In this novelization, Speed Racer?a fearless young race car driver? is given an unprecedented offer to join Royalton Industries? renowned racing team. But Speed refuses once he learns that Royalton and other racing moguls are fixing the races. But if Speed won?t drive for Royalton, Royalton swears that the Speed will never race again! The only way for Speed to save the sport he loves is to team up with his one-time rival?the mysterious Racer X?in the death-defying, cross-country rally.