* Episode 4 gives us the series first real big moment when the build up comes to a head, capped off with the CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCiDuy4mrWU Running In The 90s.]] Takumi is currently racing against Red Suns member Keisuke, clearly the underdog in the race. The members of the Akina Speed Stars [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Itsuki]] are discussing exactly what kind of chance Takumi has. Iketani says they should trust [[TricksterMentor Bunta,]] Takumi's father, in that if the old man believes in Takumi, so should they. Nobody else really believes that's enough. ''Then'' Iketani drops the bomb on them that Takumi has ''already'' beaten Keisuke before. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Cue the music,]] [[BigWhat cue disbelief Takumi has these skills,]] [[ButWaitTheresMore and]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome cue Takumi finally catching Keisuke, and putting on the pressure for the first time all race.]] Hell. Yes.
* Takumi's victory in 4th stage against a professional. Specifically [[spoiler:the part where Takumi turns off his headlights]].
* Takumi delivers this line to Natsuki in 2nd Stage (after he saw her with an older man).
--->'''Takumi:''' Good luck with your buddy in the Mercedes, now leave me the hell alone!