- "Well, it looks like Quadinaros is having engine trouble also."
- ―Fodesinbeed Annodue
The BT310 quadra-Podracer was a model of podracer manufactured by Balta-Trabaat that had four engines. In the year 32 BBY, the inexperienced Toong podracing pilot Ben Quadinaros rented a hastily put together BT310 for use in the Boonta Eve Classic, an annual podrace hosted on the planet Tatooine by the Hutts to commemorate the Boonta Eve holiday. However, the quadra-Podracer suffered from an engine malfunction that caused it to stall on the starting grid. When its engines did ignite, the BT310's power couplings shorted out, causing them to break loose and blast off in all directions of Mos Espa Grand Arena, destroying the podracer. Despite this, Quadinaros continued piloting a BT30 and was depicted using one in The Sport's Greatest Rivalry, a poster pitting him against his arch-rival, Sebulba.
Quadinaros piloted a BT310 during the 29th Annual Bricklayers' Classic on Tatooine; as he was about to win the race, its engines broke loose as a podracer piloted by Zander Freemaker collided with the quadra-Podracer, causing the Toong to lose.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "Ben Quadinaros, in the "Explode-At-The-Starting-Line-Mobile.""
- ―Fodesinbeed Annodue
The BT310 quadra-Podracer was created for the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. It was first identified in Ben Quadinaros's entry in the now-discontinued Encyclopedia on StarWars.com.
It is likely that the BT310's "quadra-Pod" racing engines factored in the naming of Ben Quadinaros. It was realized as a detailed concept model and then rendered as a computer-generated vehicle.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Rise of Clovis" (Appears on poster)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch" (Appears on poster)
- Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow (Appears on poster)
- Star Wars Rebels – "The Holocrons of Fate" (Appears on poster)
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Race on Tatooine"
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Exit from Endor"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as BT310 quadra-Podracer)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Star Pilot
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 17 (Weapons & Uniforms: Sebulba and Rival Pilots) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 45 (Databank A-Z: Petranaki Arena–Proton Torpedoes) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- Star Wars Search and Find Volume I