The Great Plan (Part 2) is the second episode of Speed Racer. It first aired in Japan on April 09, 1967 on Fuji TV.
Speed reviews all the special features of the Mach 5. Resuming the Sword Mountain Race, Ace Deucey and his gang watch Speed race down the embankment and escape. Speed races to catch up to the rest of the racers and eventually takes the lead from Duggery, However, he soon encounters Ace and his gang racing towards him from the opposite direction. He detours off the race course and uses the rotary saws to cut a path through the overgrown terrain. Duggery follows Speed, with Ace and his gang close behind. Trixie creates a distraction by bombing the gang with smoke-filled flares from her plane. Duggery makes a decision to take a shortcut at a cross-road. Speed realizes Duggery is headed to a very dangerous volcano and follows him.
Meanwhile, Trixie continues to distract Ace and his gang with smoke bombs but they shoot and damage her plane, forcing Trixie to bail out. At the volcano's edge, Duggery is thrown from his car and is left dangling from a rock in the crater. Speed falls into the crater while looking for Duggery and lands on a ledge just above Duggery. Speed saves Duggery just as the rock gives way. They climb out of the crater, only to find Ace and his gang have arrived and have Trixie as a hostage. Ace orders his gang to finish off Speed and Ace.
Just as the gang is about to finish off Speed, Spritle and Chim Chim start shooting rocks at Ace's gang from the trunk of the Mach 5 with a slingshot. Speed and Duggery take advantage of the distraction to attack the thugs but Ace escapes in the Mach 5. Speed races in pursuit using Ace's car, but it can't catch the Mach 5. Ace doesn't know how to control the special features of the Mach 5, and ends up causing the car to slow down giving Speed a chance to catch him. Speed leaps into the Mach 5 and wrestles with Ace. At the last second Speed is able to throw Ace from the car and regain control of the Mach 5 before it drives off the edge of a cliff.Speed thinks he is safe and has a moment to rest. but Ace reappears and prepares to kill Speed. Speed smashes the windshield of the Mach 5 with his helmet and leaps at Ace, throwing him over the side of the cliff. Speed watches Duggery race past in his car and resumes the race, Speed passes Duggery and wins the race, but the results of the race are nullified due to the interference of Ace and his gang.
In the episode
English dub changes
Note: All characters are listed in order of their first appearances in the episode. The time they appear is the time from the Japanese dub..
- Peter Fernandez: Speed Racer, Racer X
- Jack Grimes: Sparky, Chim Chim
- Jack Curtis: Pops Racer, Inspector Detector
- Corinne Orr: Trixie, Spritle Racer, Mom Racer