Whole Hog Challenge – Florida

Tom Cavalli with Kind Richard Petty and two other men at Whole Hog Challenge

Won at Daytona to compete in the finals in Miami

This is one of the weirder trips I have ever won. When I was at Daytona Speedway on another trip win. I signed up for a chance to take part in a rib eating contest. Ten people would be selected at random to eat 8 ribs as fast as possible. First person done would win a trip to Miami-Homestead for the final NASCAR race and a chance to compete against other winners for the Ultimate Champion.

I received a text around Noon on Sunday that if I could be at the booth around 315pm, I was selected to compete. I quickly did a google search to see how to eat ribs fast and stumbled upon Matt Stonie and his techniques. Sure enough, eight ribs later I was headed to Miami.

After I won, I had to do interviews and take photos with Richard Petty and Aric Almirola. This was a very fun contest that I had serious doubts if I even should have entered.

The finals in Miami, I did not even come close to winning. I had seen the times of others and we had to eat about 40 slices of bacon the fastest. Within the first few seconds, I knew I would have no chance of beating the person next to me, so I just enjoyed the competition, the race and the rest of the trip. It was a very unique experience.

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