What if there was an extra team in CNK? I always thought there should've been more teams, so I came up with this one.

I do not own the Crash Bandicoot characters; I only own my fan character Scarlett.

One day, Komodo Joe was walking over to his house. He opened the door, and walked inside casually, until he heard a voice.

"Hey, you're out of orange juice. What's up with that?"

Startled, Joe instantly whirled around. There he saw Scarlett on his couch, watching TV and munching on a bag of chips.

Joe rolled his eyes. "Why does it seem like you spend more time here than your actual house?" he asked her, annoyed.

Scarlett shrugged. "I'm bored. Besides, I was gonna bother Cortex, but he apparently wasn't home. Neither were Tiny, N. Gin, or Dingodile."

"That's weird..." Joe thought aloud to himself. He looked at Scarlett, who was still watching TV. Joe took the TV remote from her, and turned the TV off.

"Hey! I was in the middle of 1,000 Ways to Die!" Scarlett complained.

"Go home," Joe said, rolling his eyes. "Why can't I ever get some peace and quiet around here?"

Scarlett sighed, then started heading to the door, mumbling, "Party pooper."

"I heard that," Joe snapped.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Scarlett, who was already near the door, opened it.

Pinstripe stood behind the door. "Hey sweetcheeks," he said, winking at her. She rolled her eyes and slammed the door in his face.

"Hey!" Joe yelled. He opened the door. "What are you doing here, Pinstripe?"

Pinstripe rubbed his head. "Oh. Well, you know how I always plan on raiding the Bandicoot's house, but one of them are always there to kick me out?"

"Yeah, why?" Joe asked.

"Well, no one was home," Pinstripe said, surprised. "Can you believe it?"

"Wow. So, what'd you steal?" Joe asked him.

"Coco's laptop," Pinstripe said proudly, holding it up. "Heh heh..."

"Wait a minute," Scarlett interrupted.

Joe and Pinstripe looked at her.

"Don't you find it a bit strange how no one is home at Cortex's lair, and no one is home at the Bandicoot's house?" she asked them.

Joe and Pinstripe expressions didn't change. "No," they both said.

"So, what kind of stuff do you think Coco might be hiding in her laptop?" Joe asked Pinstripe, elbowing him with a smirk on his face.

Pinstripe smiled sneakily. "Only one way to find out..." he said, opening it.

Scarlett rolled her eyes, and took the laptop from him.

"Aw, what's the matter? You think I might be cheating on you?" Pinstripe asked jokingly.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a bright light shot out from the windows.

"Alright Pinstripe, what did you do THIS time!?" Scarlett yelled, assuming it was the cops.

Pinstripe didn't have much time to answer, cause pretty soon, the whole house ripped right out of the ground, and started heading into space.

A few minutes later, the house landed somewhere. Pinstripe got up from the ground and yelled, "I'm FREE! YES!"

"So the cops ARE after you?" Joe asked, shocked. Pinstripe instantly shut up.

"Where exactly are we?" Scarlett asked, looking out the window.

Joe and Pinstripe looked out the window, too. They appeared to be in some sort of coliseum.

"Hey, look!" Joe said, pointing out the window.

They all happened to see the Bandicoot's house, along with Cortex's lair.

"Wow, this is weird..." Pinstripe said. Scarlett opened the door, and they all headed outside.

"HEY! What's going on here!?" Joe yelled at Cortex and Crash.

Cortex was about to answer, when everyone was suddenly interrupted by a large hologram appearing out of nowhere.

"I am Emperor Velo XVVII, ruler of this galaxy!" the hologram, who appeared to be some sort of alien, said. "My subjects hunger for entertainment!"

The crowd, which seemed to be full of gremlin-like creatures, were cheering for no apparent reason. "VELO! VELO!" they chanted.

"...Word of your racing prowess has reached my glorious empire," Velo said.

Everyone looked up at a stand, and saw Nitrous Oxide, along with N. Trance, waving to the crowd.

"Why those LITTLE—" Pinstripe began, stomping towards them, but Joe stopped him.

"I hope you put on a good show, especially since winning the circuit will win your freedom," Velo continued. "And if, for some reason, you refuse to race, your Earth will be...destroyed. But...I don't think it will come to that. Do you accept my challenge?"