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The Boonta Eve Classic is a fictional racing tournament in the Star Wars universe. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A race is a competition of speed. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ...

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Sebulba operating his pod racer during the tournament.
Sebulba operating his pod racer during the tournament.

It is the largest annual Podrace held on the planet of Tatooine hosted by the Hutts to commemorate the Boonta Eve holiday. It is held outside the city of Mos Espa, the Boonta race course started in the Mos Espa Grand Arena. There, thousands of spectators would congregate, hoping to see their favored racer win, to catch a glimpse of a spectacular collision, or to win a fortune gambling on the race's outcome. Fode and Beed were the announcers for the Boonta Eve Classic. File links The following pages link to this file: Sebulba ... File links The following pages link to this file: Sebulba ... Sebulba is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... Podracing is a fictional concept in the Star Wars universe. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction). ... Jabba the Hutt. ... This is a list of cities and towns in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Fode and Beed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Ceremony

The formal race ceremony starts with a parade of flag-bearers; each carried a racer's distinctive emblem, and lined up before the starting grid. Once the bearers cleared the grid, the Podracers' massive engines would roar to life demonstating the anxiety of the racers to start.


Racing Course

The Mos Espa course starts off into the Starlite Flats, a stretch of desert considered the easy stretch of the race due to its little amount of obstacle and more space. After the Starlite Flats, the racers enter a curving canyon cutting through the Waldo Flats wide enough for only one pod racer. The canyon then opens up into the Mushroom Mesa, a rocky expanse dominated by immense bulbous rock formations. The Metta Drop, a sudden escarpment, then dropps the racers onto Ebe Crater Valley, where they again the racers have to navigate a narrow opening (the Notch) to enter into Beggar's Canyon.


The race then continued onto a length of desert plains abutting the Dune Sea. One of the most hazardous areas, Arch Canyon forced pilots to maneuver through stone wickets before entering another series of canyons, including the Whip, Jag Crag Gorge, and the subterranean Laguna Caves. Emerging from the caves, the pilots careened through the tight Canyon Dune Turn, known to be a campsite for vengeful Tusken Raiders. Afterwards the racers had to dodge the rocky obstacles in Bindy Bend before entering the last stretch of canyon, which included the Coil, Jett's Chute and the Corkscrew. A Tusken Raider Tusken Raiders (or Sand People) are fictional creatures in the Star Wars saga. ...


Exiting the Corkscrew via the Devil's Doorknob, the pilots emerged onto the Hutt Flats, a broad featureless expanse that led back to the arena. This entire circuit represented one lap, and the Boonta Eve Classic required three laps for completion.


Appearance

The Boonta Eve Classic tournament appeared in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ...


During the events precipitating the Battle of Naboo, young Anakin Skywalker decided to participate in the race. Sponsored by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin entered his custom-built Podracer into the competition. Anakin odds of winning favored the popular former champion Sebulba but Anakin apparent use of the Force helped him win the race. Winning the race also granted Anakin freedom freedom from slavery. The Battle or Invasion of Naboo refers to a pre-Clone Wars conflict in the fictional Star Wars universe that occurred on the peaceful planet Naboo shortly after the Invasion of Theed (Naboos capital city) in which the organisation called the Trade Federation sent an army of battle droids... Anakin Skywalker (41 BBY – 4 ABY) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn & his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. ... Qui-Gon Jinn (? – 32 BBY) is a Jedi Master, the mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobi and is losely known as The Exile in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords video game. ... Sebulba is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... It has been suggested that Chattel slavery be merged into this article or section. ...


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Boonta Eve Classic at AllExperts (594 words)
The Boonta Eve Classic is a fictional racing tournament in the Star Wars universe.
It is the largest annual Podrace held on the planet of Tatooine hosted by the Hutts to commemorate the Boonta Eve holiday.
Fode and Beed were the announcers for the Boonta Eve Classic.
Boonta Eve Classic - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki - A Wikia wiki (1240 words)
The Boonta Eve Classic was the largest annual Podrace in The Galaxy.
Held on the planet of Tatooine, it was hosted by the Hutts to commemorate the Boonta Eve holiday.
During the events precipitating the Battle of Naboo, young Anakin Skywalker participated in a fateful Boonta Eve Classic race.
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