Cast & Crew
At the qualifying meet before the National Championship Race, Larry Evans, the favored driver, fights his opponent, Eddie De Sylva, after De Sylva insults Corbett, the designer and owner of the car Larry drives. Larry begins dating Corbett's daughter Norma, who is both attracted to him and annoyed at his vanity, but when he introduces her in public as his future wife, she angrily calls him a publicity-mad show-off. During the race, Larry's car goes over the wall to avoid De Sylva's. Though he cannot moves his legs, when Norma visits, Larry acts like he is not badly hurt, which provokes her to castigate him for risking her father's car for a stunt. Although she apologizes after she learns the seriousness of his injury, Larry says their relationship is over. Later, Larry, recovered but out of work and afraid of racing again, visits his mechanic Steve in California, where Steve works on one-man "midget" cars designed by Corbett. Larry goes to work for Corbett, but refuses to drive for him even though De Sylva, who now dates Norma, calls him "yellow." When two thieves sneak into Corbett's garage and steal blueprints for Corbett's new motor, Larry, Norma and De Sylva follow, but because of Larry's fear of speed, the thieves escape and Norma becomes suspicious of him. After De Sylva pays Lou Adams to become Corbett's driver and throw the race, Larry finds the two thieves and learns about the plot with Adams: if Corbett's car loses, he will be forced to sell his motor to De Sylva's cohort, Barney Smith. With ten laps to go, Adams has dropped to sixth place and De Sylva leads, but Larry arrives at the track, replaces Adams, wins the race and reconciles with Norma.
According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, some scenes in this film were shot at Victor McLaglen's stadium. Film Daily commented that this was the first film about the new sport of "midget auto racing." This was the last film of Marie Prevost, one of Mack Sennett's stars and a leading comedienne of the 1920s. According to the Variety obituary, her body was found in her Hollywood apartment on January 23, 1937, and modern sources state that she died of malnutrition. The Variety obituary noted, concerning this film, that "she is credited with having stolen the picture."