Name: Ben Quadinaros
Height: 1.63 meters
Eye color: Orange
Skin color: Yellow
Planetary Systems: 3D
Beast Riding: 3D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Repulsorlift Repair: 2D+2
Rented BT310 quadra-Podracer, Goggles, Street Clothes, Commlink, Datapad
FORCE SENSITIVE: N
FORCE POINTS 0
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 1
Description: Ben Quadinaros was an inexperienced Toong podracer pilot who raced on the amateur circuits before entering the Boonta Eve Classic podrace on the planet Tatooine in 32 BBY. He rented a BT310 quadra-Podracer for the competition, and prior to the race, he conversed with fellow racer Teemto Pagalies in the hangar of the Mos Espa Grand Arena. On the day of the race, Quadinaros waved to the cheering crowd as his name was announced by the race's commentator, Fodesinbeed Annodue; however, when the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure signaled for the competition to begin, Quadinaros' vehicle stalled on the starting grid.
The racer hammered his fists against his vehicle as a group of DUM-series pit droids attended to it, although to no avail. As the rest of the racers neared the end of their first lap, Quadinaros' engines finally ignited just as the vehicle's energy binders deactivated. The four engines thus flew free of the vehicle and exploded, leaving Quadinaros sat on the floor of the arena as other pilots raced past. Despite his embarrassing loss, Quadinaros persisted in podracing and was billed as the racer Sebulba's arch-nemesis on the poster The Sport's Greatest Rivalry during the Clone Wars.
Ben Quadinaros was a Toong male from the planet Tund in the Tund system who became a podracer. After racing on amateur circuits, he participated in the Boonta Eve Classic on the planet Tatooine, in the Grand Arena of the city Mos Espa. Despite being the least experienced racer taking part in the event, Quadinaros was rumored to be the one to watch. Prior to the race, Quadinaros spent time in the venue's hangar, where the BT310 quadra-Podracer that he had rented specially for the race was stored.
While in the hangar, Quadinaros walked past the Dug racer Sebulba as the latter received a massage from the Twi'lek slaves Ann and Tann Gella. After the pod of the human racer, Anakin Skywalker, was brought into the hangar, the Toong conversed with the Veknoid podracer Teemto Pagalies near the entrance to the building.
As the setup for the race began, Quadinaros' podracer was pulled from the hangar to the starting line by a dewback. The racer stood amongst his competitors' vehicles and smiled and waved to the crowd as the race's Troig commentator, Fodesinbeed Annodue, listed him first while announcing the participants. Once the participants had been introduced, each of their flags were carried in procession across the starting grid, including Quadinaros' flag, which consisted of five separate thin, triangular flags: the top two red; the bottom two orange; and the central flag yellow.
On Annodue's command, Quadinaros and the other racers started their engines as the race track was cleared of non-participants. When the event's host, crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, sounded the start of the race, Quadinaros' power couplings failed, which resulted in his engine malfunctioning and failing to ignite, causing the vehicle to stall. As other racers left the starting grid, Skywalker also encountered engine troubles, and as Annodue commented on the two racers stuck on the starting grid, four of the Toong's DUM-series pit droids raced out to aid him as he hammered his fists into the display screen of his podracer's cockpit.
As the rest of the racers passed through the Canyon Dune Turn, Quadinaros' pit droids left his pod and returned to the side of the race track. Despite their intervention, the BT310 suffered total breakdown and the power couplings deactivated before more pit droids, aiming to avoid collisions, could arrive and move the vehicle away from the starting grid.
The Toong cursed and continued to hammer on the podracer's display screen as the vehicle's energy binders switched off, meaning that when the vehicle's engine did suddenly ignite, all four of his engines detached from the vehicle's cockpit and flew off individually, exploding as they crashed into arena walls or the ground. Even as his pod slowly lowered to the ground, Quadinaros continued to curse and pound his fists into it until other racers reached the end of their first lap and rushed past him, prompting the Toong to duck and cover his head with his arms. Ultimately, Skywalker won the race and left Tatooine to join the Jedi Order.
Despite his embarrassing loss at the Boonta Eve Classic, Quadinaros persevered with the sport and was eventually billed as Sebulba's greatest rival. The Toong would go on to win the Boonta Eve Classic at some point before podracing became less popular on Tatooine. During the Republic Era, a sporting poster titled The Sport's Greatest Rivalry was produced under the name Codenka Mafurias, which, according to artist Janyor of the planet Bith, was presumably the alias of an art workshop bankrolled by Marlo the Hutt. The poster depicted Quadinaros as an underdog with Sebulba as his arch-rival, showing the Toong racing in a BT310 quadra-Podracer across a rocky landscape.
In 19 BBY, Skywalker, by then a Jedi Knight, had a copy of The Sport's Greatest Rivalry hung on the wall of his personal quarters in the Jedi Temple on the planet Coruscant. Later in the Clone Wars, an altered version of the poster that only showed Quadinaros and his vehicle hung in Galactic Republic clone trooper barracks in Fort Anaxes on the world of Anaxes. In 2 BBY, Jedi Padawan Ezra Bridger also had the altered version of the poster on the wall of his cabin on the VCX-100 light freighter Ghost. In addition, Quadinaros was mentioned in an artist's journal, which was restored, expanded, and displayed at the Graf Archive at some point no earlier than 34 ABY.
Personality and traits
Ben Quadinaros was more comfortable on the amateur podracing circuits and was quite terrified of the Boonta Eve Classic, which he hoped would end a streak of bad luck. Despite Toongs being extremely timid by nature, he overcame his shyness to become a podracer and participate in the sport. The racer was short by Toong standards at 1.63 meters in height, but was the tallest entrant in the Boonta Eve Classic. He was innovative, pudgy, and comic-faced, with yellow skin and orange eyes. He had three antennas on top of his head and spoke in a language other than Galactic Basic Standard.
Skills and abilities
At the time of the Boonta Eve Classic, Quadinaros was a largely inexperienced rookie podracer but later came to be billed as rival to the famous podracer Sebulba.
Ben Quadinaros wore a gray bodysuit while participating in the Boonta Eve Classic and used a hastily put-together BT310 quadra-Podracer that he had rented specially for the race.