James tells us that Laterrian and Emily will be driving for the RR team in this race. Jamie tells us that he and Syrus will be driving for the RW team. Dan voice-overs that Jamie can get in and out of the car really quickly, which will save them time. Danny waves a flag, and Laterrian and Jamie run to their cars. Syrus explains that each driver has to put on a jumpsuit, helmet, and shoes before taking off. Julie voice-overs that the team that crosses the finish line first gets a hundred points. The other team gets one point deducted for every second it's behind. The two cars take off. Jamie says that Laterrian is "right on [his] ass." Kameelah voice-overs that they need Jamie and Syrus to drive like they have never driven before. Wouldn't that mean they drive badly? I would expect someone who has never driven before to be terrible. James tells his teammates to be ready to hop over the wall for the pit stop. The two cars pull into the pit at about the same time, and the two teams go to work. Julie explains that the pit crew needs to "jack up the car, change the tires, and wash the window, before the next driver can get in and take off." Again -- I really wouldn't be comfortable with these people changing my tires. I guess they probably have supervision. It looks like the RR team finishes first, but as Syrus and Emily hop in for the next leg, Syrus takes off first. Apparently, Emily and Laterrian had some trouble closing the driver-side window, which delayed them. Emily stalls when she tries to take off, but eventually gets it in gear (both figuratively and literally). In an interview, Michelle says that she's nervous because Syrus is pretty far ahead. Syrus says something about being in third gear and deciding to go for fourth. I guess that made him go too fast, because he goes off the track a little bit, but eventually gets straightened out.
Emily voice-overs that she was behind, but that it didn't look like she was more than fifteen seconds behind, so she took her time. Dude, why take chances? I would go as fast I could and still keep control of the car. Susie wonders why Emily is braking, and thinks Emily should go faster. In an interview, Laterrian says, "We said drive conservative. We didn't say Driving Miss Daisy." Heh. Some guy tells Rebecca that they are twelve seconds behind. In an interview, Rebecca says that she was a "panic case," begging Syrus to make up the additional three seconds. Syrus crosses the finish line, and then they have to wait for Emily to finish. Kameelah voice-overs that they are all "holding [their] breath and freaking out." It's difficult to do both those things at the same time, you know. I'm surprised that wasn't one of the extreme challenges this season. Patting your head and rubbing your stomach, and then walking and chewing gum could have followed it. Except that Susie probably would have needed additional instruction, and even then, James and Laterrian would have to walk her through it.