- "They have podracing on Malastare. Very fast, very dangerous."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Podracing was a dangerous racing sport on planets such as Malastare and Tatooine. Racers could perform multiple laps on a particular race track, moving at dangerous and, at times, deadly speeds. The races were performed using craft known as Podracers or pods, which were small, one-man craft propelled by large engines. Races could then be projected in entertainment establishments throughout the galaxy.
During the Trade Federation invasion of Naboo, Anakin Skywalker won the Boonta Eve Classic on Tatooine, securing his freedom from a life of slavery. Betting on the races was a popular pass-time with many of the watchers on Tatooine and it was through Qui-Gon Jinn's bet with Watto that Skywalker would win the race that Skywalker was freed.
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