"I've got the need for mow speed. I'm a horse guy, but 60 mph on a lawn mower isn't horsing around!" - Jim Coones, Director, Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Florida State Fairgrounds.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Sod Stompers from the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) will take to the turf at the STA-BIL Sunshine State Winter Nationals, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 16-17, 2013 at the Florida State Fair 4800 U.S. Highway 301 N, Tampa, Florida, Race time is 2:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am on Sunday.
The STA-BIL Sunshine State Winter Nationals will feature sod-slinging action on riding lawn mowers with all cutting blades removed in 11 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!”
About the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association:
Founded on April 1, 1992, 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). 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 USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, K&N Filters, Facelube, Wheelies Tractor Wheel Covers, Auggiedog Poop Pickup Tool and GnomeFrenzy.com. For mow info please visit http://www.letsmow.com.
About Gold Eagle Co., makers of STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, USLMRA Title Sponsor:
For more than 80 years, Gold Eagle® Co. has been an industry pioneer in the production and distribution of aftermarket fluids and additives. We create products that help preserve, protect and enhance the performance of engines everywhere. We are 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!®, DieselPower!® Diesel Additives, 303® Aerospace Protectant and 303® Fabric Guard. To view our complete line of Gold Eagle products or learn more about the Company, please visit goldeagle.com or “like” our Gold Eagle Co., STA-BIL, Start Your Engines! or Engine Answerman pages on Facebook. For product questions, please call us at 800-621-1251 or follow us on Twitter @GoldEagleHelp.