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1  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: October 14, 2014, 08:19:42 PM
In case you missed it, our 2014 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series Finals results and standings are here:

 http://LetsMOW.com/?p=8772

You can also find a list of our 2014 USLMRA Special Award Winners and much more - head to LetsMOW.com!


Results & Photos from the 22nd Annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Lawn Mower Racing Finals | LetsMow.com

COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE

http://www.letsmow.com/2014/09/results-photos-from-the-22nd-annual-sta-bil-keeps-gas-fresh-lawn-mower-racing-finals/

Other 2014 USLMRA Special Award Winners include…

Most Improved Driver: Deb Stawser
Rookie of the Year JP: Nicholas Paccione
Co-Rookie of The Year: Adult, Ivy Coy and Bruce Runyon
Dave Hertel Mowtivation Award: Bob Newman
Charles Powell Award: Chris Cox
Dubba G Everyman Award: Michael Paccione
Mace Mullins Crew Chief Award: Lou Filos
2014 DRIVER OF THE YEAR,  JASON NUTBROWN

Looking for Race Results? Head here.

http://www.letsmow.com/2014-season-schedule/race-results/?mylaps=type,event,eventid,1078727

 In search of our final 2014 Season points and standings? Here you go!

http://www.letsmow.com/2014-season-schedule/season-points/

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and won!

2  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: September 30, 2014, 10:28:16 PM
"The Race Under My Helmet" - Michael Paccione on the 2014 STA-BIL Keeps Grass Fresh Finals | LetsMow.com

A fun read! 

http://www.letsmow.com/2014/09/the-race-under-my-helmet-michael-paccione-on-the-2014-sta-bil-keeps-grass-fresh-finals/
3  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: September 16, 2014, 11:39:05 PM

Looking for race results from last weekend's 22nd Annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Lawn Mower Racing Finals? Head here:

 http://ow.ly/ByY97

In search of final 2014 Season points? Here you go:

 http://LetsMOW.com/2014-season-schedule/season-points/
4  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: September 10, 2014, 07:07:02 PM
United States Lawn Mower Racing Association

HERE YE, HERE YE…. IT’S Engine Answerman ROAST TIME!

Join us for THE BOBBY CLEVELAND ROAST this Saturday, September 13 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, after the conclusion of the 22nd annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals!

For mow info:

 http://LetsMOW.com/?p=8711
5  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: September 08, 2014, 01:37:32 PM
An Update from National Tech Director Manny Torres in Advance of This Weekend’s Finals | LetsMow.com


http://www.letsmow.com/2014/09/an-update-from-national-tech-director-manny-torres-in-advance-of-this-weekends-finals/

Greetings!

With the most significant event of the USLMRA 2014 season, this weekend’s USLMRA Race event at Delaware County Fairgrounds coming up, I feel that everyone needs a reminder that their race mowers MUST comply with the 2014 USLMRA Rule Book!

As with past events, we have taken the stance that we do everything possible to allow all racers to take part in racing events for that day – however, with the large number of racers expected and the tight schedule we will be required to follow, it is imperative that all mowers are to the USLMRA standard. Remember this is not just a USLMRA Event – it’s the STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals!

The past several weeks the USLMRA staff has received numerous e-mails and phone calls from racers throughout the country questioning clarification of the rules and types of fuel allowed to be used in mowers. The bottom line here is that everything needed to know is outlined in the rule book and can be downloaded at LetsMOW.com/go/rules.

Some specific items of concern are as follows:

Governed Engine classes (JP, IMOW, GPK, & GP), engines must be completely stock! With the exception of exhaust. Other words, as removed from a grass cutting mower with no modifications, example; Starter, air cleaner, double batteries, or internal modifications.
Throttle cables must be secured so that RPM cannot be increased by pulling them on Governed classes stated above.
Fuel can only be fuel bought from service stations (pumped Gas), like SUNOCO, Marathon gas stations that sell racing fuel. No Alcohol can be used.

Mowers MUST be clearly marked with Correct class, Number, and Sta-Bil Stickers and be clearly visible from at least 100 feet. This is to assist Timing and Scoring and the Chief Steward during the race and during line up.
Mowers must be clean and free of oil and fuel leaks prior to coming through Technical Inspection. Many have been identified to have fuel & oil leaks and rejected.

This reminder is not intended to discourage anyone from attending, but rather to encourage all to download the USLMRA Rule Book and read it! Then, if any questions arise, contact the USLMRA for clarification of the rules.

Again we will do everything possible to allow everyone to race, but Drivers must also do their part in ensuring their mowers are prepared for inspection to USLMRA Standard.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend, have a safe journey!

Manny Torres
National Tech Director
6  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: September 04, 2014, 10:08:46 PM
Here is the event blog post:

http://www.letsmow.com/event/the-2014-sta-bil-keeps-gas-fresh-finals/
7  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / 22nd Annual STA-BIL Nationals Weekend on: August 30, 2014, 09:39:12 AM
http://www.letsmow.com/about/tal-ki-forum/#/20140827/2014-sta-bil-nationals-weekend-2-4182820/

August  28, 2014

22nd STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals Set for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
As Part of Delaware County Fair.

Nationals Weekend: September 13-14, 2014.

* 22nd STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals
* Annual Racer Banquet and Awards Ceremony
* 6th Annual National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

STA-BIL Nationals Weekend Information Now Posted




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. 

SCHEDULE

Friday:
6:00pm, Cook Out at the track
Saturday:
10:00am-1:00pm, Registration & Tech
1:00-3:00pm, Open Practice (Only after racer registers and passes tech).
3:30pm, Drivers Meeting
4:00pm, Heat Races to set Places 11 through remaining field
7:00pm, STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals
Race Conclusion:  Bobby Cleveland Roast (Trackside) EVERYONE INVITED!
Sunday:
9:00am, Awards Banquet Hall of Fame Ceremonies and Breakfast

Please remember we are part of the Delaware County Fair is this year.  We are the main entertainment for Saturday night, and we expect a good spectator crowd.   You may enter the Gate 23 entrance anytime of Friday and park in the pits. Camping in the pits only. Outside hook up parking is for Fair Board Parking and has been reserved. We must be out of the Pit area by 2:00pm on Sunday.
All parking on the hill behind the Big Blue Truck must exit after racing has concluded on Saturday, but may be moved to the Pit Area.

The Saturday Night Bobby Cleveland Roast and Sunday Morning Breakfast and Awards will be in a Large Tent dedicated to us, exact location TBA.

Voting Form: 2014 Season Awards
Special Awards and Voting Essays (Essay submission by USLMRA Members Only): The USLMRA needs your vote and essay for our prestigious awards, which are determined by vote of the membership:  See the Voting Form at
http://www.letsmow.com/about/tal-ki-forum/#/20140827/2014-sta-bil-nationals-weekend-2-4182820/

Rookie of the Year, Adult and JP (Voting by USLMRA Members Only):  These racers must have raced during the 2013 racing season and must be his or her's first racing season. Rookie of the Year Candidates for JP and Adult Classes can be found at
http://www.letsmow.com/about/tal-ki-forum/#/20140827/2014-sta-bil-nationals-weekend-2-4182820/

Venue Info: The Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, MOWhio. http://www.delawarecountyfair.com/

The Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Introduction Ceremony will be hosted over BREAKFAST on Sunday, September 14 in a tent near the Racetrack.

Qualifying for STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals:   

Racers in the STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals must qualify by class competing in a minimum of two (2) 2013 USLMRA STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series races.  Note:  competing in Local Chapter races no longer factors into qualifying for Nationals Weekend. 

The Top Ten racers in points in each class will grid by descending order, 1st – 10th in Points. The remainder of the field will qualify through a qualifying heat.  Elimination heats may be required in order to have maximum field of 20 racers per class.  If elimination heats are not required for a particular class, a gridding heat may be run.

In the event of a tie for the Top Ten point positions, the following tiebreakers will be applied in this numerical order:

1. Most STA-BIL Series US Points Races competed in.
2. Highest top five finish at a STA-BIL Points race
3. Most top five finishes.
4. Drawing of "lots"

On site Camping: Everyone is welcome to camp on-site, FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY with no electrical hook-up. Pit area only.

Driver of the Year (Voting by USLMRA Members Only) : This person can be a newbie or a veteran, but must have raced in at least 2 Local Chapter Races and 4 STA-BIL National Points Races. The Driver of the Year will be featured on the 2015 USLMRA membership card and on the cover of the 2015 Cutting Edge Year Book.

NOTE: Any previous Driver of the Year May is ineligible for Driver of the Year.

Most Improved (Voting by USLMRA Members Only): This person must have raced in at least 2 Local Chapter Races and at least 4 National Points Races.

Following awards determined by Essay Submitted to on-site USLMRA National Staff Member:

Dave Hertel Mowtivational Award
Charles Powell Mr. Mowjangles Award
Dubba G Everyman Award
Mace Mullins Crew Chief Award

Descriptions of the award criteria can be found at
http://www.letsmow.com/about/history/uslmra-yearbooks/

Please send completed voting form to:
USLMRA U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association
P.O. Box 628, Northbrook, IL 60065,:  bruce@letsmow.com

See the Voting Form at
http://www.letsmow.com/about/tal-ki-forum/#/20140827/2014-sta-bil-nationals-weekend-2-4182820/

Or bring to the STA-BIL Nationals Weekend, Delaware MOWhio.

DEADLINE FOR VOTING FORMS AND ESSAYS IS SUNDAY SEPTMBER 14, 2014 before start of Racer Banquet.  Please note, ONLY one voting sheet for each USLMRA registered member. If you vote twice, both votes will be disqualified. Winners of each category will be announced at the USLMRA Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

HOTEL INFORMATION

http://www.delawarecountyfair.com/generalinformation/accommodations



2014 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series Season Awards
If a USLMRA member would like to nominate someone for one of the end-of-the-year awards, please provide the required information below.  All nominations will remain anonymous.  Please use one voting form per voting USLMRA member.  A USLMRA member who nominates someone more than once for each award will disqualify their vote.  NOTE:  A RACER CAN ONLY WIN EACH AWARD ONE TIME.

Driver of the Year      
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______

Rookie of the Year, JP & GPK      
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______

Rookie of the Year, Adult      
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______

Most Improved
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______

Dave Hertel Mowtivation Award (accompanied by written essay)
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______
Why does this racer deserve this award?________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Charles Powell Mr. Mowjangles Award (accompanied by written essay
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______
Why does this racer deserve this award?________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Dubba G Everyman Award (accompanied by written essay)
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______
Why does this racer deserve this award?________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

Mace Mullins Crew Chief Award (accompanied by written essay)
Racer’s Name:___________________________________Class & Race Number_______
Why does this racer deserve this award?________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________




2014 USLMRA NATIONAL AWARDS BANQUET
&
Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 2014

Welcome!
   USLMRA President Bruce Kaufman

USLMRA President’s Awards

Golden Blade Award

Trophy Ceremony – STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals

Trophy Ceremony – 2013 STA-BIL Series National Points Champions

Spirit & Spark Awards

Gonzo Go-To Fund

USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America Induction Ceremonies
   Mike Miller (2013 Inductee)
   Kevin Penne (2013 Inductee)
   Bobby Cleveland (2014 Inductee)

2014 Special Award Winners & Program Announcements

   Rookie of the Year, JP – Presented by 2013 Winner Joey Paccione
   Rookie of the Year, Adult, Presented by 2013 Winner Joey Chambers
   Most Improved Driver of the Year – Presented by 2013 Winner Jason Nutbrown
   Dave Hertel Mowtivation Award Winner, Presented by 2013 Winner Eric Corner
   Charles Powell Mr. Mowjangles Award - Presented by 2013 Winner Matt Strine
   Dubba G Everyman Award - Presented by 2013 Winner David Martin
        Mace Mullins Crew Chief Award Presented by 2013 Winner Wally Bender
   Driver of the Year – Presented by 2013 Winner Matt Strine

8  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 2nd annual Land of Lincoln Nationals TNT Speedway Tampico, Illinois on: August 26, 2014, 12:46:36 PM
Facebook photo album now posted

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152647118445798.1073741839.58920630797&type=3
9  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / USLMRA - STA-BIL Racing on Fox Business Network on: July 28, 2014, 07:54:37 PM
USLMRA - STA-BIL Racing on Fox Business Network

Ran live, nationwide 7.25.14

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10152574574210798

TV shoot photo album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152580814535798.1073741836.58920630797&type=3
10  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: July 26 STA-BIL Lake County Fair Mow Down Show Down on: July 28, 2014, 07:52:08 PM
Race Day photo album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152581038215798.1073741837.58920630797&type=3
11  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Jon “Rooster” Lewman on the Changing Face of Lawn Mower Racing& USLMRA on: July 28, 2014, 07:50:29 PM
https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10152579117860798

http://www.letsmow.com/2014/07/jon-rooster-lewman-on-the-changing-face-of-lawn-mower-racing-and-the-uslmra/

Jon “Rooster” Lewman on the Changing Face of Lawn Mower Racing and the USLMRA


United States Lawn Mower Racing Association
Posted by Andrew J Stone · 19 hrs ·
With only a few races left in the 2014 STA-BIL brand Fuel Stabilizer National Lawn Mower Racing Series, Jon “Rooster” Lewman checks in with his thoughts on the ever-changing face of the USLMRA and our sport!

Head over to The Cutting Edge Blog, give it a read, and leave YOUR thoughts in the comments: http://LetsMOW.com/the-cutting-edge-blog/


Jon “Rooster” Lewman on the Changing Face of Lawn Mower Racing and the USLMRA

Jon "Rooster" Lewman of Coffeyville, Kansas and Cut Loose Racing is as well...



12  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: August 1-2 10th Annual STA-BIL ST. Mary’s County (MD) Races on: July 28, 2014, 07:47:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/335843133231445/permalink/337917989690626/

United States Lawn Mower Racing Association

Posted by Andrew J Stone · 2 hrs

From Racin' Jason Brown:

"If you are in town this Thursday, come by Bowles Farms - Corn Maze around 6:30 for dinner and a little party!" 

https://www.facebook.com/events/335843133231445/permalink/337917989690626/

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10152566912215798

  United States Lawn Mower Racing Association shared their photo.

Posted by Andrew J Stone · 11 hrs · Edited ·

Hope you all had a great weekend!


And here's all the info you need for the 10th Annual STA-BIL St. Mary’s County Races at Bowles Farms - Corn Maze in Maryland this weekend:


 http://LetsMow.com/event/10th-annual-sta-bil-st-marys-county-races/

13  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: July 19-20 12th Annual HD Fundraiser In Sparta, Michigan on: July 15, 2014, 02:49:23 PM
Updated post and social media:

http://www.letsmow.com/event/the-12th-annual-sta-bil-nationals-race-for-huntingtons-disease-research/

https://twitter.com/USLMRA/status/489095703659294720

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152551429180798

https://www.facebook.com/USLMRA/posts/10152551435280798
14  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / August 1-2 10th Annual STA-BIL ST. Mary’s County (MD) Races on: July 10, 2014, 11:08:37 PM
10th Annual STA-BIL ST. Mary’s County Races, August 1-2

The 10th Anniversary STA-BIL St. Mary’s County is almost here!  It’s time to return to the Legendary BOWLES FARMS, http://www.bowlesfarms.com/ as the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series returns to one of the premier lawn mower racing facilities in the nation.  Join us at Bowles Farms, in Clements, Maryland on August 2-3, 2014.

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 mow; 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.
This is a lawn mower racing event for the whole family to attend with other activities including Children’s Moon Bounce, Kiddy Tractor Pull, John Deere Toy Display, K-9 Demonstrations and Antique Tractors on Display.  Back again this year on Saturday will be the Mini Excavator Challenge, and racers who are good with using operating equipment are invited to compete for prizes.

Every year over 9,000 spectators witness two days of spectacular racing.   This year drivers will be provided to meals on Friday and again on Saturday.

Spectator admission is $10.00 per person, children 6 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.

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 2, 2013
Registration 2-5 pm
Tech Inspection 2-5 pm
Drivers Meeting 5:15 pm
Hot laps (Mandatory) 6 pm
Racing starts 7 pm

Saturday August 3, 2013
Registration 2-5 pm
Tech Inspection 2-5 pm
Drivers meeting 5:15 pm
Hot laps (Mandatory) 6 pm
Racing starts 7 pm

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

15  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / July 26 STA-BIL Lake County Fair Mow Down Show Down on: July 10, 2014, 11:06:00 PM
STA-BIL Lake County Fair Mow Down Show Down

July 26 Double Header Race Day!

22 years ago, 33 racing lawn mowers from 12 states converged on the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, Illinois for the first-ever STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Championship.

Now, in 2014, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association will make its triumphant return to Lake County on July 26 for a Double Header STA-BIL National US Points Race Day.

Our friends at the Lake County Fair are VERY MOWTIVATED to have us and we are planning a great day!  

1060 East Peterson Road
Grayslake, Illinois, 60030

http://www.lcfair.com/

Race Day Schedule, July 26, 2014

Tech: 8:00am-11:00am
Registration:  8:00am-11:00am
Driver’s Meeting:  11:15 am
Hot Laps (Mandatory):  12:00-1:00pm
Race 1:  1:00 PM (Heats, then Features)
(Running of Heats for Race 2 TBD on Race Day)
Race 2:  7:00PM

Preferred hotels in the area:
http://www.lcfair.com/preferred-hotels/4560308891

Racers:
Enter off of Peterson Road

Racers will pay a $10.00 USLMRA Race Fee, (rather than usual $20.00 fee) which covers insurance, pit access, rental of one transponder and computer timing & scoring.  Each racer and each person entering the Fair Grounds must also pay $10.00 for Fair Admission.  Additional transponders rental are $5.00.  ALL other persons, including pit crew and minors must pay $5.00 for Pit Access.  

Camping will be allowed in the pits as long as there are no fires or fireworks. There are also no electrical hook ups in the pits but we can you fresh water if needed.

Please Note!

From the Fair Board:  “On Friday the rodeo won't be over until 9:00-930pm it will take couple of hours to tear the chutes and gates down. I would think most of cowboys and cowgirls will be leaving pit area as soon as they are packed up. So as soon as there is room in pit area the drivers can move in. The entrance they are going to use is on Peterson Road. There is road construction in full swing on Peterson rd from rte. 45 to the east and past rte. 83 to the west. Drivers don't need to pay for parking but do need a fair ticket to enter in Saturday is $10.00 per person. This race is getting a lot of calls from press in our area. We are very excited to host it this year.”
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