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Pumpkins go ballistic at New Hampshire racetrack

In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, Chuck Willard, of Hancock, N.H., works the controls on his pumpkin thrower "Tired Iron"in Loudon, N.H. Months of welding discarded iron, his contraption catapults a 9-pound pumpkin almost half a mile. Sixteen teams competed at the grounds of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for bragging rights. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
October 16, 2016 - 10:59 AM

LOUDON, N.H. - Pumpkins were going ballistic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend.

Teams from as far away as Virginia came to the race track to use trebuchets, catapults and air guns to launch the fall fruit, some of which made a gourd-geous arc across the New Hampshire sky.

While the pumpkins were the featured item, they were not only things which were being projected across the speedway.

Other acts of wanton destruction for general amusement included large, crane-like launchers to throw cars, motorcycles and pianos.

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