The Orleon Belt Grand Slalom Finals was an asteroid slalom race that occurred during the early reign of the Galactic Empire. An undetected stone mite infestation resulted in several racers and their vehicles being devored during the race, an event witnessed by the many horrified viewers watching live from around the galaxy. The tragedy caused bookings for asteroid slalom events to plummet and resulted in the end of the sport's heightened popularity.
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The Orleon Belt Grand Slalom Finals was first mentioned in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections, which was written by Jason Fry. The race shares its name with the Star Wars Legends planet Orleon, which was shown to be heavily infested with stone mites in the 1979 comic Star Wars 28: What Ever Happened to Jabba the Hut?.