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1  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 8.13 STA-BIL Series Race at CMS Will Count As Finals Qualifer on: July 28, 2016, 04:37:06 PM
STA-BIL Series Returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway

The STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series will return to the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 13.

If a racer competes in the one race this will qualify you for the 2016 STA-BIL 360 Performance Finals, Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Carolina Mower Speedway in Gastonia, NC.

Event Notes:
PLEASE NOTE:  WE WILL BE ON A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE AND MUST ADHERE TO THE CMS MONSTER TRUCK SHOW SCHEUDULE.  PLEASE KNOW THE DAY’S SCHEUDLE AND BE ON TIME.  USLMRA AND CMSSTAFF WILL HELP YOU!
We are part of the Circle K Back To School Monster Truck Bash
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/circle_k_back_to_school_monster_truck_bash/
Course location is the Dirt Track at CMS.
We are part of the Monster Truck Show this year.
Ticket Booth will open at 8am for Sign In at the Ticket Window
Tech & Registration will open at 9am.
All pit passes are $10.
Drivers will pay $5.00 for insurance.
Main Show Start Time will be at 7pm.
You will also be able to proceed to backstretch grandstands to watch the truck show

Anyone under 18 at traveling with only one parent or legal guardian, or traveling without either of their parents or legal guardians, must sign a "Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability" form for off-site execution, have it notarized and bring it to the event IN ADVANCE OF RACE DAY! – YOU MUST BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE TRACK! Here is the link to the Waiver. 
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/waivers/
Parking & Directions
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/fans/parking/

Lodging
http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/fans/lodging/

Saturday August 13th, 2016
ALL RACE TIMES APPROXIMATE
10:00am               Registration and tech inspection begins (2 hrs. only)                         
Noon- 4pm          USLMRA- Practice/Heats/Some Features (4) (Practice 5 laps, heats 10 laps, features 15 laps) (Features for JP, IMOW, GPK, SP
6:00pm                 Pit party closes.  USLMRA additional features (5) (AP, GP, CP, BP & FXS)
6:50pm       USLMRA Features conclude
8:10pm      USLMRA Feature (1) (FXT. If not an adequate number of mowers will switch with another class)
USLMRA Event Contact
Kerry Evans, evansop@bellsouth.net

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/970157353065023/
2  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: August 5-6: STA-BIL Series: Bowles Farms, Clements, MD on: July 26, 2016, 02:36:40 PM
Facebook Page for the Venue:  Bowles Farms, Clements, Maryland (St. Mary's County).

https://www.facebook.com/StMarys-County-National-Lawn-Mower-Racing-118434658192073/?fref=ts
3  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / August 5-6: STA-BIL Series: Bowles Farms, Clements, MD on: July 20, 2016, 01:21:53 PM
https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154398637230798


12h Annual STA-BIL ST. Mary’s County Races, August 5-6
The 12th Annual  STA-BIL St. Mary’s County at the Legendary BOWLES FARMS, August 5-6, 2016.

http://www.bowlesfarms.com/.


The track is absolutely terrific, with smooth clay, plenty wide and lights all around.  Racing under the lights gives the track great grip, 30 ft wide, over 700 ft long.  Covered grandstands, hay bails for miles, pit parking for everyone, track help by the truck load, air conditioned restrooms, camping room for an army of racers and 3,000 people in the stands each race night. However there will be no hook ups for campers and RV's. Restrooms are open until 10 pm daily and they will also have portable facilities.
Spectator admission is $10.00 per person, children eight (Cool  and under free. The races benefit the 7th District Rescue Squad and the 7th District Optimist Club. There will be only one entrance for the racers to come in to the pits, thus when you arrive with your mowers we will be admitting 1 racer and 1 crew member, everyone else will pay admission.  Driver meals will be provided both days.

PLEASE NOTE:
Racers will pay a $20.00 fee, which covers insurance, pit access, rental of one transponder and computer timing & scoring.  Additional transponders rental are $5.00.  ALL other persons, including pit crew and minors must pay $5.00 for Pit Access. 

Friday, August 5
Registration 1-3:15 pm
Tech Inspection 1-3:15 pm
Drivers Meeting 3:30 pm
Practice (Mandatory) 3:45-5:15 pm
Heats Races:5:30-6:30 pm
Features Races 7-9 pm
 
Saturday, August 6
Registration 1-3:15 pm
Tech Inspection 1-3:15 pm
Drivers Meeting 3:30 pm
Practice (Mandatory) 3:45-5:15 pm
Heats Races:5:30-6:30 pm
Features Races 7-9 pm

Schedule Subject to Change.

Hotel Choices:

Country Inn & Suites
California, MD
301-737-5227
10 miles from the track and has been open under 1 year

Hampton Inn
22211 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301/863-3200

Days Inn
21847 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-6666

Sleep Inn
23428 Three Notch Rd.
California, MD
301-737-0000

Fairfield Inn
Lexington Park, MD
301/863-0203

Best Western
Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD
301-862-4100
Super 8
Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD
310-862-9822

Bowles Farms Address
22880 Budd's Creek Road (Route 234)
Clements, MD 20624
at the intersection of Route 234 and Pincushion Road
Phone: 301/475-2139
http://www.bowlesfarms.com
4  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: July 9-10, STA-BIL Series: Cerro Gordo, Illinois on: July 12, 2016, 12:30:42 PM
Great weekend!  Racers from 14 states! 

TV News Coverage
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32408904/blazing-fast-lawn-mower-racers-flock-to-cerro-gordo
5  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: July 07, 2016, 10:42:44 AM
Here is the link to the post-event blog post and social shares:

http://letsmow.com/race-weekend-recap-sta-bil-can-we-get-a-yee-haw-gun-barrel-city-texas/

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154360559770798

https://twitter.com/USLMRA/status/751067598595493888
6  General / Coffee Shop / 2016 Cutting Edge Yearbook (USLMRA) on: July 06, 2016, 01:25:02 PM

2016 Cutting Edge Yearbook Now Posted. 2007-2015 Cutting Edge Yearbooks also posted. 

http://letsmow.com/about/history/uslmra-yearbooks/



https://twitter.com/USLMRA/status/749657532650708992

https://www.facebook.com/58920630797/posts/10154351139930798


7  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / RE: July 9-10, STA-BIL Series: Cerro Gordo, Illinois on: June 29, 2016, 03:07:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/cerrogordo.speedway/?fref=ts
Cerro Gordo Speedway
809 S Washington St
Cerro Gordo, IL
(217) 519-2471

July 9-10, 2016


https://www.facebook.com/events/178473009207448/

Saturday, July 9
Registration, Tech Inspection: 12 - 3 PM
Drivers Meeting: 3:15 PM
Practice: 3:30-5 PM
Heats: 5:30 PM
Racing: 7 PM
 
Sunday, July 10
Registration, Tech Inspection 9 - 11 AM
Drivers Meeting: 11:15 AM
Practice: 11:30-12:30 PM
Heats: 12:30-1:30 PM
Racing Features: 2 PM


Hotels: 10 miles away
 
Sleep Inn
3920 E. Hospitality Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
217) 872-7700
 
Baymont Inn
5100 Hickory Point Frontage Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
800) 337-0400
 
Hawthorn
2370 S Mount Zion Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(888) 293-5571

8  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 28, 2016, 02:29:15 PM
https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154337880670798

STA-BIL Series Gun Barrel City, Texas Recap
By Angeline Robinson and Zoe Kaufman

Can we get a yee-haw?!

The USLMRA infiltrated the Lone Star State of Texas on June 11-12 weekend! We had our fabulously famous national staff on hand; Manny Torres, National Tech Director, Kerry Evans, USLMRA VP and Chief of scoring and timing, and Bruce Kaufman, Mr. Mow It All. We also had Zoe Kaufman, Adam (Bruce's nephew), and Angeline as support staff; taking pictures, conducting interviews, and helping out where we could. We had many of our own lawn stars at the track this weekend too. Some of Angeline’s own racers from South Carolina, Tommy Hartness, Drew Clabough, and Andy Clabough all made the trip to race, Derrick Robinson was unable to attend due to last minute work obligations. The OK Mower Racers came down from Oklahoma, Harold and Stephanie McDonald, and their awesome crew. Jason Murray and Doc MOW, Kenny Holder came in from Arkansas, and the Bennings, Larry (Teddy Bear) and his wife Jennifer came down from Kansas.

Of course, no lawn mower racing adventure in Texas would be complete without John Nelson, Sir Lawns A Lot, a USLMRA Hall of Famer and jokester extraordinaire!

John Nelson, or Sir-Lawns-A-Lot has been racing around a track since 2001. Beginning with IMOW and progressing to almost all of the classes. Lawns-A-Lot, and the late Charles Powell, “Mr. Mowjangles” who was president of the Lone Star Mower Racing Association, hit it off right away. Lawns-A-Lot became vice president of the chapter and together with Mowjangles were a mow-than-perfect team traveling all over the country. After the passing of Charles, John humbly took over the presidency.
John is now involved in “mow” things than just lawn mower racing. He’s a proud Texan and claims he’s not a “sitting on the couch” kind of guy. Retired for four years he took on the project of constructing a piece of machinery called the “Mow longer”. Built from scratch from an old lawn mower that had been sitting in the garage, the Mow Longer is 14ft long. He chopped it up and put it back together and after six months the Mow Longer had 5 engines. Mr. Nelson uses the Mow Longer for promotional purposes to get the Lone Star Mower Racing Association name out there. Mr. Nelson drives the Mow Longer around on an open trailer and many people will pass by, roll down their windows and take pictures of it. Mr. Nelson says the thing that bugs him the most is when people say, “There is such a thing as lawn mower racing??” Mr. Nelson is hoping to change that with the help of the Mow Longer. It’s sure to be a success in Texas.

Angeline’s crew from South Carolina made the 14+-hour trip to Gun Barrel City, Texas to compete in this Sta-Bil 360 national race. The SC, crew decided to drive all night Thursday in an effort to arrive early Friday to rest before racing activities on Saturday and Sunday. The SC all arrived in the early morning hours of Friday morning.

Then came Saturday and Sunday; RACE DAYS! Now let's talk about some racing. The mower count was on the low side, but that was ok! We came to have fun, and to have new experiences, and we did just that! Although the mower count was low, racing was at an elevated high! Andy Clabough stole the show both days with wins in the GP class. Doc MOW, Kenny Holder held off his competitors both days in the CP class. Larry Benning was able to step his way into the winner's circle in the SP class both Saturday and Sunday. The I-Mow class was my favorites class of the weekend though. It was compiled of 3 ladies; these ladies battled their hearts out against one another all weekend, trading positions back and forth throughout all races! It was great to see the competitiveness brewing amongst the women. These ladies drive one another so hard on the track, but come off the track and hug; like they are sisters... WAIT!!! Two of them are sisters!!! Ada Parnell, eMOWji and Debbie Hobbs are in fact real life sisters. Holly Walker might as well be these two's adopted sister. All of these ladies speak so highly of one another on and off the track, it's awesome! Some of you men out there need to let these ladies show you a thing or two about sportsmanship. Holly Walker may not be Ada and Debbie's sister, but she is wife to Police Chief, Robert Walker. Both Holly and Chief Walker's racing mowers were decoratively themed to represent the chief's career in law enforcement. Chief Walker's mower went a touch above all others, though. He had blue and red flashing LED lights in his headlights! It was hilarious watching him "chase" Mr. MOWyagi down in the BP race on Sunday. It was like watching a real police chase, until Robert passed Mike for the win. The FXS class showed really good racing during both days, all three MOWchines seemed to be pretty equal in power, but Jason Murray would hold off Kenny Boyle and Drew Clabough to win both of those races. The FXT race was very exciting Saturday and Sunday, Scott Wilder inched out Andy Clabough, Kenny Holder, and Glenn Wilhelm all the while, popping monstrous wheelies on his mower! I've never seen any mower pull the front tires like Scott's did, he was in excess of 4 feet in the air at times! Needless to say, our first impression of Texas was FUN!!!

We are so blessed to add more members to our already abundant racing family, everyone was amazing there!

HUGE THANKS to Mr. MOWyagi, Michael Howell and his club, L.S.M.R.A. for hosting this national race at their track. Mike and his crew worked tirelessly on the racetrack to give us the best track they possibly could. They worked between the heats and mains, they worked between the slower classes and the faster classes to give the faster guys the best racing surface; these guys worked their tails off all weekend for us! Thank you all! Also, thanks to the volunteers at the Toys-4-Tots benefit that worked tirelessly to keep us fed from morning to night each day! Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this Texas race such a success! It was wonderful from beginning to end!

 
9  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / RE: July 9-10, STA-BIL Series: Cerro Gordo, Illinois on: June 24, 2016, 05:13:02 PM
STA-BIL Series Racing, Cerro Gordo Speedway, July 9-10, 2016
By Todd Tornow, President, Illinois Lawn Mower Racing Association
tofasttodd@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154327434375798


Hi fellow racers the next USLMRA National race will be in Cerro Gordo, Illinois in July 9th and 10th and promises to be a good one. The track is 1/8 mile and smooth and fast and is always very tacky. Last year we had a great turnout with great racing. Ask anyone who was there they loved the track. After racing on Saturday night they will have free barbecue sandwiches and I have also been told there will be a live band. On Sunday like last year the races will be taped for Comcast TV. I know I had quite a few people I know from down there texting me and telling me they just saw me racing on TV I thought that was pretty cool!! If you want to race on a awesome track with great people and be on TV racing Cerro Gordo Speedway will be the place to be!!! Don't miss it

https://www.facebook.com/cerrogordo.speedway/?fref=ts

Cerro Gordo Speedway
809 S Washington St
Cerro Gordo, IL
(217) 519-2471

Hotels in Decatur, Illinois

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Decatur
2370 South Mt. Zion Road, Decatur, IL 62521 US
Phone: 1-217-864-9311
10  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / July 9-10, STA-BIL Series: Cerro Gordo, Illinois on: June 20, 2016, 08:51:28 AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/178473009207448/

Mow info coming soon.
11  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 15, 2016, 12:02:20 PM
The D.I.Y. Daredevils of the US Lawnmower Racing Association | Slideshow Photos | Dallas Observer

http://www.dallasobserver.com/slideshow/the-diy-daredevils-of-the-us-lawnmower-racing-association-8387981
12  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 13, 2016, 05:59:24 PM
Great, fun, safe race weekend.

Facebook photo album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154295587335798.1073741854.58920630797&type=3
13  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 08, 2016, 11:26:58 AM
USLMRA lawn mower racers to unite in GBC | Local News | athensreview.com


http://www.athensreview.com/news/local_news/uslmra-lawn-mower-racers-to-unite-in-gbc/article_da183482-2cf6-11e6-823b-5fbe13c8e29b.html

                  USLMRA lawn mower racers to unite in GB

If you hear motors revving, see sod slinging, then it’s time for the annual Lone Star Mower Racing Association's STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Services. 

From June 11 to June 12, residents of Gun Barrel City  will have the opportunity to witness Texas Turf Titans and Sod Slingers from far and wide going head-to-head on the track.

Racers from the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association will congregate and compete for bragging rights and trophies on a tenth mile track at 298 Municipal Dr., Gun Barrel City. Racing starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. Admission is free for adults and children.

“We’re going to tear up the turf in Texas,” said Gun Barrel City resident and LSMRA President Mike Howell, also known as Mr. Mowyagi. “The Gun Barrel track is one of the LSMRA’s favorite venues, and we can’t wait to show it off to our racing friends from across the country. We thank the City of Gun Barrel for hosting this event, and we’re looking forward to a great weekend of ‘America’s Fastest Mowing Sport’!”

Racers expected to compete include:

• Michael Howell, LSMRA president and “Mr. Mowyagi” of Gun Barrel City;

• John Nelson, “Sir Lawns A Lot” of Richardson;

• Derrick Robinson, USLMRA Driver of the Year of York, South Carolina;

• Jason Murray, president of the Arkansas Lawn Mower Racing Association of Paragould, Arkansas;

• Larry Benning, president of the American Heartland Lawn Mower Racers of Coffeyville, Kansas;

Harold MacDonald, president of the Oklahoma Lawn Mower Racing of Claremore, Oklahoma.

Racers and national staff from Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina will be on site to rock and mow. The race will feature cookouts and family fun, along with fundraisers to support charities, including Toys for Tots.

The Gun Barrel City race is estimated to draw more than 500 spectators to the Cedar Creek Reservoir area. The town acquired its name when farmers first settled in 1969. They noted that the road through the town looked “straight as a gun barrel.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, the USLMRA is the nation’s oldest, and largest lawn mower racing sanctioning body. The USLMRA sanctions a network of 50 local chapters and affiliated clubs, and presents more than 250 organized lawn mower races across America each year, including the 18-race STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series. STA-BIL lawn mower racers compete in 10 classes, with all cutting blades removed for trophies, points and bragging rights.

Founded in 2009, the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame is a place of honor for Turf Titans who have turned a weekend chore into a competitive sport. The USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America is located at Miller Lawn and Power, 1299 Harding Highway East State Road 309, Marion, Ohio. 
14  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Oklahoma Mower Racing on: June 07, 2016, 12:22:42 PM
MOWING IN OKLAHOMA!

https://www.facebook.com/okmowerracing/?fref=ts

From Club President, Harold McDonald:

"We here at O.K.Mowerracing are growing by leaps and bounds. We truly have a great group of racers and fans at our events. We have our new track now for 2016 at Will Rogers Downs Casino in Claremore Oklahoma. Our track is W.R.D. Mowtor Speedway. It's a clay based track that is between 1/10 and 1/8 mile. Has a 4° to 8° banking in corners. We run on USLMRA rules and guidelines. Always looking for new racers to be apart of our organization. Please like us on f/b or contact Harold McDonald , 918-695-1305 , f/b, or email haroldmcdonald1@gmail.com
You will be seeing more of our group in the future. We'll keep 'Mowing' on!"

Thanks, Harold!
15  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 07, 2016, 12:20:22 PM
MOWING IN OKLAHOMA!

We look forward to seeing Harold McDonald and OKMowerracing this weekend at the @STABILbrand races in Gun Barrel City, TEXAS!

https://www.facebook.com/okmowerracing/?fref=ts


We here at O.K.Mowerracing are growing by leaps and bounds. We truly have a great group of racers and fans at our events. We have our new track now for 2016 at Will Rogers Downs Casino in Claremore Oklahoma. Our track is W.R.D. Mowtor Speedway. It's a clay based track that is between 1/10 and 1/8 mile. Has a 4° to 8° banking in corners. We run on USLMRA rules and guidelines. Always looking for new racers to be apart of our organization. Please like us on f/b or contact Harold McDonald , 918-695-1305 , f/b, or email haroldmcdonald1@gmail.com
You will be seeing more of our group in the future. We'll keep 'Mowing' on
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