The twelve contestants start together on a 10-foot high starting platform. 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 rotating sweeper arms. 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.