Back from commercials, the pinks learn that New York has its advantages, including its three airports. As it happens, there is a flight out of Newark at 7:00, which is the same time the flight leaves from JFK, but they'll have to hustle to get there. They get a cab. And...the trip from JFK to Newark in a cab is not cheap. It's interesting that they could spare that kind of money so soon after they were mugged of their cash. Out at the departure gate at JFK, the other teams take note that the pinks have vanished, and they wonder what the women might be up to. When the pinks get to Newark, they're ticketed on the flight, and it indeed is scheduled to land in Phoenix at 9:20, the same time the other teams are scheduled to land. Both flights leave at 7:00 AM, with the JFK teams hoping the pinks haven't found something better but having no idea where they are. At 8:00, the Linzes leave Atlanta for Phoenix. Phil explains, with the assistance of the depressing domestic version of the Amazing Yellow Line, that the teams are all headed for Phoenix. He reminds us again that when they land, they'll choose a marked car and head for the go-kart school. It's a real hoot, incidentally, watching an entire season that's made up of things you might see the wacky sportscaster on your local news do as filler on nights when there are no games to cover.
We are transported to Phoenix, home of (1) horses; (2) cacti; and (3) being really fucking hot. The surprising development comes when the Godlewskis land first at 8:35 AM, having gotten in a full 45 minutes early. They find their Yukon. "Oh, man, it's hotter than snot," someone comments. Seriously. I've visited family in Tucson, and "hotter than snot" really doesn't begin to describe it out there. For one thing, snot isn't nearly arid enough to describe the way that all moisture you have ever known in your life instantly drains from your body the minute you get off the plane. It's like, "Welcome to Arizona: The Dry As A Wafer State." The pinks get directions on the way out of the airport, and they take I-10 toward Tucson. They're very pleased to have seen that the cars were all there, meaning they got to town in first place.