With the invading Team Emperor and its Evo Army humiliating racers all over Gunma, it’s up to Take and the Phantom Eight Six to defend the racing honor of not only his hometown of Akina, but the entire prefecture. But when Team Emperor’s “Hawk” Iwaki pulls Lancer Evo IV ahead of the Eight Six, not even Tak’s most loyal teammates believe he can win. Maybe he’ll finally learn that lesson his father thinks he needs. Can Tak pull off his biggest miracle yet? Meanwhile, as Tak’s relationship with Natalie heats up, will he discover her shocking secret?