In Cars, Doc challenged Lightning McQueen to a race 1 lap around Willy's Butte. If Lightning wins, he will leave, and Doc will fix the road. If Doc wins, Lightning will fix the road Doc's way. The race started with Lightning getting a fast start, but Doc stood at the starting line for a while. He said that he got a poor start, but better late than never. He asks Mater to come with him. Mater, not knowing what Doc was up to, followed him. Lightning was about to take the 2nd turn, but he lost control and fell into the cactus patch. Doc won the race, and Mater towed Lightning out. Now Lightning had to clean up the old road and make a new one.
In the middle of the night, Lightning ran out of pavement from Bessie, so he asks Sheriff if he could come to Willy's Butte to practice the turn. He tried several times, but kept losing control. The next day, Doc came to Willy's Butte, where Lightning was still practicing the turn. Doc asks Sheriff to get a quart of oil at Flo's while he keeps an eye on him. Doc gave Lightning some advice about taking the turn, "turn right to go left." Lightning tried that, but he kind of misunderstood Doc. He literally turned right, and still crashed into the cactus patch.
- Willy's Butte is actually huge because in Cars: The Video Game, there are many places you can go. But that may not be true because video games can have a lot of fake facts about the movie like for example: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Video Game.
- Willy's Butte resembles the landmark of Mexican Hat, Utah, but also resembles a classic Pontiac hood ornament.