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1  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
2  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
3  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...



4  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/

5  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
6  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

7  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.”
8  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / July 19-20 12th Annual HD Fundraiser In Sparta, Michigan on: July 08, 2014, 10:53:25 PM
12th Annual HD Fundraiser In Sparta, Michigan

The 12th Annual STA-BIL Nationals Race for Huntington’s Disease Research, Saturday-Sunday, July 19-20, 2014, “The Jim Keech Memorial Race for Huntington’s Disease” will again honor one of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association’s most beloved competitors  and raise awareness and money for Huntington’s Disease research.

Official Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HD-Mower-Races/177121298086?fref=photo

The Mikula-Keech Family and the Michigan Lawn Mower Racing Association look forward to hosting racers and friends from across the country to this Crown Jewel of the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series.  Come race with us on one of the smoothest grass tracks in the series.

We are proud to announce that over the past nine years, this event as raised more than $100,000 for Huntington’s Disease Research.

Once again a very special raffle will take place for Huntington’s Disease Research.  We have the original “Purple People Eater” raffle mower built by Doc Kuhfeldt.  This machine was owned and successfully raced by Art Neavill before he passed away.  Jim Mikula purchased it from his estate and restored it to once again give this popular machine away to the winner.

•   1st Prize:  JP/IMOW Class racing mower, $1500 cash, or a John Deere D105 lawn tractor.  Winner’s choice.
•   2nd Prize:  Battery operated John Deere riding toy tractor

Donation:  $2.00 per ticket or three (3) for $5.00.  Drawing will be held Sunday, July 21, 2013.  Winners do not need to be present to win, and delivery of the mower will be worked out with the winner.  100% of the proceeds go to Huntington’s disease research.

For tickets and information:
Four Seasons Yard & Sport Equipment, Inc.
Comstock Park, Michigan
Phone:  616-784-2471
mwrman@fourseasns.com

 
Lunch will be served on both Saturday 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 1:00pm, and concessions are available both days.  Please RSVP to Jayson Mikula  @ jaysonmikula@yahoo.com for the free lunch.

Please visit the event the Official HD Mower Races Web Site at http://www.hdmowerraces.com/ and Facebook Page, H.D. Mower Races, for all the latest information!  

Track location
Paul C. Miller Airport
9100 Vinton Ave.
Sparta, MI 49345

http://www.city-data.com/airports/Paul-C-Miller-Sparta-Airport-Sparta-Michigan.html


Schedule for Saturday July 19:
Registration 12- 3 pm
Tech 12-3 pm
Driver Meeting 3:30 pm
Practice (mandatory) 4:15 pm
Racing begins 5 pm


Schedule for Sunday 20:
Registration 9-11:30
Tech 9 -11:30
Drivers Meeting 11:45 pm
Hot laps (mandatory) 12:15 pm
Racing begins at 1 pm

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.  

Camping will be allowed in the pits as long as there are no fires or fireworks.  This must be strictly adhered to because the track is located on airport grounds.  There are also public camp grounds located about 10 minutes from the track in Cedar Springs MI.

There will be 7 portable facilities on site, 2 located in the pits
and 5 in the spectator area, and they will be cleaned Sun morning

Hotel information is as follows:

America’s Best Value Inn
777 3 Mile Rd
Walker MI 49544
888-315-2378 or 616-784-2900

Swan Inn Motel
5182 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park MI 49321
800-875-SWAN or 616-784-1224

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids
500 Center Drive
Grand Rapids MI 49544
616-647-1000

Quality Inn Grand Rapids North
2171 Holton Court NW
Walker MI 49544
800-4CHOICE or 616-791-8630

Comfort Suites
350 Dodge Street
616-785-7899

Spring Hill Suites
450 Center Drive
Grand Rapids MI 49544
616-785-1600

Holiday Inn Express
358 River Ridge DR NW
Walker, MI
616-647-4100


SEE YOU IN SPARTA!
9  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 3rd Annual STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals Carlisle Iowa River Bottom Raceway on: June 30, 2014, 05:42:22 PM
Facebook Photo Album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152517341745798.1073741835.58920630797&type=1
10  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 3rd Annual STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals Carlisle Iowa River Bottom Raceway on: June 26, 2014, 08:44:43 AM
Time is getting close . Can't wait to see everyone here this weekend. Bring your mowers and lets have some fun!

OK, we have a Rooster, a Teddy Bear and a Baber.  Marty - you better bring the DONKEY! 
11  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: 3rd Annual STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals Carlisle Iowa River Bottom Raceway on: June 21, 2014, 11:34:18 AM

June 20, 2014

STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals

STA-BIL Series Racing Coming To River Bottom Raceway, Carlisle, Iowa, June 28-29, 2014

We've hosted some of the largest mower count National Point races in the history of the USLMRA and sure would like this one to be bigger and better than ever!

On Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, The Central Iowa Lawn Mower Racing Association (CILMRA) will host the 3rd Annual STA-BIL Midwest Summer Nationals for two days of sod stomping at the River Bottom Raceway in Carlisle, Iowa, just outside Des Moines. 

CILMRA web site
http://www.cilmra.com
CILMRA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Iowa-Lawn-Mower-Racing-Association/171920732888385 


This is a Double Header Weekend with a complete STA-BIL Series Race schedule on both days.  If you have a racing mower, it is deemed to be safe and passes Tech Inspection, we will find a class for you and you will race.

Schedule for Saturday June 28th
Registration 10am - 1:00 pm

Tech 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Driver Meeting 1:30 pm
Practice (mandatory) 2:15 pm
Racing begins at 3:00 pm

Schedule for Sunday June 29th
Registration 9 am-11:30 am
Tech 9 am -11:30 am

Drivers Meeting 11:45 am

Hot laps (mandatory) 12:15 pm

Racing begins at 1 pm

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 is $5.00.  Drivers may use the same transponder for different classes, as long as transponder switch does not delay start of a race.  Drivers will be allowed to bring 2 additional pit crew or family members into the pits for $5 each to cover pit access and insurance. ALL other persons must pay $20.00 for Pit Access. All pit passes are $20 for 2 days.

General Admission into the Grandstands will be $5 with children 10 and under free. Pits will be open at all spectators following the last checkered flag each day to meet the drivers and look at the machines.

Racer Contact:
Marty Murphy
Cell:  641-218-4169
MRMurphy@Pella.com



Doug Baber
Track Promoter
515-975-8487
dougbaber@live.com

Other activities:

There will be a live band playing at the track following Saturdays’ racing schedule.

Downtown area within walking distance of the track.

The track concession will be open during race times and there will be other food venders available.

City web site: http://www.carlisle-ia.gov/index.htm

Hotel Information


Area Motels (motels close to the air port would be next closest to the track)

http://www.hotels.com/


Camping Information:

The city of Carlisle has approved overnight camping at the race track; space may be limited and will not have electric or water hook-ups. The local high school is very close to the track and they will open the locker rooms for shower use. Camping is free for this area for the entire weekend.
City web site:
http://www.carlisle-ia.gov/index.htm
Yellow Banks Park is a county park about 10 miles north near Pleasant Hill and is a nice park some racers enjoyed last year and does have electric sites, shower houses and takes online reservations for 9 campsites, the rest are first come. Electric camper sites are $19/night, tent sites are $13/night.

Map from Yellow Banks to Track:

http://mapq.st/KmG8Bg

Campground web site:

http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Polk/Park/Yellow-Banks-Park.aspx

Webb RV Park is a private park about 9 miles east of the track. All 50 sites are full facility (50 amp electric, water, sewer, shower house). Rates are $30/night and this was a popular place for fans and drivers to stay last year. A short drive on a gravel road but all who stayed here last year say it was worth it.

Webb RV Park LLC
22955 Buchanan Trail, Hartford, IA 50118
Phone: (515) 989-0574
Map from Webb RV Park to Track:
http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=10-5tobTTsTPark web site:

12  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: May 24-25 STA-BIL Ellerbe, NC Nationals Memorial Day Weekend (Racing For Taylor) on: May 27, 2014, 10:51:46 AM
WOW, what a weekend! 

Lawnmower races feature fun, fundraising -
Your Daily Journal - yourdailyjournal.com
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/localnews3-news/4850337/Lawnmower-race-weekend-features-fun-fundraising#.U4SwYi9RGs0


Facebook Photo Album
Racing For Taylor
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152422296715798.1073741833.58920630797&type=1
13  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Ford Fan Day at Kentucky Speedway on: April 26, 2014, 09:42:42 PM
USLMRA racers ran an exhibition today at Ford Dan Day at Kentucky Speedway

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152352980260798.1073741832.58920630797&type=1
14  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: April 5-6, STA-BIL Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on: April 12, 2014, 06:28:22 PM
Kickin’ Grass at Charlotte “Mower” Speedway – April 5 & 6 Recap, Photos, Video and MOW! | LetsMow.com


http://www.letsmow.com/2014/04/kickin-grass-at-charlotte-mower-speedway-april-5-6-recap-photos-video-and-mow/
15  Race and Event Announcements / USLMRA Races / Re: March 8-9, STA-BIL National Series at Avon Park Florida Mowerplex on: April 11, 2014, 01:30:31 PM
Post event recap from the Cutting Edge Blog at www.letsmow.com


The STA-BIL Snow Bird Nationals at Avon Park Revisited – A Prestigious Lawn Mower Racing Event | LetsMow.com


http://www.letsmow.com/2014/04/the-sta-bil-snow-bird-nationals-at-avon-park-revisited-a-prestigious-lawn-mower-racing-event/
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