@wempu thanks for the reply. In my original post I stated that I was slowly losing interest in the game. A few things have happened in the past few days that have pushed me into producing my best trophy haul yet.
Bring it on haters - you are driving me on to more trophies
Guess what? No lifts, no wheels, no pieces of granite stopping them in the middle of a race. It was just 20+ cars racing around a track.
Seriously, there is nothing worse than racing and then having to stop and wait for a lift to arrive, or stop for a wheel/cog to go around. Races should just be that. Races. Not let's see who is the best at getting onto a lift etc.
It ruins my experience when these things happen. Adventure levels - I have no issue in lifts etc, but please consider races without silly obstacles.