STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer Announces 2012 National Lawn Mower Racing Champions

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Lawn Mower Racers from 20 States and Canada celebrate the end of summer at 20th anniversary National Championships.

The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2012.

“We had 127 racers including sod stompers from Canada, to make this a truly international mow down show down,” said Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All” USLMRA Founder and President.

STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer has announced the 2012 National Lawn Mower Racing Points Champions in the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series, crowned at the 20th Anniversary United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals National Lawn Mower Racing Championships, held Labor Day Weekend in Delaware, Ohio.

More than 120 racing lawn mower racers from 20 states and Canada kicked grass in 11 racing classes and Gold Eagle Co. and USLMRA President Bruce Kaufman “Mr. Mow It All” were inducted the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America.

“We had 127 racers including sod stompers from Canada, to make this a truly international mow down show down,” said Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All” USLMRA Founder and President. “We added four new classes this year, from mild to wild, and really opened up our rules to allow more affordable classes as well as wide open builds. It was also especially gratifying to see so many family combinations racing together including fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, uncles and nephews, a grandpa, son and grandson combination and even a mom, dad and son taking three of the top ten national points places in one class. The family that mows together grows together!"

2012 Top 10 USLMRA Points Champions:

Junior Prepared – JP (Kids ages 10-15)
1) Isaac Ogg, MI, 2950
2) Wyatt Sullivan, NC, 2950
(Co-Champions)
3) Jordan Brown, MD, 2800
4) Lauren Filos, MD, 2700
5) Jonathan Barber, IN, 2600
6) Sam LaLonde, MI, 1950
7) Joseph Freiks, MI, 1900
8) Buddy Pippen, MI, 1100
9) Hayden Crosby, MI, 1050
10) Jacob Dean, AL, 900
11) Jared Callantine, AR, 900

Governed Prepared Kids - GP/K – (Kids ages 12-15)
    1) John Michael Bell, TN, 3000
    2) Mariah Peeler, TN, 2850
    3) Lauren Filos, MD, 2850
    4) Mateo Placios, MI, 1200
    5) Carter Trudgeon, MI, 650
    6) Jarrod Briggs, NE, 650
    7) Jacob Woolery, MO 550

IMOW (12-15 mph)
1) Jayson Mikula, MI, 2950
2) Chris VanMaastricht, MI, 2900
3) Wally Bender, MD, 2700
4) Keith Beacom, MD, 2700
5) Dawn Filos, MD, 2700
6) Eric Corner, MI, 2550
7) Lou Filos, MD, 2250
8) Jim VanMaastricht, MI, 2200
9) Carol VanMaastricht, MI, 2000
10) Ryan Porter, MI, 1800

AP (20-30 mph)
1) Wally Bender, MD, 3000
2) Matt Tucker, IA, 2750
3) Michael Paccione, NJ, 2600
4) Jackie Andrews, MD, 2550
5) Christopher Cox, GA, 2350
6) Ken Jones, IL, 2350
7) Garrett Winchester, AR, 2250
8) Pete Sullivan, NC, 2200
9) Matthew Moran, MD, 1850
10) Mark Moran, Sr., MD, 1800

GP (12-15 mph)
    1) Jason Brown, MD, 2950
    2) Scott Beacom, MD, 2650
    3) Kevin Nipper, GA, 2450
    4) Lee Grover, NJ, 2300
    5) Greene Isaacs, FL, 2200
    6) Tyler Maroon, TN, 2150
7) Chris VanMaastricht, MI, 2150
8) Pat Gore, NJ, 1700
9) Doug Garrett, OH, 1650
10) Lou Filos, MD, 1650

SP (25-35 mph)
    1) Matt Strine, OH, 3000
    2) Jason Brown, MD 2950
    3) Michael Paccione, NJ 2650
    4) Jason Nutbrown, OH, 2600
    5) Wally Bender, MD, 2250
    6) Larry Benning, KS, 2250
    7) Kelsey Vanepps, MI, 2050
    8) Jackie Andrews, MD, 2050
    9) Adam Dinkins, AR, 2000
    10) Duane Ferguson, IA, 1850

CP (25-35 mph)
    1) Chris Cox, GA, 3000
    2) Keith Beacom, MD, 2800
    3) Alex Stella, MI, 2700
    4) Pete Sullivan, NC, 2650
    5) Drew Burton, IN, 2500
    6) Kevin Ferguson, MD, 2200
    7) Thomas Flynn, TN, 2200
    8) Jason Murray, AR, 2000
    9) Jacob Blackburn, TN, 2000
    10) Michael Paccione, NJ, 1850

BP (30-45 mph)
1) Chuck Miller, OH, 3000
2) Ron Rollman, TN, 2950
3) Jason Brown, MD, 2800
4) Glenn Vanepps, MI, 2650
5) Gary Grinder, FL 2200
6) Marty Callantine, AR, 2000
7) Bobby Cleveland, GA, 2000
8) Craig Jones, MI, 2000
9) Mike Bell, TN, 1950
10) Larry Jones, MI, 1850

Factory Experimental (FX) (45-60 mph)
    1) Wally Bender, MD, 2800
    2) Matt Tucker, IA 2600
    3) Kenny Holder, KY, 2400
    4) Kevin Nipper, GA, 2400
    5) Mark Moran, Sr., MD, 1950
    6) Matthew Moran, MD, 1900
    7) Kevin Penne, IL, 1800
    8) Mike Miller, WI, 1650
    9) Greg Honchell, OH, 1600
    10) Paul Krueger, IA, 1200

FX Single (FX/S) (45-60 mph)
    1) Pete Sullivan, NC, 2950
    2) Jacob Herrin, TN, 2850
    3) Thomas Flynn, TN, 2800
    4) Manny Torres, MD, 2700
    5) Kelsey Vanepps, MI, 2350
    6) Pat Sullivan, FL, 2300
    7) Freddy Burt, MI, 1450
    8) Andrew Maurice, GA, 1300
    9) Delaney Ruemkort, AL, 1150
    10) Jewell Strickland, AL, 500

Factory Experimental Twin (FX/S) (45-60 mph)
    1) Ryan Kerr, Ontario, Canada, 3000
    2) Richard Webb, MI, 2950
    3) Jayson Mikula, 2700
    4) Jim Mikula, MI, 2600
    5) Glenn Vanepps, MI, 2500
    6) Kenny Holder, KY, 2250
    7) William Campbell, MI, 1800
    8) James Russell, OH, 1650
9) Wes Pyburn, FL, 1600
    10) George Herrin, TN, 1500

2012 Special Award Winners & Program Announcements
    Rookie of the Year, JP, Isaac Ogg, Michigan
    FaceLube® Fresh Face Award - Rookie of the Year, Adult, Larry Jones, Michigan
    Most Improved Driver of the Year, Matt Strine, Ohio
    Gonzo Go To Fund – Class Presentations, Art Neavill
    Dave Hertel Mowtivation Award Winner, Matt Strine, Ohio
    Charles Powell Mr. Mowjangles Award, Richard Webb, Michigan
    Dubba G Everyman Award, Chrissy Webb, Michigan
Mace Mullins Crew Chief Award, George Herrin, Tennessee
    Driver of the Year, Chuck Miller, Ohio

2012 Golden Blade (To Racing Chapter With Most Points)
    Mason Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association

2012 Presidents Awards Winners and MOWtivational Recognition
    Kerry Evans USLMRA VP, Alabama
    Manny Torres, USLMRA Tech Director, Maryland
    Rodney Peeler, National Chief Steward, Tennessee
    Bobbie Peeler, Special Mowtivation, Tennessee
    Richard Webb, National Chief Steward, Michigan
    Chrissy Webb, Timing & Scoring, Michigan
    Lee Vine, US Open Co-Chair, Minnesota
    Jon “Rooster” Lewman, Mow Ambassador, Kansas
    John Nelson, “Sir Lawns A Lot” Mow Ambassador, Texas

Event sponsors include FaceLube®, the high performance anti-aging skin care technology for masculine men, Auggiedog, a new poop pick up power tool for picking up dog waste and WheeliesTM Tractor Wheel Covers and K&N Filters who has been a Series sponsor for seven years.

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 Gold Eagle Co., Makers of USLMRA Title Sponsor 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.

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