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October 3, 2013

Lawnmower races at GBC

Athens — GUN BARREL CITY – The Lone Star Mower Racing Association (LSMRA) is proud to announce they have tuned-up their prized racing machines and will be appearing Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at a Fundraiser in Gun Barrel City.

The LSMRA is one of the fastest racing lawnmower clubs in the land and it  will show off and compete at Gun Barrel City for trophies and bragging rights. Proceeds from the event go to the local area fire departments .

A full day of events are planned, including arts and crafts, a poker run, brisket cook-off, petting zoo, and concert, as well as high-speed lawnmower racing.

LSMRA mower racing will commence with the Second points race of the 2014.

Racing Season is on Saturday at 2  p.m.  Racers will compete in six classes of USLMRA-sanctioned racing. 

The LSMRA members, along with the Texas State Champions, will be available before and after the races to answer your questions and tell you how you may join the USLMRA/LSMRA.

Lawnmower racing is one of the most economical and fastest-growing forms of motorsport in the country today. Racers come from all walks of life and backgrounds to accomplish one thing - have fun. They also see who has the fastest mower.

The LSMRA is a local chapter of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) which sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 18-race STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series and a network of 45 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 140 sanctioned races nationwide.  Races feature riding lawn mowers with cutting blades removed at speeds up to 60 mph.  Lawn mowers race in four road course classes with all cutting blades removed: Stock (8 mph), IMOW (20 mph), Prepared (50 mph), and F/X or Factory Experimental (60 mph).  USLMRA lawn mower racing is featured on the Pink’s All Out, Discovery Channel, Fox Sports Net and Outdoor Channel.


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