A naive drifter (Jesse Bradford) runs away from his Army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist (Jordan Brower), who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler (Johnathon Taylor Thomas). The racer-to-be then gets a lesson in the wild side, getting involved in one situation after another. Patsy Kensit makes a cameo as another hustler and Daryl Hannah appears as the scam artist's surrogate mom.