The F-Max Ruins are the ruins of a track raced before the F-Zero Grand Prix. It was part of the F-Max, a competition that preceded the F-Zero races and was one of its spiritual predecessors. It was known to be extremely bloody and lack rules. It has been hundreds of years since an F-Max event, and the track has fallen into disrepair. The one pilot who had raced in the F-Max before was The Skull.