Monday, July 5, 2010

kc sprint championships

Race Director Scott Mansker takes advantage of a quiet pre-race moment to tell the assembled crowd a fish story.

The Mann family, Joe (rear left with white ballcap), Grandpa Hoot, and Grandson Frank took top style points by winning 2 divisions with 3 generations of racers.

Women's solo division winners. Left to right in 1st,2nd,and 3rd were: Katie Pfefferkorn, Shannon Twenter, and Barbara Stoppelmoor.

This was a tough landing in high water.

Well worth the price of this downriver run was a trip back to Kaw Point in Race Organizer Russ Payzant's beautifully restored 1950's era cabin cruiser.

corny hot dog contest

Perhaps the only thing more ridiculous than cramming more than 50 hot dogs down your pie hole in less than 10 minutes is the fact that during yesterday's Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest, the organizers had 4-time former champion, Takeru Kobayashi, hauled away from Coney Island in handcuffs. The reason? Kobay, as his devoted fans call him, refused to sign a contract with Major League Eating–the "official sponsor" of the event. Well, ain't that America, home of the free?

If that isn't real enough for you then how a wi game devoted to competitive eating. Ready to barf yet?