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Title: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowerman43GREATDANE on August 01, 2014, 08:17:24 AM
This past year has contained some distressing news about people close to many of us.  Cancer it seems is making the rounds in many households in the lawn mower racing community.  Feeling strongly that we needed to do something to show our support and in some small way help the fight against this deadly disease, plans have begin for a "legendary" benefit race.  This two day event is open to ANY and ALL mowers across the nation irregardless of affiliation or build style.  If it can be deemed safe we will find a class for it!!  The greater the mower count, the higher the level of support we will be able to offer to cancer research.  Let's all come together and show what racers can do when they work together for the greater good!  Preliminary details are below.  Pencil the dates in on your calendar and watch social media for additional details as they develop.  Feel free to contact me for additional information. 

Location:
Fawn Grove Park
110 N. Market St.
Fawn Grove, PA 17321

October 24th
Set up day- Any and all help welcome
Evening trip to Legends of the Fog haunted attraction- transportation provided for those interested

October 25th
Lawn mower racing
Dinner for racers/families
Tough truck racing

October 26th
Lawn mower racing
 
Stacey Crowl
ARMA Executive Director
stmowtivator@gmail.com
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: Flipper on August 03, 2014, 07:58:53 AM
We will be there!!!!
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowerman43GREATDANE on August 11, 2014, 06:13:54 PM
Just to clarify, ARMA will be covering insurance fees for all drivers. There will not be any payments for membership or insurance coverage. There will be an entry fee that will go directly to the charity. More details to follow soon.

Stacey
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: GRUBDIGGER on August 12, 2014, 04:11:26 PM
STACEY, I LOST A BUCK TO MELISSA.  WE WILL BE THERE AND WE'LL BRING 1 PLUS THE DOG. :lol:
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowerman43GREATDANE on October 13, 2014, 08:36:53 PM
We are super excited about the upcoming race for cancer. Below is a poster that will provide details about the events for the weekend. Since this poster is for the public, it does not mention the dinner. We will be hosting a free meal for all racers and their families after we conclude racing for the day on Saturday. Below is the link to register for the weekend. Please complete so that we know how much food we need. It will also help us plan for the bus we are taking over to the Legends of the Fog haunted attraction Friday night (ticket costs to follow shortly- bus is free but we are checking into a group rate for Legends). We are holding a "trunk or treat" for the kiddos as part of the event. If you are interested in participating, please bring some "treats" and feel free to dress you and/or your mower for the event. Feel free to email or post for any additional details. Can't wait!!!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1beQaug39KSFcSzNiYoOImvpz6pQJbq_ZIWgjjG0fDIg/viewform?usp=send_form

Stacey
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: TomL on October 16, 2014, 01:57:06 AM
TEAM580 will be there!
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: TomL on October 16, 2014, 07:36:07 PM
Part of the show will be the Mason-Dixon finals right Joey. Might have to give you a little competition...
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: Flipper on October 17, 2014, 08:34:33 AM
Part of the show will be the Mason-Dixon finals right Joey. Might have to give you a little competition...

Absoluty Tom!..You, Zack, Dave B, Scott W & Stacy & many others are MDLMRA members!, I welcome you guys and was hoping you guys would race with us in Mini Pro, ModXr and any other class you want!

We will just be doing feature races  after a quick practice early AM Sat.

Our Mini Pro(FX-Lite) points are tight only a few points between 1st & 2nd.

The big race of the day will be ModXr(GP)....1st, 2nd & 3rd are only a couple points apart, and 4th place is coming on strong!....this will be the race to see.

Modxr-Twin(GP-T) will be tight too, 3rd & 4th place are tied in points.

We will have a Mini Class(AP) too....We still have a few of these. (Vickie blew her engine and I just sold her rolling Chassis, so she won't be running in MINI-AP class, just Mini Pro for right now). 

Will get in touch with Stacy to work out the final schedule of times. My Guess is our features will kick off at 11am- should only take an hour. Then we can prep for the big races in the afternoon with everyone else.

 
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: TomL on October 17, 2014, 07:21:53 PM
Sounds good!
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowerman43GREATDANE on October 23, 2014, 08:21:59 PM
Details for the event are below. Can't wait to see everyone!! Feel free to call or email any questions.

SATURDAY
10:00-12:30- Registration and tech
11:00-Mason-Dixon members finals race- features only
12:30- Driver's Meeting
           Practice
1:00- Mowers on track for National Anthem
         Racing action begins
4:00- Trunk or Treat-Mowers and Tuff Trucks on track. Children with visit
         participating machines to receive treats. They will also be looking for
         autographs, so bring your Sharpies!
5:00- Dinner- Free to drivers and their families!!
6:00-Tuff Truck racing

SUNDAY
10:30-11:30- Cowboy Church
11:30-1:30-Registration/tech
1:30- Driver's meeting
         Practice
2:00- Mowers to the track for National Anthem
         Racing action begins
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: Bobby Gomoljak on October 26, 2014, 10:01:52 AM
Had a great time, great weather, It was great seeing a lot of old racers, are deeters still racing ?
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: TomL on October 26, 2014, 08:29:42 PM
Hey Bobby, great seeing you also. Brian Deeter is still racing. Maybe come up to some other PA races next season!

Tom
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowerman43GREATDANE on October 29, 2014, 08:03:43 PM
Wow!  That is all we can say- WOW!  What a weekend!  It was great to see so many racing friends from years past show up to drive or just stop by and say “Hi!  We’re here to support you!”.  It was heartening to watch racers show that it isn’t always about being number one, or the fastest or the best…sometimes it is more important to support those who are in a fight bigger than that.  Hopefully many became aware that there are those in our racing family who have faced down the cancer demon before, and there are some who have lost those dear to them from this disease.  We cannot thank everyone enough for donating their time, resources, spirit, and hugs this weekend.  It is our hope that this positive energy reaches all of those facing the challenges this disease creates.  I would like to take the time to specifically thank some other people and groups who were influential in making this event such a success.  We are very proud to say that thanks to this inaugural effort we will make a donation close to $2500!!!  Anyone sending a donation for an auction item can write the check directly to Chesapeake Cancer Alliance and mail it to the ARMA address.  PLEASE let me know who I have forgotten!  I want to acknowledge everyone involved.

Our additional thanks are extended to the following:
•   Citizen’s Volunteer Fire Department- At the end of the weekend they made a decision among the board that they were turning over all of the money collected at the gate and not charging us for the use of their facility.  This is quite a generous donation from a group that relies heavily on these funds for their use.
•   Jimmy Hutchins- The friendly face that you probably saw at the gate belonged to this man-the head honcho from Backyard Boyz.  He pulled an 18 hour day on Saturday!
•   Dave and the CVFD Dirt Crew- They worked tirelessly all weekend to provide whatever was needed to make the track its best.  They have already begun thinking about ways to improve it even further for its next event.
•   Fawn View Manor Farms and the Archer family- All of those pretty straw bales were donated by this family.
•   CVFD Concession crew- For providing yummy food by the track and keeping everyone full of “Firehouse dogs”
•   Bev Crowl/Teresa Pomraning/Myron Pomraning- The “family crew” cooked and served food from the concession stand on the hill.
•   Andrew Dalmas and family-They cooked and fed all of the racers and their families on Saturday night.  And, as if that wasn’t enough- they donated all of the proceeds from their sales of chicken to the public!
•   Tri-State Trophies- Our friends at the trophy shop donated all of the medallions for our weekend of fun.
•   !st North Carolina Battery C- Darren, John and crew set up an awesome display for the public and donated what was needed for those who wished to fire the cannon.
•   Legends of the Fog- Kyle, Jeff and Dawn donated their time to get costumed up and interact with our “big and little kids” during the trunk or treat.
•   Tim Alexander- Head flagging and keeping me straight was appreciated more than you know!
•   Todd & Casey Lagler, Lou Filos and Rodney Mackey- We appreciate you taking the time to corner flag and keep us all safe!
•   Tinker Moats/Tyler Kline- You were great on golf cart duty!
•   Darren Houck- Your help being my “legs” and running back and forth for whatever I needed (sometimes before I knew I needed it!) was a lifesaver!
•   Jennifer Lagler, Diane Williams, Tim Alexander, Phil Lytle- Wonderful contributions to the silent and live auctions.  We appreciate the donations.
•   Mason-Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association- We appreciate you moving and coordinating your finals race so you could come out and be with us for this event.  We look forward to seeing you more in the future.
•   Disorder at the Border/Billy & Melissa Woods-Thanks to all the drivers and their families for supporting the event and giving us great entertainment on Saturday evening!

Can’t wait until next year!!
Stacey
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: GRUBDIGGER on October 30, 2014, 07:27:03 AM
WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD. SAW ALOT OF RACERS FROM WAY BACK. WE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR.
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: mowracer13 on October 31, 2014, 04:11:11 PM
This was a great weekend!!!!! And I thanks you for all the hard work you and your crew put into this event. If you do it again next year. I'm in!!!! God bless
Title: Re: SAVE THE DATE-Cancer Research OPEN Race October 25th & 26th
Post by: Flipper on November 03, 2014, 08:22:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9pQvWqdYy0
Thunder At The Grove - Cancer Benefit Weekend