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1  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!

 
2  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: July 9-10, STAQ-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

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3  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / July 9-10, STAQ-BIL Series: Cerro Gordo, Illinois on: June 20, 2016, 08:51:28 AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/178473009207448/

Mow info coming soon.
4  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
5  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

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6  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. 
7  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!
8  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
9  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: June 02, 2016, 10:49:34 AM
https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154264616310798

https://www.facebook.com/events/1705304329687934/


STA-BIL NATIONAL LAWN MOWER RACING RETURNS TO TEXAS

Gun Barrel City, Texas will welcome Texas Turf Titans and Sod Slingers from far and wide as the Lone Star Mower Racing Association (LSMRA) hosts the STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series, June 11-12, 2016.

Racers from the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), the nation’s oldest and largest lawn mower racing sanctioning body, celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017. 

“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 form 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’!”

The Gun Barrel City race is estimated to draw 300-400 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.

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 host various charity fundraisers such as Toys for Tots and there will be cookouts and family fun.

Gun Barrel is known for its hospitality, and with the upcoming race, the tourism industry will see a major rise. And it’s no stranger to big events either. Last year’s July Fest saw approximately 5,000 attendees. Fans will be sure to have a great time in Gun Barrel. The races will last all day and will showcase various classes from IMOW to FX.
When asked his favorite part, Gun Barrel native and lawn mower racer Michael Howell said “Seeing excitement on people’s faces when we crank these things up!”

Track Address
298 Municipal Drive
Gun Barrel City, Texas 75156

Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1705304329687934/

Gun Barrel City Schedule:

Saturday June 11
Registration: 9a – 10:30a
Tech. Inspection: 9a – 10:30a
Drivers Meeting: 10:45p
Practice: 11a – 12:30p
Heats: 1p
Main: (2hrs) 4p

Sunday: June 12
Registration: 9a – 10:30a
Tech 9a – 10:30a
Drivers Meeting 10:45
Practice: 11a – 12:30p
Heats: 1p
Main: 3p

Cedar Creek Lake
Thousands of visitors come to Gun Barrel City each year to enjoy the fishing and recreation offered by Cedar Creek Lake. The lake offers a diverse range of fishing, water sports, boating, birdwatching, and other recreational activities.

Places to Stay
Gun Barrel City offers a variety of places to stay.

LaQuinta Inn
210Heritage Pkwy
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156
(903) 887-2517


Days Inn
2111 W Main St
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156



Whatz-Up Family Fun Park
700 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy.
Seven Points , TX.  1.5 miles from Gun Barrel City
Paintball, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing ,Go Karts, Arcade, Batting cages
Loads of fun!!!  All Ages


10  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / 8.13 STA-BIL Series Race at CMS Will Count As Finals Qualifer on: May 27, 2016, 02:15:44 PM
August 13 STA-BIL Series Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Will Count As Finals Qualifier

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154249655930798


If a racer competes in the one August 13, 2016 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series USLMRA Points Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, this will qualify you for the 2016 STA-BIL 360 Performance Finals, Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Carolina Mower Speedway in Gastonia, NC.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in North and South Carolina with many local tracks racing almost every weekend during the summer,” noted USLMRA President Bruce Kaufman “Mr. Mow It All.”  “By having the one race on August 13 at Charlotte Motor Speedway qualify racers for the 2016 STA-BIL Finals, this allows racers to enjoy both the Charlotte event and the STA-BIL Finals at the new Carolina Lawn Mower Racing Association track in Gastonia.  Everybody wins!”

For mow info please visit http://letsmow.com/2016-season-schedule/
11  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2016 STA-BIL Performance Finals (Nationals) on: May 27, 2016, 02:13:13 PM
https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10154249655930798

August 13 STA-BIL Series Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Will Count As Finals Qualifier

If a racer competes in the one August 13, 2016 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series USLMRA Points Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, this will qualify you for the 2016 STA-BIL 360 Performance Finals, Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Carolina Mower Speedway in Gastonia, NC.

“We’re seeing tremendous growth in North and South Carolina with many local tracks racing almost every weekend during the summer,” noted USLMRA President Bruce Kaufman “Mr. Mow It All.”  “By having the one race on August 13 at Charlotte Motor Speedway qualify racers for the 2016 STA-BIL Finals, this allows racers to enjoy both the Charlotte event and the STA-BIL Finals at the new Carolina Lawn Mower Racing Association track in Gastonia.  Everybody wins!”

For mow info please visit http://letsmow.com/2016-season-schedule/
12  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: May 14, 2016, 10:42:53 AM
This clip features Michael Howell, president of the Lone Star Mower Racing Association (www.lsmra.com) preparing the Dudes for the Dude Perfect TV segment filmed at the Gun Barrel City track.  It ran on the CMT You Tube Channel



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVATOfp4A4Y

13  General / Coffee Shop / Australia Lawn Mower Racing Article on: May 13, 2016, 10:51:25 AM


Rocky mower races revved up for national competition | Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/get-your-mower-runnin-national-competition/3025310/


REVVED UP: Caleb Kennedy will race in A-grade at the 2016 All Australian Ride-On Mower Racing Championships next weekend at Yaamba. INSET: Mark Shipton, the Australian champion in the outlaw class, will be here to defend his title. Contributed
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THE Kennedy quartet from Rockhampton will be aiming to mow down the opposition in A-grade at the 2016 All Australian Ride-On Mower Racing Championships on May 21 and 22.

Leading the charge will be 16-year-old Caleb, who finished second in B-grade at last year's nationals and is hoping to go one better in the higher grade this time around.

The event is being staged for the second consecutive year by the Central Queensland Mower Racing Club at its race track at Yaamba (opposite the Royal Oak Hotel).

Caleb will be joined in the A-grade field by his dad and club president John, John's brother Warren and his son Jye. Warren's wife Wendy will also be in action, racing in D-grade.

John said there would be some fast and furious competition at the nationals, especially in the outlaw class where riders get their mowers revving at speeds of up to 90kmh.

Reigning national champion Mark Shipton from the Sunshine Coast will be out to retain his title against a class field from across Queensland and interstate.

"The outlaw class is the ultimate class," John said. "They ride fully modified mowers that can do anywhere up to 90kmh. They're pretty wild to watch.

"The class down is big block, which is basically 35hp mowers, and underneath that is A-grade down to D-grade, which is your standard 32hp ride-on racing mower."

John said mower racing was growing in popularity because it was relatively economical and it was being embraced by families across the country.


14  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: USLMRA/Western Mower World Series Race in Sacramento on: May 12, 2016, 01:05:15 PM


Nice article from our recent STA-BIL Brand Race at Big Time Speedway in Rancho Cordova, California.

http://anzavalleyoutlook.com/local/anza-racing-mowers-prepare-season-rancho-cordova/
15  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, TX, STA-BIL Series Weekend on: May 10, 2016, 03:46:05 PM
Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/1705304329687934/?active_tab=posts
Starting to plan for June 11-12 STA-BIL Series Weekend in Gun Barrel City, TEXAS!

La Quinta
210 Heritage Pkwy. 903-887-2517
1- single king 85.00
1- double queen 92.00
Days Inn

2111 W. Main St. 903-887-8886
1- double 75.00
1-single 65.00


Whatz-Up Family Fun Park
700 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy.
Seven Points , TX.  1.5 miles from Gun Barrel City
Paintball, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing ,Go Karts, Arcade, Batting cages
Loads of fun!!!  All Ages


Gun Barrel City hosts lawn mower races - The Monitor | The latest news from the Cedar Creek Lake area

http://themonitor.net/blog2/2015/10/25/gun-barrel-city-hosts-lawn-mower-races/
View the track here:

Lawnmower Racing Battle | Dude Perfect - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3P1p6vF_CY
Local Race Contact:

Michael Howell
President, Lone Star Mower Racing Association
www.lsmra.com
howellmichael53@yahoo.com
Mobile:  903.292.9405

June 11-12, Gun Barrel City, Texas
Gun Barrel City Park
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gun-Barrel-City-Park/129489590467448?fref=ts
Hosted by City of Gun Barrel
https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Gun-Barrel-City-Texas-142068115849079/?fref=ts
Hosted Lone Star Mower Racing Association
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