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Pumpkins go ballistic at New Hampshire racetrack

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(AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, Eric Ludlam, from Framingham, Mass. pulls the trigger on his pumpkin thrower "Mista Ballista" in Loudon, N.H. A design from a 400 BC rock thrower tosses a pumpkin more than 1,000 feet. Sixteen... (AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, Eric Ludlam, from Framingham, Mass. pulls the trigger on his pumpkin thrower "Mista Ballista" in Loudon, N.H. A design from a 400 BC rock thrower tosses a pumpkin more than 1,000 feet. Sixteen...
(AP Photo/Jim Cole). 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... (AP Photo/Jim Cole). 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...
(AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, spectators watch pumpkins get launched jingo the sky during the "Extreme Chunkin" contest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, spectators watch pumpkins get launched jingo the sky during the "Extreme Chunkin" contest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
(AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, an air cannon launches a pumpkin during the "Extreme Chunkin" pumpkin launching contest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, an air cannon launches a pumpkin during the "Extreme Chunkin" pumpkin launching contest at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
(AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, dentist Steve Seigars from Greenfield, N.H. gets ready to catapult a pumpkin from his contraption "Yankee Siege II" during a pumping launching contest at New Hampshire Motor Speeday in Loudon,... (AP Photo/Jim Cole). In this Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 photo, dentist Steve Seigars from Greenfield, N.H. gets ready to catapult a pumpkin from his contraption "Yankee Siege II" during a pumping launching contest at New Hampshire Motor Speeday in Loudon,...

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — 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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