you will notice you can do much better lap times if you tweak the three adjustable parameters of your car. Notably: