Fay has lost her father, and now she's not sure where her life is headed. Hoping that an impromptu road trip will help to set her mind straight, the adventurous young woman gasses up her muscle car and sets out on Route 66. Along the way Fay is challenged to a drag race on the open road. Just as she puts the pedal to the metal, however, her cherished car mysteriously breaks down. Now Fay is cash-strapped and stranded in a windblown desert town, desperate to keep driving but she has no means of repairing her car. Upon crossing paths with a neurotic, drug-addicted clown, Fay realizes she's trapped as her life becomes a living nightmare.