|Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY|
Won by Anakin Skywalker
The Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY was a podrace commemorating the Boonta's Eve. The event was hosted by Jabba Desilijic Tiure and commentated by Fodesinbeed, and held at Mos Espa Grand Arena at Tatooine.
|Aldar Beedo||The Glymphid from Ploo II||First row||Finished third|
|Ratts Tyerell||The Aleena from Aleen||First row||Crashed in the first lap and died|
|Sebulba||The Dug from Malastare||First row||Crashed in the third lap|
|Mawhonic||The Gran from Hok||First row||Crashed in the first lap|
|Dud Bolt||The Vulptereen from Vulpter||Second row||Crashed in the third lap|
|Anakin Skywalker||The Human from Tatooine||Second row||Finished first|
|Clegg Holdfast||The Nosaurian from New Plympto||Second row||Crashed in the second lap|
|Ebe E. Endocott||The Triffian from Triffis||Third row||Finished fourth|
|Gasgano||The Xexto from Troiken||Third row||Finished second|
|Boles Roor||The Sneevel from Sneeve||Third row||Finished sixth|
|Teemto Pagalies||The Veknoid from Moonus Mandel||Third row||Crashed in the second lap|
|Elan Mak||The Fluggrian from Ploo IV||Fourth row||Finished fifth|
|Mars Guo||The Phuii from Phu||Fourth row||Crashed in the second lap|
|Ark "Bumpy" Roose||The Nuknog from Sump||Fourth row||Crashed in the third lap|
|Neva Kee||The Xamster from Xagobah||Fifth row||Vanished during the second lap|
|Wan Sandage||The Devlikk from Ord Radama||Fifth row||Crashed in the third lap|
|Ody Mandrell||The Er'Kit from Tatooine||Fifth row||Engine blew up during a pit stop|
|Ben Quadinaros||The Toong from Tund||Fifth row||Power coupling malfunctioned|
|Xelbree||Unknown||Unknown||Crashed in the first lap|
Prelude to the RaceEdit
Only a few days before, Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi had to land the royal starship of Queen Padme Amidala on the planet of Tatooine. After discovering that the only way to obtain a replacement hyperdrive generator was to pay with Tatooine currency, Jinn found the young boy Anakin Skywalker in Watto's shop. Jinn met Anakin's mother, Shmi, and Anakin eagerly offered to use his podracer in the race, to obtain the parts needed for the Naboo ship, if he won.
Qui-Gon also worked out a deal, that if Anakin won the race, he would have his freedom.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization, written by Terry Brooks and published just before the release of the film in 1999 states that racers Obitoki, Habba Kee, and Xelbree competed in this race. In the novel, Obitoki and Habba Kee die in a crash caused by Sebulba and they appear in the script in the same context, but neither makes an appearance in the film itself. Additionally, Episode I: Incredible Cross-Sections establishes that eighteen racers qualified and competed in the Boonta Eve Classic, but these three are not on the provided list. This article thereby treats Obitoki's appearance in the novel as ambiguously canonical. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia was released in 2008. Its entry on Obitoki confirms the existence of Kee and Obitoki and their crash, but it leaves the wreck's occurrence during the Boonta and their deaths ambiguous. Xelbree also received a mention in that reference book.
- Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace: Illustrated Screenplay
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (reference book)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- 'The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (children's book)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 3 (remake)
- ↑ Vanished during second lap. Presumed dead.
- ↑ Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace: Illustrated Screenplay