Joystiq: "The pod racing mode played surprisingly well. I've never really been a fan of pod racing in general (either in video game format or in the prequels -- don't get me started), but the Kinect interface turns out to be a pretty capable metaphor for controlling a pod's two throttles.
It's a little more complicated than that -- a Microsoft rep said that your body's lean also plays into the controls of the vehicle -- but especially on the "expert" of the two control settings, there was lot of precision in moving both hands forward and back, as if actually gripping the two levers.
In the end, most people will buy Kinect Star Wars for the lightsabers. As Derrick said in the panel, "we've all acted out being Jedi at some point," and that's the real draw here. But pod racing is a nice extra mode to play, and a few players might find it's one of their favorite things to do in the game."