Cocky young Kent Nakamura of the Akagi Red Suns declaimed himself a master of racing in the rain, so when a torrential downpour hits Mt. Myogi, he takes the chance to become the first driver in Gunma to defeat Tak Fujiwara and his Phantom EIght Six. But even if Tak survives the deadly rain battle, another even more fearsome challenge lies in wait for him. Some shadowy characters from team Emperor have been scoping out the Gunma scene looking for some tasty racers to take on in their Lancer Evolution IV. If Tak agrees to a match, the Emperor boys will have to show that they have the skills to back up their trash-talk. The course is set, anticipation hangs in the air … and now Tak may come face to face with the hardest lesson of all … how to lose!