Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's time again for the annual illegal Hazzard County Derby, staged (as usual) by the redoubtable Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke). Through a series of unforseen circumstances, the Duke boys are forced to race against each other, with Bo (John Schneider) in the "General Lee" and Luke (Tom Wopat) commanding the car owned by the incapacitated Cooter (Ben Jones). Unfortunatley, the fine print in the race contract decrees that the losers must forfeit their cars to Boss Hogg--and since he is deeply in debt to Chickasaw County bookie Ma Harper (Fran Ryan), Boss has taken plenty of precautions to make sure he can cheat himself to the finish line. This is the episode in which the "General Lee" takes the final lap of the race in reverse!