Hello, Mowto: Lawnmower Racing Tosses Turf, Bad Puns

We've always dreamed of owning a Honda riding mower stuffed with a CBR XX Blackbird motor in it. Unfortunately, right now we're a bit short short of acreage in the lawn department. Plus, the thing would probably eliminate more grass with its rear tires than it would with the blade. But still, boys dream of one day owning a riding mower, and men dream of someday racing one against other men on them. Well, some men do, especially if they're partial to monikers like "Geronimow," "Sodzilla" and "Prograsstinator."

These are the people of the Lone Star Mower Racing Association, and they take their low-buck mower racing seriously. Well, as seriously as one can while riding under the name of "Mr. Mow it All." Still, a pretty decent full-race machine can be had for under 3 large if you're a good parts scavenger, which makes it one of the cheapest forms of motor racing known to man. Needless to say, Jalopnik fully backs the repurposing of lawn and garden equipment as competition machinery, even if they do refer to themselves as "The Grateful Dead of Motorsports." Eep.

A Cutting Edge Sport: Lawn Mower Racing [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

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