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Racing porkers take the plunge at Baddest BBQ event in Pinellas

LARA CERRI | Times

Pigs belly flop into the pool during a race at the Baddest BBQ on the Bone and Fishing Slam at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina on Thursday. Randy and Sharon Ross brought their Paddling Porker Show in which pigs race along a track and dive into a 24-foot-long pool called the hogwash. The winner gets an Oreo cookie. The event also includes barbecue, a kids zone and a fishing tournament. The porcine speedsters race again today at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. Parking and shuttles are available at Madeira Beach Fundamental School. See video at tampabay.com/video.

Pigs belly flop into the pool during a pig race at the Baddest BBQ on the Bone and Fishing Slam Thursday June 12, 2014 at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina, 565 150th Avenue. Randy and Sharon Ross brought their Paddling Porker Show where pigs race on the track and dive into a 24 foot swimming pool called the hogwash. The prize is an Oreo cookie. The event also includes BBQ, a kids zone, and a fishing tournament. The tournament weigh-in starts at noon. The porcine speedsters will race again Saturday at 1 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM. and 8 PM. Free parking and shuttles are available at Madeira Beach Middle School.

LARA CERRI | Times

Pigs belly flop into the pool during a pig race at the Baddest BBQ on the Bone and Fishing Slam Thursday June 12, 2014 at the Madeira Beach Municipal Marina, 565 150th Avenue. Randy and Sharon Ross brought their Paddling Porker Show where pigs race on the track and dive into a 24 foot swimming pool called the hogwash. The prize is an Oreo cookie. The event also includes BBQ, a kids zone, and a fishing tournament. The tournament weigh-in starts at noon. The porcine speedsters will race again Saturday at 1 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM. and 8 PM. Free parking and shuttles are available at Madeira Beach Middle School.

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