Vanquish Race (バンキッシュ・レース Bankisshu Rēsu) is a racing competition between variable fighters, first depicted in the Macross The Ride. Vanquish race challenges were also introduced in the game Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy. It is an extremely popular event and considered "The most extreme race in the universe."
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A Valkyrie race operated by the Vanquish Variable Fighter Federation (VVFM). The Vanquish races are divided into a "Fighter Area" where fighting is prohibited, a "GERWALK Area" involving a slalom at low altitudes, and a "Flag Area" where racers are armed with mock bullets and allowed to fight using any transformable mode. The fighter area involves use of the outer wall of the Island ship and goes straight out into space. The interior and exterior of the Island ship is connected by a special airlock called "Pinpoint Barrier Gate" (PPB Gate).
Races are held in Reno on the Island 8 ship of the Frontier fleet. The top scorers can earn a "Fleet Cup", such as the "Frontier Cup" for races held in the Frontier fleet and the "Galaxy Cup" for those held by the Galaxy fleet. "Blast Cups" can be won for off season races. Top racers could participate in the "Star of Heaven Cup", a free-for-all battle to determine the "King of Vanquish".