Sparky Sparks has been holding armadillo races since 1984 he's held his races at corporate conventions, outdoor festivals, Texas theme parties, and business grand openings. He now holds them close to his heart. His armadillos have been seen on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. His races have taken place in hotels, restaurants, bars, convention centers, back yards and parking lots from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Austin has its Armadillo world headquarters and Sparky Sparks has his. You can decide which is the real deal. We had a chance to catch up with him as he was preparing for a race.