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Recently I came apon a website where they are racing riding lwan mowers. It is in the UK and is becoming popular in the USA. All you have to do is search on the web for lawnmower racing and you will find several sites. This sport is going to be very popular in the future. Please make a show with this sport.
-- Mark Nichols (MDLNICHOLS@EARTHLINK.NET), March 29, 2001
I don't recall seeing this before.
It's pretty cool...
Make it a four leg relay race.
Leg One - Mowing Leg Two - Speed (mowers disengaged) Leg Three - Power climb Leg Four - Muck run
Waddya think Joey, Waddy, Jay, Ron, Chip, Casey, Etc., Etc.,
-- Dan Denney (Rustrenegades@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001.
As Long as I'm allowed to put a BIG BLOCK on the Mower, LET'S GET IT ON!!!
BROAD CAST JUNKIES WEBSITE
-- Joey Falgout (Broadcast Junkies) (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 29, 2001.
I've got a 1962 Jacobsen 8 hp tractor that will pull a 4000lb car up my driveway, which is pretty steep, but other than cutting grass it would take some serious modifications to be competitive.
-- JustJay-captain-Three Rusty Juveniles (email@example.com), March 29, 2001.
Lawn mower racing has a life of its own here in the US- It's a really big deal. But then, we also have The National Miniature Golf Championships. Let's face it: We're competetive. Lawn mower racing in the US is limited to an 8 hp Briggs & Stratton engine (four stroke flathead one cylinder) No supercharger, no turbo, no nitrous. (Yeah, I know- They took all the fun out of it.) The TV show "Home Improvement" did a show about it some years back. Of course, Tim The Tool Man showed up with The World's Fastest Lawn Mower- it had a gas turbine helicopter engine on the back. (For real.) For JYW, you'd have to come up with something not at all like the harvesters' competition they did. Dan's four events sounds like a good test for any lawn mower- That might be the way to go! (But why limit engine size?!)
-- Chip Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2001.
They should build a snowmobile, even if they have to race it on grace, that would be realy fun to see, because we watch junkyard wars every week.
-- Rachelle Lacroix (email@example.com), April 04, 2001.