Meteor and Jose receive a ‘time out’ for crashing into a very special starting light that was once used at all the big races. While the boys think they’re being reprimanded for damaging the light, they soon realize it was for their lack of teamwork.
Little Tow invites the kids over for a sleepover party the night before a big race. However, the next day, only Amby, who didn’t go to the party, and Pony, who managed to go to bed on time - are rested enough to actually run the race.
Little Tow intentionally gets his friends stuck in the muck during a game of ‘follow the leader’ so that can tow them out. However, when Little Tow finds himself stuck up to his axles in mud and needs help, his friends fear he’s playing another trick on them.
When Meteor gets stuck in an extra-deep mud puddle and Junkboy thinks it’s his fault – he withdraws, leaving Meteor feeling hurt. It’s only when Junkboy finally admits what he did that he learns he’s not to blame after all.
Meteor is looking forward to a visit from his hero - his Grandpa, the original moon rover! However, when it becomes clear that Grandpa’s racing and crushing days are behind him, Meteor becomes needlessly worried that his grandfather’s many space stories will bore his friends.
Meteor learns how important it is to learn the basics instead of relying on technology, when he accidentally damages one of the video screens he was relying on to win ‘the backwards race’ – a course run entirely in reverse.
Little Tow becomes utterly enamored by an old hook of Bigfoot’s that he’s found in his backyard. When the little truck attaches the huge hook in place of his own and is unable to tow one of his friends out of the muck because of its size, LT learns that you can’t rush growing up.
Meteor learns that he’s got what it takes to be a great space rover, despite not winning all the races - when Cosmo Starfinder, one of Meteor’s space heroes, runs the trucks through a space camp at school.
Pony’s cousin Duke, a slightly older rodeo truck, shows up at Crushington Park School for a visit. When the pair go out for a fun-filled after school off-roading race - Pony learns how important it is to always tell her parents where she’s going.