Star Wars: Shards
Podracing is a popular sport – especially in the less-developed regions of the galaxy – and is one of the most dangerous sports ever invented. Racers losing their lives during competitions is commonplace.
Podracers are small, one-man repulsorcraft, composed of an anti-gravity pod propelled by one or more pairs of large turbine engines. The engines are not physically connected to each other, being linked instead by power couplings consisting of plasma discharges. The engines are connected to the pods themselves by means of long, Steelton cables.