* HilariousInHindsight: At the beginning, when Satis welcomes the Earth Team, Don Wei says he didn't expect the Avatar. The real Avatar? [[spoiler: It's not like it's hard to guess or anything.]]
* HoYay / LesYay:
** Ning and Skun are implied to be a couple and they hold hands pretty frequently.
** [[ThoseTwoGuys Stan and Koji]] are very close, repeatedly save each other's life, complete with spur-of-the-moment confessions like 'you're the best partner I could have had' and 'just run I'll hold them back' moments which make the one to which it's addressed jump on the perceived enemies to allow the first one to run away. Not to mention that they affectionately call the star racer they build together their "baby"...
** Even more obvious is the relationship between the heroine's [[JerkAss father]] and his racing champion, who met after the first lost his wife and [[ParentalAbandonment put his daughter in a boarding school]]. "How could you not tell me you had a wife" is but one example. The fact that the racing champion plays the part of both BigBrotherMentor to the heroine and TeamMom doesn't help.
* OlderThanTheyThink: The show appears to be the concept of "[[StarWars Podracing]]" spun out into an anime series, right down to the designs of several of the racers. However, Oban's racers were developed in 1997, two years before ''The Phantom Menace'' came out.