Jim Reeves Takes Newnan Georgia Nathan's Spot

The heat was a major factor in the Newnan, GA, Nathan's Famous qualifier, suppressing numbers and forcing some eaters to push back from the table. But Jim Reeves gutted it out for a big win with 22 HDBs in 10 minues.

Allan Goldstein, visibly affected by the 90-degree heat, place second with 20, and multiple eaters, including Damien Boynkin and Rick Petralia, ate 11 for a third-place tie.

The event took place amid a bustling retail fair at Junction Lanes and was aired live on 92.5 The Bear, Georgia's top country station.