2008_06_hotdog.jpgEric "Badlands" Booker ate 27 hot dogs in 12 minutes and won the New Jersey Hot Dog Eating Championship. The subway conductor now qualifies for the 2008 Nathan’s Famous International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, but the real showdown is expected to be between reigning champ Joey Chestnut and six-time champ Takeru Kobayashi who had a memorable battle last year.