Booker Takes Seaport Qualifier

Eric Badlands Booker ate 30.5 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes at New York City's South Street Seaport to win the Nathan's Famous qualifier for a seat in Coney Island.

Booker was cheered by the audience of 500, many of whom knew of his eating and rapping exploits. Booker tied his personal best of 30.5 and positioned himself among the top eaters for the Fourth.