|The course in Mario Kart 64.|
|First appearance||Mario Kart 64 (1997)|
|Total appearances|| Mario Kart 64|
Mario Kart 7
The stage is in the shape of an enormous doughnut as the name implies, and in the middle there is a large hole full of lava. If a player falls into it, they will lose a balloon and will have to be returned by a Lakitu. There are four block towers located around the course that provide a means of evasion from opposing racers and their items. The course is also slightly sloped inwards.
This battle stage reappears in Mario Kart 7, but the stage is mostly unchanged, apart from the improved graphics and the addition of glider pads.