We just learned that Figure-Eight School Bus Racing is a thing and now we’re officially obsessed.
This clip is a trailer for the documentary SMASH: Motorized Mayhem, which delves deep into the small town sport of Figure-Eight School Bus Racing.
In a small town, tucked deep in the “real” Florida, a group of blue-collar folks gather to participate in a bi-annual wild event: Figure-8 School Bus Racing! Nineteen full-sized school buses pack a puny 3.8 mile figure-8 track and race twenty harrowing laps to crown a victor. The story follows three drivers and the track promoter during a three-week intensive push to prepare for race night. This film showcases these men in an authentic reality that thrusts the viewer into their world. Their knowledge of mechanics, coupled with a strong work ethic, rival the best in any automotive field. Smash is an engaging, humorous film, clearly demonstrating that real life is more entertaining than any fiction.