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The Galactic Cup Swoop Race Begins in Mos Entha, Tatooine

April 8, 2012

Reporters Daana Kira and Rakiko Lowtide attended the first circuit of the Galactic Swoop Race. GNN is a big sponsor of the race with Daana working with system race officials to produce the event and Rakiko competeing.

On another blistering hot day under the Tatooine suns, the first leg of the Galactic Cup swoop race took place in the canyons near the cities of Mos Taike and Mos Entha in an area known as the Krayth Graveyard. Hosted by Minx Bade in conjunction with GNN and the Leviathan Consortium, racers took to the hot sands to race for glory. Several spectators attended the races, including Jengaz and Belutric the Hutt, who was relaxing after a successful fashion show and several other prominent individuals.

Racers line up at the second race of the Mos Entha circuit

The Galactic cup will span across several systems and locations through out the galaxy, with racers receiving points for each race they compete in. Once the race tour is completed the racers scores will be tallied from all the races to determine the winner of the Galactic Cup.Updated scores and winners of each local race will be available at a special holonet channel. In addition each race will be split into two throughout the event to maximize the number of racers to compete, with times determining the number of points gained. So racers will not have only the thrill of trying to win the local race but also the accomplishment of gaining points for the entire cup.

The first race of the day came down to three competitors; Nora Saria, Rakiko Lowtide, and Kooze who unfortunately experienced a devastating crash. Miss Saria also competed in the second race of the day though received no further points after winning the first race. Mag, Kaelinn X and Prince Melachial also placed in the second race earning points towards the Cup. Nora Saria seems to be a favorite to win the cup bringing in the fastest times of the day, while making the whole affair look as easy as a lazy stroll through the meadows of Naboo. Rakiko had a bit more problem controlling what is essentially and engine with a chair on it, but was able to push through and come out second. As the racers get used to the machines and the whole competition, scores and times should tighten up as the Galactic Cup progresses.

As we leave the overbearing warmth of the Tatooine suns, the second stage of the Galactic Cup will take place on the much cooler system of Onderon, where a special track has been built to host the event. It should be a fun and exciting day so GNN will see you at the races.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

Testing the track before the races.

  1. April 8, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    *smiles, taking a drink of her Hoth Chocolate* “I would like to thank Minx Bade, Jengaz, Belutric and the people of Mos Entha for making the opening heat of the Galactic Swoop Cup a complete success. Congrats to all the winners and I’ll see you on Onderon for the next heat”

  2. Sha'ira
    April 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    ((These races were a great idea!))

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