Young Sean Corrigan dreams that one day he will design and drive his own Formula I car in the greatest race of all - the Grand Prix.
When a slight miscalculation in his first stock car race results in a fiery crash, Sean is ready to call it quits. A mysterious stranger appears at his hospital bed and persuades him to test-drive a powerful prototype. Sean becomes known as "Crash Corrigan" when the car proves too much for him to handle and he crashes once again.
Invited to design his own Formula I car at a modern research center, Sean shocks everyone by racing an avalanche down a steep, snow covered mountainside.
Sean's imagination, courage and raw talent gain recognition, and he finally fulfills his dream to race in the dusk-to-dawn Monte Carlo Grand Prix.