Snake Oiler of the Car Acrobatic Team challenges Speed to a stunt jump. When he is talked out of competing by Trixie and Sparky, he must make up for it in the Alpine Race.
Later Sparky is concerned for Speed's safety. They get in a fight when Speed thinks Sparky is saying he's afraid to race. Sparky walks off and Speed must prepare alone.
Racer X tries to offer some advice and tells Speed he too will be in the race. Thanks to some nighttime spying by Spritle and Chim Chim, they discover that the Car Acrobatic Team uses slide-out wings on their cars to help them over dangerous jumps.
Working hard, Pops collapses and Trixie takes him to the hospital. Speed is left modifying the Mach 5 on his own due to his argument with Sparky. He makes it to race just in time.