The Alternative 2000 race is about to begin, and Devon asks Michael to join as a driver in order to flush out the saboteur. Intrigued by the idea of racing K.I.T.T. against vehicles powered by fuels as diverse as moonshine and solar energy, Michael agrees, and is soon pursued by an aggressive young photojournalist, Liberty Cox. Liberty's attentions turn out to be both helpful and harmful -- while providing Michael with insight and information about the drivers, she also manages to get caught eavesdropping on a conversation between the race director and the head of the cable television company covering the event. Liberty learns that the shortage accidents were staged for the benefit of exciting television coverage, but before she can alert Michael, she is kidnapped. In a dazzling display of K.I.T.T.'s special infrared tracking scope and Turbo boost, Michael rescues Liberty, captures the saboteurs, and wins the race!