|Air Date||February 27, 1983|
Ponch and Bobby chase after car radio thieves and Ponch takes a big spill over a car and into a van. At the hospital, Bobby is pretty worried about Ponch but he comes out with just a broken left arm. Two weeks later, he's begging Getraer to let him work again. Getraer gives him light duty with the CHP Explorers (aka Brat Patrol). On patrol, Bruce witnesses a drug deal and chases after the dealer. He catches the dealer after he gets flat tires.
Back at Central, Getraer chews out Bruce for doing it solo and arresting without evidence. He assigns Bruce to assist Kathy in the follow up. Meanwhile, Ponch meets the rag-tag group of kids known as the Brat Patrol. After sending them home to get in uniform, they meet the LAPD Explorers and challenge them to a race. They lose. After they finish washing all the LAPD and CHP cars, Kathy and Bruce are out looking for the drug dealer. Later on, the Brat Patrol spots guys breaking into cars. Ponch and Bobby make the bust. Back at Central, the Brat Patrol wants more and listens to the LAPD on a scanner. They're spotted by the police and returned to Ponch.
Meanwhile, Bruce and Kathy bust the drug dealer. While the Brat Patrol is practicing, Ponch talks to C.T.'s mother to convince her to let C.T. stay an Explorer. When they meet the LAPD Explorers in a rematch of the relay race, Artie finishes just barely in front of the LAPD racer.
- Madlyn Rhue (as Mildred Sloane)
- Tammy Lauren as Becky Lou
- Keith Mitchell as Roland
- David Raynr as C.T.
- Stephen Sachs as Johnny
- Tina Gayle as Kathy Linahan
- Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Webster
- Marguerite DeLain as Mrs. Montgomery
- Christopher DeRose as Simpson
- Rosanna Locke as Linda
- Gary A. McMillan as Kelly
- Kathy Shower as Cindy
- Carson Sipes as Lester
- J. Brennan Smith as Gordo
- Executive Producer: Cy Chermak
- Supervising Producer: Paul Mason
- Produced By: Joseph Gunn and Donald L. Gold
- Written by: Joseph Gunn and Paul Mason
- Directed by: John Astin
- Executive Consultant: Rick Rosner
- Executive Story Consultant: Gerald Sanford
- Creative Consultant: Larry Mollin
- Associate Producer: Randall Torno
- Developed for television by: Paul Playdon
- Music by: Alan Silvestri
- Theme by: John Parker
- Music Supervisor: Harry V. Lojewski
- Director of Photography: Robert F. Sparks
- Art Director: Stephen Myles Berger
- Editor: Joe Morrisey
- Unit Production Manager: Steven P. Saeta
- First Assistant Director: Fred R. Wardell
- Second Assistant Director: David Newman
- Set Decorator: W. Joseph Kroesser
- Script Supervisor: Suzi Alter
- Production Consultant: Bill Udell
- Stunt Co-ordinator: Paul Nuckles
- Production Associate: Bonnie Jo Chermak
- Rerecorded at: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
- Sound: Harlan Riggs, M. Curtis Price, C.A.S.
- Wardrobe Supervisor: Shelly Levine
- Makeup: Richard Cobos, S.M.A., Jane Aull
- Hair Stylist: Don Lynch
- Sound Editor: Edward M. Osborne
- Music Editor: Tommy Carlin
- Motorcycles Furnished by: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
- Casting: Al Onorato, Jerry Franks
- With Appreciation to Glen B. Craig, Commissioner California Highway Patrol
- Filmed in METROCOLOR / Titles and Opticals MGM
- Rosner Television in association with MGM Television
- The opening scene where the thieves are stealing from parked cars was filmed at the Twin Oaks Shopping Center in Agoura Hills. The Safeway store is now Ralphs. View in Google Maps
- The parking lot where Bruce catches the drug dealer is now the location of the Sony Pictures Plaza. The other side of the parking lot was used by the bad guys to spy on the Freeway Angels in Day of the Robot. As Bruce pulls in, the post office across Culver Boulevard can be seen in the background. View in Google Maps
- Kathy Shower (Cindy) was Playboy Playmate of the Year 1986.
- Tammy Lauren (Becky Lou) appeared as Det. Maggie Sullivan in over 100 episodes of The Young and the Restless.
- Considering the problems it caused in the first race, Ponch still failed to teach the correct baton changing technique for relays.