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If All Goes Well, Los Angeles Will Soon Be Home to the World’s Longest Pizza

The pizza is being constructed on a racetrack in Fontana

2016’s longest pizza in Italy
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

If you’re really, really bored on Saturday, June 10, you might consider booking a trip out to Fontana, California to see if the United States can bring home the title as the home of the world’s longest pizza, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Yes that’s a real achievement, and yes, America plays to win.

According to the folks behind the quest (that would be, along with a number of sponsors), the plan is to drape a single, endless pie on tables that ring some 70% of the Auto Club Speedway out in Fontana. If all goes according to plan, the final length will stretch to 1.3 miles, besting the mark set in 2016 in Italy. To make the 7,000-foot pizza happen, hundreds of pizzaiolos and volunteers will need to stretch, sauce, and top the nonstop pie over the course of hours, before a trio finishing gas conveyor ovens are literally rolled over the entire thing. You can see a shot of the ovens below.

Ovens for the world’s longest pizza attempt

When all is said and done, the the pizza will weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 17,200 pounds, carrying 5,600 lbs. of sauce, and 3,600 lbs. of cheese alone. The whole project is scheduled to take around eight hours, so don’t show up hungry — you could be waiting for a slice for a while. Luckily the plan is to have other vendors, live music, and more at the all-day pizza party at Auto Club Speedway, which could make for a fun time for friends, families, and the very, very bored.