Recently I was watching a documentary on "Great Old Amusement Parks" because… well, why wouldn't you want to know more about the great old parks?
One segment that caught my attention in particular was Belmont Park in San Diego. I was drawn to a story that took place there. Way back in 1998 there was a well-publicized radio station event held on one of Belmont's roller coasters: the second "Whirl 'til you hurl" contest (apparently the first contest was successful enough to warrant a follow-up).
Instead of summarizing it myself, I thought I'd present John Wilkens' 2007 excerpt as a basic synopsis: