You are around Ashigara Pass in Hakone when you see a man named Afro Hiroshi harassing a girl. She spots you and asks you to beat him. After defeating him, he warns that you have made an enemy with the Kamikaze Union and drives off. The girl introduces herself, telling you that her name is Namiko Sagara. She says that she'll train you so that you can take on the Kamikaze Union. As you train, you meet Haruka, who is the owner of The Pit. You also meet Toko, the owner of BN Autoworks (Dealership). You finally take on Namiko with everything you've learnt so far. After defeating her, she assures you that you can take on the Kamikaze Union. And from there on, your racing career begins.