There are two ways to win a race - be the first, or be the only one.
Based in a futuristic America, the player races on various tracks across the country for money, which can be spent on armour, weapons and other modifications to protect and use against the competition.
Starting off with a small amount of money, the player chooses from one of three cars (either high speed, high firepower or heavily-armoured) and begins racing against other drivers. For each item you can buy, there are three variants - small/ineffective, medium/good and of course large/best.
Source: Wikipedia, "Death track", available under the CC-BY-SA License.