One of the popular trends in the mid-80's was to adapt games of just about any kind into a cartoon. That included video games, and Namco's Pole Position was one of the most popular games going at the time.
Thus, DIC acquired a license to adapt the game into an action-adventure series that aired on CBS in 1984. Unfortunately, the series lasted just one season. Maybe the cheesy theme song composed by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban had something to do with that, and, yes, they did come up with some clunkers. JediJuggernaut uploaded the opening & closing credits.
I never watched the show, and I never played the game. Despite the promising concept, the music may have in fact doomed the show.