Gentlemen, start your Cucurbita pepo. When it comes down to integrity, true athleticism, and finely honed skill, no sport can compare to the true 'Sport of Kings' - pumpkin racing.

Not since professional wrestling made its way to Saturday afternoon television has the public witnessed the athletic prowess and determination shown by these world-class athletes.

These pumpkins weigh in at 1,000 pounds. Oddly enough, once hollowed out, they make for excellent flotation devices. Add a plastic oar, and you have a sporting event matched by none.