Clements, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower, members of the National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame and Turf Titans from across the U.S. and Canada will kick grass in Southern Maryland for two days of sod slinging action at the 8th annual STA-BIL St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Races, Friday-Saturday, August 3-4, 2012, 7:00pm at Bowles Farms, 22880 Budd’s Creek Rd (Rte. 234), in Clements, Maryland.
The bladeless mow down will feature racing mower action at speeds up to 60 mph. Racers compete for points, trophies, bragging rights and garden gnomes, not cash prizes. Racing is sanctioned by the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, and is sponsored by STA-BIL®, America's top selling fuel stabilizer.
Event highlights include the appearance The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower and its owner Bobby Cleveland, Gold Eagle’s Engine Answerman, who set the World Lawn Mower Land Speed Record of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Sept. 25, 2010), along with National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame members Chuck Miller (2009), Art Neavill (2011) and Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All” USLMRA Founder & President who will be inducted during Labor Day Weekend at the 20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals national lawn mower racing championships.
"96 miles per hour on a lawn mower is crazy, but it feels so good," said Cleveland, from his home turf in Locust Grove, Georgia, outside Atlanta. "I think I can top 100, and can't wait to try it one mow time."
Each year over 9,000 spectators witness two days of grass kicking racing action racing as part of the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series. The racing field will include several Maryland-based lawn mower racing superstars including 2011 USLMRA Driver of the Year Wally Bender, DelMarVa Lawn Mower Racing Association President Manny Torres, Mason-Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association President Lou Filos, 3-Time SP Class Champion Jason Brown and Eastern Seaboard Racing Ambassador Jackie Andrews as well as 2010-2009 Driver of the Year Richard Webb from Michigan and Ryan Kerr and his Ryker Racing Team from the Western Ontario Outlaws in Ontario, Canada.
To further mark this “mowmentous” occasion, Francis Jack Russell, President of the County Board of Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Maryland, will proclaim Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th 2012, as Mow Town Days in St. Mary’s County.
Additional activities include a children’s moon bounce, kiddy tractor pull, John Deere Toy Display, K-9 demonstrations and an antique tractors display as well as a Mini Excavator Challenge. The races benefit the 7th District Rescue Squad and the 7th District Optimist Club of St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
About the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association
Founded on April 1, 1992, The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 20-race STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series, a U.S. Open National Series, Local Traveling Chapters and Home Track Affiliated Clubs, hosting 140 events each year. The USLMRA is the nation’s oldest and largest National Lawn Mower Racing Sanctioning Body with more than 800 racers nationwide. Lawn mowers race in several road course classes with all cutting blades removed at speeds from 10-60 mph. Racers compete for trophies, points and bragging rights, never for purse money. The annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals national championship is televised on Fox Sports Net “Race Freaks” USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, K&N Filters and Gnomefrenzy.com. For mow info please visit http://www.letsmow.com.
About Bobby Cleveland and The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower
Cleveland shares his engine knowledge as Gold Eagle's Engine Answerman. As a former technician and riding lawnmower designer, he shares his experience and advice with consumers on how they can obtain greater performance out of all things motor--from power sport vehicles and classic cars to household power equipment such as weedwackers and lawnmowers.
In addition to fueling his passion for engines, Cleveland has a drive for tricking out traditional yard equipment. Cleveland rode his first lawnmower at the age of nine and to date has won eight national STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series championships . Cleveland earned the "world's fastest" title in 2010 when he achieved the noted top speed of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in Utah on a riding lawnmower that he built which includes upgrades to his 20-horsepower Briggs & Stratton V-Twin engine, new billet flywheel and custom power wing. Cleveland will showcase the world's fastest lawnmower at the Gold Eagle Big Rig area at the STA-BIL St. Mary’s County National Lawn Mower Races. For more information, please visit http://www.goldeagle.com/event_marketing/engine_answerman.aspx.
About Gold Eagle Co., makers of STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer
For 80 years, Gold Eagle® Co. has been an industry pioneer in the production and distribution of aftermarket fluids and additives, creating products that help preserve, protect and enhance the performance of engines everywhere. Gold Eagle® Co is a leader in the product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of branded engine performance and maintenance chemicals. Privately held and headquartered in Chicago, Gold Eagle Co. is the manufacturer of leading brands, including STA-BIL® Fuel Stabilizer, HEET® Gas-Line Antifreeze, NO-LEAK® Treatments, 104+® Octane Boost, Start Your Engines® and DieselPower!® Diesel Additives. To view a complete line of Gold Eagle products or learn more about the Company, please visit http://www.goldeagle.com.
2012 STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series & US Open Schedule
Feb 18-19, Florida State Fair, Tampa, FL
April 28, Windy Hill Speedway, McDonough, GA
May 19, Gusher Days, Oil City, LA
June 2, Cure Mower Cancer Open, Superior, WI
June 9, Lions Club, Englewood, TN
July 4-5, 4th of July Festival, Estacada, OR
July 21-22, Huntington’s Disease Race For Research, Sparta, MI
July 28-29, River Bottom Raceway, Carlisle, IA
August 3-4, Bowles Farms, Clements, MD
August 11-12, U.S. Open V-Twin Shootout, Vestaburg Speedway, Vestaburg, MI
August 18, Westmoreland Fair, Greensburg, PA, Greensburg, PA
Sept. 1, STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals, Delaware, OH
Sept. 2, U.S. Open Finals, Delaware, OH
Nov. 3-4, Sam Rogers U.S. All American Open, Stevenson, AL
For more information visit http://www.letsmow.com or call (847) 272-2120.
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