Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" is terribly misappropriated as background music for this race. They probably blew their whole ASCAP budget for the season with this scene. Exposition Boy totally flirts with Derek. Derek fantasizes about taking his belt to him. The race starts. Jet sings. Tru has already found her way to Lakewood Cliffs, but from what I can tell, it's the last curve before the race ends, so it's only about 50 yards away. The cars race. Tru looks over the cliff. It's a cliff. It's a long way down. It resonates with cliffness. The guys race. Adam flicks some switch labeled "N2O," which I'm sure probably makes his car go faster. From my experience playing driving video games, you probably shouldn't be hitting your turbo button as you're going around the corner like Adam just did, because then you crash into the wall and flip over five times before magically appearing back in the middle of the track in a totally unharmed vehicle. This doesn't happen to Adam, however. Tru's brilliant idea to stop the wreck she thinks is about to happen is to walk out into the street (in slow motion) right as the cars approach Dead Teen's Curve in order to cause them to swerve. Fucking brilliant. They both have the presence of mind to swerve right, away from the cliff. Given that Adam merely has a learner's permit, she's lucky he didn't panic and swerve the wrong way, and then she would have been responsible for their deaths. Now that would make for an interesting episode -- Tru actually causing the deaths by trying to save them. But everybody's safe and Adam manages to win the race.
Cut to some post-race party, also in THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. Hey, maybe the reason the death rate has gone up at the morgue is because these kids all killed the adults in The Town, Children of the Corn-style. Adam and Tru are chatting. Adam can't believe Tru jumped out there like that. Tru has that smug smile she always has when she thinks she saved the day, even though we know she totally didn't because there's fifteen minutes left and THE CRASH HAPPENED AT NIGHT. Adam can't seem to find Amy. Tru says, "Here's a hint: Girls in the movies like guys for their cars. Girls in real life like guys for who they are." The Organization of Nice Guys Who Finish Last flips Tru a collective bird. Tru heads off, having "saved the day," and calls somebody on her cell phone to see what he or she is doing right now.