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Pig-n-Ford races in Oregon

The photographer: Keegan Morris of Sacramento

Behind the lens: In mid-August, the Tillamook County Fair featured the 92nd annual Pig-n-Ford races in Tillamook, Ore. A local tradition, contestants line up on the outside edge of the track. At the starting pistol, they run to grab their pig from their box, spin around to run to their car to crank-start the engine, then slip into the car with the pig held tight, and start driving. Drivers must complete three laps and pigs are exchanged after each lap. Racers must hold onto their pigs or they are disqualified. Two heats are raced each night with the final race being held on the last night of the Fair for the coveted title Pig-n-Ford World Champion.


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