Pro tip: more extra bonus points

In the NES Skate of Die! game one of the events is the Jam,

where you have to race a computer-controlled opponent down a back alley.

You get points for smashing bottles, doing tricks, and beating up your opponent, just like in real life

And you'll notice that toward the end of the track there's a police cruiser. Turns out that it's not there for decoration. if you can manage to jump on the hood

Sirens blare, lights flash, and you get some extra points!

Which might be enough to put you over the top in a close game.