Anyone who has ever sat trackside at a racing event knows full well the thrill and excitement that descends not only on the racers, but the spectators as well when the cars come speeding around a corner. But what happens when the cars do a figure-8 for three hours and try not to hit each other?

What happens is pure unadulterated chaos and adrenaline. These are the hair-raising opening laps from this year’s World Figure-8 Enduro competition at the Indianapolis Speedrome. This is a nerve-wracking spectacle and if you think we’re lying, you can hear the shrieking of a worried woman over the roaring cars in the video, which impressive and just a little scary.