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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!!

Details for the event are below. Can't wait to see everyone!! Feel free to call or email any questions.

10:00-12:30- Registration and tech
11:00-Mason-Dixon members finals race- features only
12:30- Driver's Meeting
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

10:30-11:30- Cowboy Church
1:30- Driver's meeting
2:00- Mowers to the track for National Anthem
         Racing action begins

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!!!


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.


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. 

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

Coffee Shop / Re: Push-Pull Steering?
« on: October 18, 2013, 05:41:06 pm »
I would like to know how it works, when used on a machine that has the steering column at the same angle it was from the factory, as the one pictured looks to be on a column that is straight up and down...illegal unless that is the original angle. seems like at the correct angle, it would be really angled.

ARMA's rules do not specify that the steering column remain at the factory angle, therefore the mowers mentioned are NOT illegal.


Coffee Shop / Re: rules for 2013
« on: March 21, 2013, 06:14:11 pm »
ARMA rules can be found at the link below.

Coffee Shop / Re: The Passing of Dr. Art Neavill
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:00:06 am »
We were shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Art.  He was wonderful man!  We were fortunate that we had the opportunity to share some time at the tracks with him.  He was compassionate, empathetic, energetic and had a great sense of humor.  Our thoughts go out to his family, we will keep them in our prayers.


Coffee Shop / Re: In the News!!!!!
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:25:17 pm »
Great job!!  Wonderful to get the sport and its family friendly message out in the news!!  :woo: :woo: :woo:


Coffee Shop / Re: Huffy044 (Tommy Daniels)
« on: August 28, 2012, 08:46:24 am »
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tommy and his family as they grieve for their loss.  It is their wish that they be allowed to do so privately.  Tommy has requested that no flowers or cards be sent to the family.  We hope that those who have contacted us for Tommy's address would respect and understand our refusal to give our his information.  He would request that if anyone feels the need to do something in Debbie's memory that a donation be made to your favorite charity in her name.  It will be a long road for the Daniels family and we hope that friends in the racing community will be there to help them along the way.


Coffee Shop / Re: Coke syrup tips
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:59:06 pm »
Shannon as Tommy said, Keep an eye on the track ahead of time if you can. Watch for spots where a monster may lay down any fluids. Cleaned up or not ,If in the racing groove, It can create a slick spot that can make you break traction for just a second and when you get back to good syrup, make you hook and possibly flip. Been there -Saw that  " ugly "  Good Luck   Have fun !!!!

                           Aaron Crowl
                           ARMA  President

Related Events / Re: ARMA Build Clinic in Illinois - February 25th
« on: February 27, 2012, 09:24:27 pm »
I would like to say THANK YOU to Shannon and all the attendees at the build clinic. Your hospitality and enthusiasm made the drive one that I would be glad to make again. Your club has a bright future ahead. We are so glad to have you as part of the ARMA family.

                Aaron Crowl
                 Head School Marm  and part time cab driver

Coffee Shop / Re: Rules clarification
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:11:51 pm »
Cubic dollars does not always equate to horsepower and wins.  That has been proven in more than one racing class.  If you can't turn it, drive it or put the horsepower to the ground it doesn't matter what you spend.  Noone said you HAD to runn billet anything except the flywheel.  There will be MANY on both the local and national level who won't.  Guess drivers won't know until they get out a give it a go how competitive they can be.  Too many variables to predict!

Drivers had requested a class where they could take their builds to a new level.  And, with that intent this class was developed.  Chassis and other considerations were made that addressed the need to go fast safely.  If a driver wants to "push the envelope" and build for this class, that is their perrogative.  If not, ARMA offers seven other classes to choose from.

If there are any other suggestions on how to word this, feel free to email me.  I appreciate your help in getting it written so it is easily understood without any issues.  


Coffee Shop / Re: Rules clarification
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:40:48 pm »
Hey, I am open to suggestions!  If it is too difficult to understand the way it is written we can certainly go in and make that a specific comment for the Super Mod class drivers.  How about:

Engines must originate as an OEM lawn mower engine block.  This block may be internally and externally modified.  Billet heads are permitted.



Coffee Shop / Re: Rules clarification
« on: February 02, 2012, 06:21:42 pm »
From the 2012 ARMA Rulebook:

SUPER MOD SINGLE AND TWIN-ENGINE: Internal and external modifications are permitted for all engines. After-market aluminum
billet flywheels are MANDATORY. Modifications to the block and heads are unlimited.

Meaning- you MAY run billet heads.  

Also from the rulebook:


Meaning- you MUST start with a lawn mower block.  And, since I have yet to see a manufacturer create a billet block, you MAY NOT run a billet block in Super Mod or any other ARMA class.

MODIFY is defined as: to change somewhat the form or qualities of; alter partially; amend

Hope this clears everything up from the ARMA side!

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