How many inches of tubular beef do you need to swallow to win $1,000? Approximately 66. That's how much the winner of Sonic's hot dog eating contest ate in 5 minutes.

It was national hot dog day yesterday and to celebrate Sonic did the most American thing ever. They held an eating contest. Out of 11 contestants the winner, Matt "The Mouthful" Ellison, ate 11 regular 6 inch dawgs. Buns and all. It was enough to score him a smooth grand.

FMX even had our own contestant in the event. Jeremiah "Cannibal" Tagle performed quite admirably and tied for 3rd. Good enough to score $50!

Here are some pics from the meat carnage.