okay, i've not played excite truck, but i will tell you that carbon is tha shit... ya at first play of the game i was like wow controls suck, so i started messing with the options... plug the nunchuck in and use control config 4 and its awesome hold the wiimote in your right hand and nunchuck in ur left, the wiimote is your gas pedal point it down for gas pull it back for brake, on the nunchuck side hold it down the analog stick is steering left and right, now if u want ot powerslide a turn pull back on the nunchuck and it will engage the ebrake, u can also slightly pull back on the nunchuck to just slow ur car down... this is the best way to play this game it make it more fun almost like ur driving the car, ps. nitrous is b on the wiimote in this configuration.
drift tips. while drifting don't use the ebrake (nunchuck) control ur turns by leftting off the gas and giving it more gas(wiimote) pump the throttle for better control in drifts..
race tips, for turning sharp just before the turn jerk up on the nunchuck to enable the ebrake then point the nunchuck down to git you sideways enuf to make the turn without losing speed.
i want to buy exite truck to see what its like, but i dunno it just seems to unrealistic for me.