Lonnie Johnson is a crowd-pleasing veteran drag racer who takes the sport seriously. Phil Adamson is the unscrupulous track rep for his sponsor, "Fast Co.," and regards racing as merely a showbiz means of selling motor oil. Phil blames Lonnie's supercharging for an expensive
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fiery solo crash at Edmonton International Speedway, and lies to him that he will have the fuel dragster repaired and returned to him. He persuades his star attraction Lonnie to drive, in the meantime, the Fast Co. Firebird funny car of a rising young team-mate Lonnie respects: Billy Brocker. Lonnie understands Billy's rage at being sidelined, but tells him it will only be for a couple of races, until he gets his dragster back. When Lonnie learns that Phil has cancelled the repair order, he vents his anger in a filmed trackside interview, suggesting insulting uses for his sponsor's motor oil. Phil responds by firing him and hiring his main rival, Gary Black. He also fires Billy's girlfriend Candy, the company spokesgirl, for refusing to schmooze the reporter into a retake.
Lonnie races as scheduled in Spokane, but Phil cinches his dismissal by having the car sabotaged by a goon from Gary's crew. This is where Lonnie's patience ends. He and his team find his car on display at a car show and steal it back. They repair and repaint it. Lonnie begins his new career as an independent at the Fast Company Funny Car Challenge of Champions in Edmonton. The final round comes down to Lonnie vs. Gary. Lonnie kindly relinquishes the driving honors to Billy. With Phil's consent, the goon from Gary's crew devises a secret sabotage: He slicks the end of Lonnie's lane. The result is disatrous. Seeing the extent of the damage as the car Billy drives bursts into flames, Phil speeds away to his private small plane and starts down the runway for takeoff. But Lonnie chases, about to find out if his driving can out-speed the plane.
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