I think not. I remember reading on the developper's website that the Airace games had been made under the same graphic engine as their FPS and first game on regular DS C.O.R.E.
And yeah, you can take a look at this game and see tons of polygons and textures moving very smoothly... they have worked a lot on this engine that succeed in pushing the console into using most of its limited resources.
yo does anyone know how to fix the 'no main boot entries found, check that bootloader/hekate_ipl.ini has boot entries or use more configs button for more boot entries' error on hekate??? i keep getting it when i try to click the launch option