Penta Uka Uka & Aku Aku Reference | Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled (SWITCH)

I thought this was a glitch, but one of the comments mentioned:

It’s a reference to the original broken/unfinished state of Penta. Back on ps1, when racing or battling with Penta, the player would be shown Uka Uka as a mask power-up icon, but would show Aku Aku when actually activated.. this is a reference to that.. the creators of the remake have recontextualised Penta as a dual (good and evil) natured character”