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« on: April 15, 2009, 09:14:53 PM »

Well I have seen alot of post, and had alot of PM's and e-mails latey about mower classes.
So I thought I'd give a quick and easy class definition post. You have got to admit that if your not used to reading rule books the class definition part of the US rule book cn get cornfuzzin'(By the way when I say "US" I am referring to the USLMRA, the lazy way)

First off, Both the USLMRA and ARMA have pretty much the same classes, which makes it nice. Credit for that has to go to ARMA as they had enough fore thought to make sure that US legal racers would be ARMA legal as well. However ARMA's rules are a little less restrictive so it don't work the Other way!
Also gotta give ARMA credit, their classes have much cooler names!

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 09:58:18 PM »

Now, a down and dirty class list, slowest to fastest!

US Class designation/ARMA class designation - Brief explanation

Junior Prepared - Same class both associations, same mower as IMOW/Super Stock for kids 10 - 15
IF YOUR A HEYMOWER UNDER 16 THIS IS YOUR ONLY CLASS SO DONT REMOVE THE GOVERNOR

IMOW/Super Stock - This is the governed engine class, great place to start and learn to build,set-up and drive a racing mower. Or for the more experianced racer to just have fun! The great part is you can throw a modified engine on these chassis, if you build them right, and go to the faster classes.

AP/Mini-Sportsman These are the little guys, not the drivers, the mowers. Short,light mowchines with those censored off bumble bee engines, Small flatheads 8.5 HP & under! Don't let their size fool you, these little skates are a drivers machine!

SP/Sportsman - The rest of the flathead singles. This is my favorite class, I don't think the racing can get any better! A great step up from the governed classes, light and agile, but the longer chassis makes them alot easier to drive than an APs and Minis and allows for some good tight racing action. The slower speeds and lighter weights allow you to get away with a little bit of rubbin' and bumpin' without necassarily a complete whipe out, but not without a black flag!

CP/Mod-x - OHV Singles and Opposed twins. Now you better bring it boys, this is where things start getting serious! Where engines start getting mad and drivers better be bad, down in the dirt fight it out battle royal of mower madness, man and mowchine gettin' it on! Clean cut mommas boys stay at the house eatin' cookies and drinkin' your milk, but if you got feathers on your tail strap it to a CP/Mod-x and LETS DO THIS!

BP/Super Sportsman - OHV Twins. Can you say hold on to your tailfeathers! Fast is just what these speed demons do for parade laps! Thats not chicken grease in Supermans ears, he lost his hearing breaking the sound barrier at Talladega! Bring your best game, and your biggest wallet. A whole pocketful of Andrew Jacksons will get you in the game, but just barely. Short cut's and budget builds won't put you up front here. If a part can be broken, the Big Twins will do it! Your chasis better be right, your driveline better be right, your tires better be right, and your nerves better be 4140 or your gonna get left! If you don't have a couple of good seasons on a MOWER under your belt don't even try it. Ohh you raced a late model? Good now come learn how to drive! Track champ in a sprint car you say? So strap your tail on a Big Twin and lets take a walk on the wild side....Swindell & Haudenschild? Pfffft rookies!

FX/Pro-x  - Single cylinder OHV engines highly modified.This is the AP/Mini gone mad! .Ever drove a Hot Wheel 60 MPH? Barstool racers with a hood. This class allows all the neat go-fast goodies the others don't allow. Centrifugal clutches and RAGBs simulated decks. Highly modified custom chassis,The technicians with fast reflexes class. Another Rookies need not apply class. Where BP's And Super Sportsman are fast, FX and Pro-X are quick, light and agile.

ARMA also has the new Super Mod class. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TONIGHTS FEATURE EVENT, THE SOOOOPER M O D I F I E D S!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOO.
If you don't know what they are, you don't need to be racing one so I ain't telling you more than...THEY ARE FRIGGIN' COOL MAN!

Ok, so now some body find my mistakes!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 10:47:09 PM »

Well I could spend hours looking for mistakes.  omg

But definitely like the comparisons

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 10:51:52 PM »

rooster, you simply have a way with words, all im gonna say, besides really cool post. thanks for taking the time!
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 11:07:31 PM »

Wow Rooster, good job!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 11:51:37 PM »

rooster, you simply have a way with words, all im gonna say, besides really cool post. thanks for taking the time!

Ok I'll let the secret out, I was a language arts major what little bit of college I went to.

LOL, "Can you friggin' believe it?" ok who said it in what movie?
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 06:48:27 AM »

Very nice job explaining the classes Rooster!

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2009, 10:50:15 AM »

Lol, Look the Rooster got stickied, I say there boy I think someone done went an spilt some of the Col's honey sauce on my wings!
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 08:02:34 PM »

Rooster, you give this sport personality!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 08:09:24 PM »

Lol, thanx...some call me a smart butt, I just try to keep it light.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 01:17:28 PM »

thanks all of us newbies need to know so we can understand what we are reading and if these thing will work on our set ups or not. thanks again
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2009, 09:23:10 AM »

       George you will be in our prayers. Listen to the doctors do what they tell you please.
    I know you think you know better but trust me, don't push things to early we need you around.
    Your one of the people that makes this crazy sport what it is today.

     ANTECH racing
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 09:42:09 PM »

This needs to be printed off and read EXACTLY as written during the intro at all our races  twothumbsup
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 09:58:44 PM »

I am using it in the ALL American Program.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 10:11:23 PM »

 twothumbsup .............. AWSOME !!!
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