Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Racing porkers take the plunge at Baddest BBQ event in Pinellas 06/13/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 13, 2014 10:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Storm routs Cleveland

    Storm

    TAMPA — Alvin Ray Jackson intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and recovered two fumbles as the Storm routed Cleveland 57-27 Saturday night in its home regular-season finale at Amalie Arena.

  2. Miscue sends Rays to another stinging loss to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays gave away DJ Kitty onesies Saturday night. Then they gave away the game.

    Rays centerfielder Mallex Smith misses a drive hit by Adrian Beltre with two outs in the sixth, allowing the tying runs to score. Beltre puts Texas ahead 4-3 when he scores after two wild pitches.
  3. Rowdies shut out Charleston

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rowdies know a thing or two about stalemates, with five of their past 10 games ending in a draw.

    Rowdies in the first half during the game between Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Charleston Battery at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jul 22, 2017.
  4. 13-year-old Janessa's father holds memorial service at Rogers Middle School

    Crime

    RIVERVIEW — About 100 people sat in the tile-floored multipurpose room Saturday at Rodgers Middle School where Janessa Shannon once sat as a student.

    A mourner embraces Nahshon Shannon after the memorial service for Nahshon’s daughter, Janessa, Saturday at Rodgers Middle School in Riverview.
  5. Trump: Aircraft carrier a symbol of America's might (w/video)

    Politics

    NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

    President Donald Trump commissions the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday in Norfolk, Va.