Dark Corners of the Galaxy
Galactic Times Issue 1181 Swoops Week
SwoopStorm 5000 Heading into Semi-Finals!
As SwoopStorm 5000 heads into semi-finals the body count continues to rise. In the quarterfinals this week one rider lost his life on Tattooine attempting to thread the needle on the Beggar’s Canyon course. On Nar Shadda two swoops exploded trying to squeeze past the laser trip wire short cut and another rider was severely injured when his swoop succumbed to magnetic destabilizers. Rescue workers were able to prevent any deaths on the Manaan course taking place in the heart of the famous Manaan hundred year storm. A rancor was let loose in the Onderon course which while failing to ensnare any victims directly did cause three swoop racers to panic and fly off course, disqualifying them from participating in the semi-finals in two weeks.
This years semi-finals will take place in the ruins of Telos IV as well as Raxas Prime with the final destination course still being kept secret from the general public. As always the SwoopStorm 5000 final is a major holonetwork draw and is perhaps the most widely viewed broadcast in the galaxy. This years projections indicate it will be watched by a record number of viewers Galaxy wide.