Concord, NC (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on the “Cutting Edge” of American motorsports April 6-7 as the Food Lion AutoFair hosts the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series for two days of dirt track lawn mower racing at speeds up to 60 mph.
“Lawn Rangers” from across the country will compete in bladeless competition at “The Greatest Place to See The Race,” Charlotte Motor Speedway. Racing starts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.
“What better way to celebrate the 21st birthday of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association than with a STA-BIL® National Series Weekend at the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway?” said Bruce Kaufman “Mr. Mow It All,” USLMRA President. “Lawn mower racing turns 21 on April Fool’s Day and how cool it will be to come of age in Charlotte, the home of NASCAR. This is truly mowtivating!”
A custom-built dirt track will be created in the modified garage area in the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway specifically for the racing mowers, which compete in 11 classes with all cutting blades removed. Racing is sanctioned by the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), where racers compete for points, trophies and bragging rights, as well as the occasional garden gnome. The USLMRA is sponsored by STA-BIL®, America's top selling fuel stabilizer.
“It’s mow time at Charlotte,” said Shaun Johnson, Charlotte Motor Speedway director of racing operations. “Fans will love the race mowers and we’re excited to have them as part of the Food Lion AutoFair, which is the perfect event partner for lawn mower racing.”
Lawn mower racers from across the country will compete at Charlotte, including members of the East Tennessee, Florida, Mason-Dixon, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio Lawn Mower Racing Associations, along with the Alabama-based Dixie Outlaws. National and regional champions will be on site to race and visit with fans all weekend.
The Food Lion AutoFair annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors, features nearly 50 car club displays and offers a surplus of automotive parts and memorabilia for sale or trade. There’s also a collector car auction conducted by Dealer Auctions Inc. and more than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
Food Lion AutoFair is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For tickets or additional information about Food Lion AutoFair or other events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
About Charlotte Motor Speedway
For more than 50 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment and evolved into “The Greatest Place to See the Race.” Nestled in the heart of NASCAR country, the Mecca of Motorsports is the only race vacation destination where fans can immerse themselves in the sport by taking in an event at the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway and visit race team shops and the newly-opened NASCAR Hall of Fame in the same weekend. Generating a regional economic impact of approximately $400 million annually, the speedway hosts three premiere NASCAR events each year - the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500 - as well as more than three dozen other events for automotive and motorsports enthusiasts of all ages. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s basic philosophy is to always put “Fans First” and create memories that last a lifetime for all that pass through the gates.
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.