The story starts in California. After breaking out of a Mexican prison, he and his friend Juan (and fellow prisonmate) make it to Los Angeles. There, they find Juan's old friend Luis Custodio (also known as L.C.), who is the head of the Los Matadores gang. While fighting the rival Locos Muertos, he meets. L. C.'s friend El Toro, a troubled woman named Latisha, and a racer named Michelle. After El Toro is gravely injured, he and Juan move to Latisha, meeting a second racer B-Boy, and a gang boss Dilla.