Tone founded the Teku team, and begun to have a fierce rivalry with the Metal Maniacs team. One day when he was racing Tork Maddox, his car crashed and blew up, killing him. After this event, Tone only appears in flashbacks to guide Nolo during races. Nolo finds his advice to be very helpful, and it sometimes even wins him the race. Although his brother took up leadership of the Teku, Nolo only has a rivalry with Tork, because he blames him for Tone's death. This has gotten him in trouble many times, and even almost hurt or killed a few times. But after much reflection and talking with Karma, Nolo realized that the crash was in fact Tone's own fault, and that he drifted too much, trying to "show off" as Karma said.
- The only car we see Tone driving was the Synkro, which crashed and blew up at the beginning of the Ignition movie. However, it would be repaired and driven by Nolo until The Speed of Silence, where it was destroyed by a Sweeper in the Metro Realm.
- Tone actually inspired Nolo to win the Swamp Realm. Nolo, in a flashback, remembers the advice that Tone gave him: When Nolo asks him how he is a great racer, Tone tells him, "You gotta stay in the groove."