The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association
February 15, 2000 9:08 AM   Subscribe

The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association has a pretty detailed site up. On the one hand, It has made me anxious for the roar of the engines and the smell of the fresh cut grass, but it makes me sad too - ever since Sta-Bil bought out the lawn mower racing circuit, it's become way too commercial. My favorite line is a caption from the picture on the front page: "The Webmaster Leadin' the Pack on his Blades of Thunder in Lisle, IL." It's nice to see someone who is able to combine their work with their passion.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe (7 comments total)
Make sure you don't miss the thrill-a-minute Mower-cam.
posted by jeremy at 9:22 AM on February 15, 2000

In a previous life, I worked on a site for the NTPA (National Tractor Pullers Association). The site has gone down, but here's another one. I guess these are the big boys of lawnmower racing.
posted by jmackin at 9:53 AM on February 15, 2000

Oh man! Nitro-burnin' Tractors!

I never really got into Tractor Pulls (the Demolition Derby was always my County Fair attraction of choice), but my grandfather *loved* them.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:08 AM on February 15, 2000

Never mind tractors....wait till all you Merkins get into Formula One racing when it comes to Indianapolis for the United States Grand Prix in September!

Tractor pulling and lawnmower racing, to say nothing of NASCAR and IRL....sheesh. You've not seen racing till you've seen F1 (CART comes close, but not quite)!
posted by tomcosgrave at 10:21 AM on February 15, 2000

I suppose F1 is okay if you like that sort of thing... for me, lawnmowers are the everyman sport that "Stock" Cars used to be. Now if you really want to talk about hot racing action...
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2000

Silly boys, it's not about speed, it's about distance.
posted by jennyb at 12:38 PM on February 15, 2000

Nope, not's about keeping control at speed and being reliable enough to go the distance....this thread is now going to turn into something sexual ;-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 1:13 PM on February 15, 2000

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