Trying to get a high score posted on "Charlene" for the tournament, I tried all combinations of Jackpot, Blast Notes, Road Rage, and Flame Notes (I know they're worthless, but they're all I know!)
I'm pretty sure Epsilon82 already pointed this out, but Road Rage+Blast Notes can actually be more effective than Jackpot+Blast Notes, which is disappointing. Successful Jackpot use should be hugely rewarded, and that was the case with Flame Notes. Now, it's a ton of effort for what might end up being a middling score.
Anyway, with my best attempts at this, I couldn't get past 90,000 pts. And I played the song like 10 times and put in a few incredibly solid runs. It was really frustrating.
Then I try Pinball for the hell of it, and without hitting most of the notes or trying to up the track multipliers at all, I break 100,000 pts easily. I didn't hit even 15% of the notes in the game and it was the most effective strategy.
Excuse my French, but this is bull****. Please bring Flame Notes back up to 1500 and buff Blitz Mode.