Wallace Reid wasn't the only silent star who raced cars around in his films; Edward Earle gets his chance in this drama. Billy Brice (Earle) wins the Vanderbilt Sweepstakes, but when a woman begs him not to expose her husband, who manipulated the race, his name is dragged into the mess even though he is a completely innocent party. This puts a black mark on his reputation and his racing card is taken away. When he saves a girl who is being attacked by her chauffeur, he winds up getting the job behind the wheel himself. The girl, Edith Rhoades (Gladys Hulette), is the daughter of an automobile manufacturer, and he has entered a car in a race. A disgruntled driver named Burk (Jack Edwards) tries to ruin Rhodes' chances by oiling the road during practice so that his driver and mechanic get in a catastrophic accident. Although the driver is hurt, the car is easily fixed, so the villain sneaks into the garage, intending to destroy the car. He is caught by Brice, and Rhodes is so happy with his heroics that he offers to let him drive the car in the race. But first he needs to get his card back, which he does when the woman shows up and confesses that he had nothing to do with the dirty dealings at the Vanderbilt Sweepstakes.
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