The Sting-Ray (a.k.a. Scorpion) paralyzes Sheriff Brooks and Clay Riley and takes the money raised for the local school at a dance at Carter Slade's ranch. The Ghost Rider tries to catch him but is stopped by the Sheriff and his posse. The next day the Sheriff meets with local businessmen and decides to go after the Ghost Rider again. Unfortunately, the local druggist is really the Sting-Ray and uses the opportunity to kidnap Natalie. The Ghost Rider rescues her but is almost shot by the Sheriff when leaving. The Tarantula stops him and pretends that he is working with the Night Rider.