STA-BIL Lawn Mower Racing Championships Featured at 2013 Delaware County Fair; Lawn Mower Racers from Across America Compete for Trophies, Glory and Garden Gnomes

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After 20 years, Annual Labor Day Weekend Mow Down moves to mid September as lawn rangers converge on the Buckeye State to determine the nation's ultimate turf titans.

After 20 years of racing on Labor Day Weekend, The United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) has moved the annual STA-BIL® Keeps Gas Fresh Finals National Lawn Mower Racing Championships to Saturday, Sept. 14 as part of the the Delaware (Ohio) County Fair.

The traditional "End of Summer Mow Down" will take place two weeks later where Lawn Rangers from across the country will compete in bladeless competition at speeds up to 50mph. National Champions will be crowned in 11 classes, with winners receiving trophies, bragging rights and garden gnomes.

The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower will also be on hand, with owner and driver Bobby Cleveland, the STA-BIL® Engine Answerman™ who set the World Land Speed Record of 96.529 mph at the Bonneville Slat Flats in 2010.

Festivities will also include the annual Induction Ceremony for the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America, when 20-year racing veterans Kevin “Cooter” Penne and Mike “Hedge Hog” Miller will join legends of the lawn including “Turfinator” “Sodzilla” and “Sir Lawns-A-Lot.” The Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is located at Miller Lawn & Power in Marion, Ohio.

Founded on April Fool’s Day 1992 in conjunction with Gold Eagle Co., STA-BIL’s 21 consecutive years of support is one of America’s longest-running motorsports sponsorships. The STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals is the culminating event of the 18-race STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series.

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, 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. USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines! and K&N Filters. For mow info, please visit

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

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