In an apocalyptic scene, we have a medium sized fortified town. Walls all around are good at keeping the zombie masses at bay.
In order to keep up the morale of the population, the somewhat alcohol-addled egomaniac "Mayor" has ordered sports to be held in the town square.
One of these spectacles is zombie chariot racing.
The equipment being used are American Harness Racing gigs, which look like this:
The riders will be human, and the horses replaced by zombies, who are chained into position.
The "arena" is the town square, which is roughly the size of a college football field (360 feet long by 160 feet wide) with fencing around the outside to protect the spectators. The track itself is about 30-40 feet wide with a fenced in in-field.
The rules are simple - the winner:
- First to pass the post after 5 laps
- Last human alive
- Riders are allowed to customize their gigs in whatever way they want
- No more than two zombies per gig
Assumption: Zombies are capable of running. Zombies are the kind that eat brains and seek to infect (Resident Evil style).
Question: How do the riders steer the zombies and incentivise them to move forwards in a competitive fashion?
I accept there might be fatalities among the riders and spectators.