Passion/glory of extreme lawn mower racing

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    The passion and glory of extreme lawn mower racing

    In this fast-growing sport, daredevils risk life and limb, reaching death-defying speeds of almost 60 mph.

    I thought I’d seen everything when I watched a jaw-droppingly boring all-terrain vehicle race at the Monster Truck show last month. But I hadn’t reckoned with … lawn mower racing.

    Did you know that the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association is “the nation’s oldest and largest national lawn mower racing sanctioning body”? Yep, it goes all the way back to 1992, so it’s venerable indeed. The “sport” itself is not much older, having been created in a pub circa 1973 by some British louts with too much time on their hands.

    A company that makes lawn mower oil brought it over here and established a race series — the STA-BIL Series includes 21 annual events! There are 50 local chapters, and 140 sanctioned races in 37 states.

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    Lawn mower racing is real? I thought it was just a gag on Tim Allen's Home Improvements show. lol
     

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