Petey Piranha was swimming in the salty sea surrounding the Ocean Ruins racecourse, scaring off the seagulls that were flying around nearby the red and white temple. Petey then landed on the front stairs leading to the temple, looking around to spot several racers zipping in the background.

"Hmm. There's a lot of commotion going on around here today," Petey commented in grunts as he rubbed the back of his head with his gigantic left leaf, his mouth open as usual as he started flapping his leafy wings together. "I should take a better look from the air."

Petey then took off, flying all over the Ocean Ruins track as he noticed how small the racers looked from the sky. Petey was then swarmed by several pesky seagulls, which Petey was getting tired off as he fired off brown, poisonous blobs at in an attempt to make them flee.