Lawn Mower Racing returning to Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama
The zany fun of competitive, high-speed racing among grass cutting machines will return to the 2nd Annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama at Atlanta Motor Speedway April 18-19.
Both days of the event will feature official sod-slinging STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series points races on the AMS infield, as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), America's oldest and largest national lawn mower racing organization and "the greatest show on turf," slices into Atlanta for the second consecutive year.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Georgia Lawn Mower Racing Association to once again bring lawn mower racing action to the Atlanta Motorama," said Bruce 'Mr. MowItAll' Kaufman, founder and president of United States Lawn Mower Racing Association. "We are looking forward to returning to Atlanta, and all systems are mow."
Established in 1992, the USLMRA is for fun-loving racing enthusiasts of all ages with affiliates in 37 states. Members and affiliate racers enjoy the love of nothing but competition, as sanctioned events are not raced for money or prizes, only trophies, glory, points and bragging rights. The USLMRA emphasizes safety, sportsmanship and camaraderie, balancing ingenuity with a sense of humor and desire to go fast, as drivers "mow for it" on souped-up, bladeless backyard machines.
Points are awarded at each STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series event, and many local chapters and affiliated clubs crown local champions each year. Racers are grouped with other competitors with comparable mower equipment based on horsepower and modifications.
Saturday's lawn mower action gets started with an open practice at 9 a.m., and the green flag drops for heat races at 11:15 a.m. The feature races will include two rounds of "mains" beginning at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. The racing will continue Sunday with start times at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The lawn mower racing track will be located on the AMS infield, near Turn 3 and can be viewed for free with general festival admission.
For "mow" information on the USLMRA and a full schedule of the 2015 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series, visit www.letsmow.com.
Admission to the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama presented by Classic Collectors Insurance, zMax Micro-lubricant and the Atlanta Journal Constitution is $12 per day. Kids ages 6 to 11 will be admitted for $5, and kids ages 5 and under will be admitted for free. Camping at the speedway is available during the event, and full hook-up or dry camping can be reserved for the weekend. For more event information and to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorama.com.