I’ve got the need for mow speed!” said Jim Coones, Equestrian Director at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center of the Florida State Fair Authority. “I’m a horse guy, but when it comes to racing lawn mowers, this isn’t horsing around!
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 24, 2011
Grass kickers of the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series http://www.letsmow.com/2012-season-2/sta-bil-racing-series/ will mow ‘em down at the at the Florida State Fair, http://www.floridastatefair.com/, 4800 U.S. Highway 301 N, Tampa, Florida, Saturday and Sunday, February 18-19, 2012. Race time is 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday Feb. 18 and 11:00am-2:00pm on Sunday Feb. 19.
The STA-BIL Sunshine State Winter Nationals will feature sod-slinging action on riding lawn mowers with all cutting blades removed in ten classes at speeds up to 60mph. Racers compete for points, trophies and bragging rights. There are no cash prizes and a sense of humor is not required, but strongly encouraged.
Racers from across the southeast will compete as will snow birds from Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio who need an excuse to take their racing mowers out of the shop before Spring.
“I’ve got the need for mow speed!” said Jim Coones, Equestrian Director at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center of the Florida State Fair Authority. “I’m a horse guy, but when it comes to racing lawn mowers, this isn’t horsing around – it’s serious but fun too. I am MOWtivated!”
The STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series is sanctioned by the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), the nation’s oldest and largest lawn mower racing sanctioning body. Founded on April 1, 1992 and celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, the USLMRA sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 20-race STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series and a network of 50 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 140 sanctioned races nationwide every year. STA-BIL lawn mower racers compete in ten classes at speeds up to 60 mph with all cutting blades removed. Race mower classes include Junior Prepared (8 mph), IMOW (20 mph), Prepared (50 mph) and Factory Experimental (60 mph).
The Florida State Fair Authority oversees the operations of the Florida State Fairgrounds and the annual Florida State Fair. Since 1995, the Florida State Fair Authority has been under the administration of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam leads the Fair Authority and presides over the Fair Authority Board comprised of 20 leaders from throughout Florida.
The mission of the Florida State Fair Authority is to create positive entertainment experiences through:
- The annual Florida State Fair
- A variety of year-round events Quality competitive programs
- A commitment to agriculture, education and community service
- A focus on new opportunities
The annual Florida State Fair is a salute to the state's agriculture and equestrian industries including shows, music, rides, food and shopping for 12 consecutive days. Free entertainment and parking is included with admission.
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For more information visit http://www.letsmow.com or call (847) 272-2120.