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The Overdrive is an obstacle which the twelve contestants emerging from the qualifier have to cross. This stunt and the Double Cross have replaced the Sweeper and King of the Mountain for season 3. The first six to cross Overdrive, move on to the next round.

The twelve contestants stand on a 10-foot-high starting platform as a steering wheel moves in a circular motion. They must enter the steering wheel on the green spot, exit off the red spot, and cross one of the three obstacles: the Unstable Table, the Banana Hammock, and the Spinning Green Ball to the finish platform. They also have to avoid the nasty yellow windshield wipers and four sweeper arms rotating in the opposite direction. If they wipeout or go under one of the sweeper arms, they must head back and start all over.

The Overdrive was first introduced in the Wipeout Blind Date episode, and then became a regular seen obstacle in season 3.