NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 13, 2016) - As Summer powers down, lawn mower racers are fueling up as the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) is set to take to the turf for the 25th Annual STA-BIL 360° Performance Nationals. Lawn mower racers from near and far will be revving up their engines on Saturday, September 24 at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC.
The 25th annual national championships will feature 10 classes of Sod Slingers racing at speeds up to 60 mph in deck-to-deck bladeless competition for trophies, glory and bragging rights. The lineup will include Legends of The Lawn, including The Ace of Blades, The Garden Gangster, Turfinator and Sodzilla.
"Lawn mower racing has become a global phenomenon, and it's a testament to the racers' dedication and passion, and the fans' amazing support, that we have been around for 25 years of kicking grass," quipped Bruce Kaufman, "Mr. Mow It All," USLMRA President. "We are one big family at the USLMRA and we always say, 'a family that mows together, grows together.' We look forward to another 25 years plowing forward."
And, to celebrate our super sod slingers, on Sunday, Sept. 25, more than 100 racers and family members will gather at the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 8th annual USLMRA Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame Ceremony. We'll take this opportunity to recognize two Turf Titans who have made a major impact on the sport:
- Kerry Evans
USLMRA Vice President, and Director of Timing & Scoring, Kerry Evans has served the USLMRA for 18 years as Race Director, Engine Builder, Tech Advisor and "Mow To Guy." Based in Wilmer, AL, Evans runs "Mow South," the USLMRA's southern office and serves as an advisor to the Dixie Outlaws, one of the founding USLMRA local chapters.
- Manny Torres
USLMRA National Chief Steward and Technical Director, Manny Torres is responsible for racer safety, rules writing and enforcement and race day operations. Based in Port Deposit, Maryland, Torres has served the USLMRA since 2002. He is a master mechanic, engine builder and racing champion.
About the USLMRA
Founded on April 1, 1992, the USLMRA sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 18-race STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series and a network of 50 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 250 sanctioned races nationwide every year. STA-BIL lawn mower racers compete in ten 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.
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