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    Default The Classes of Lawn Mower Racing

    We get alot of questions about the differences in Racing classes for Lawn Mowers. Here is a down and dirty class list, slowest to fastest!


    Junior Prepared - Same mower as IMOW for kids 10 - 15
    IF YOUR UNDER 16 THIS IS YOUR ONLY CLASS SO DON'T REMOVE THE GOVERNOR

    IMOW - This is the governed engine class, great place to start and learn to build,set-up and drive a racing mower. Or for the more experienced racer to just have fun! The great part is you can throw a modified engine on these chassis, if you build them right, and go to the faster classes.

    A/Prepared These are the little guys, not the drivers, the mowers. Short,light mowchines with those pissed off bumble bee engines, Small flatheads 8.5 HP & under! Don't let their size fool you, these little skates are a drivers machine!

    S/Prepared - The rest of the flathead singles. This is my favorite class, I don't think the racing can get any better! A great step up from the governed classes, light and agile, but the longer chassis makes them alot easier to drive than an APs and allows for some good tight racing action. The slower speeds and lighter weights allow you to get away with a little bit of rubbin' and bumpin' without necessarily a complete wipe out, but not without a black flag!

    C/Prepared - OHV Singles and Opposed/flat head twins. Now you better bring it boys, this is where things start getting serious! Where engines start getting mad and drivers better be bad, down in the dirt fight it out battle royal of mower madness, man and mowchine gettin' it on! Clean cut mommas boys stay at the house eatin' cookies and drinkin' your milk, but if you got feathers on your tail strap it to a C/P and LETS DO THIS!

    B/Prepared- OHV Twins. Can you say hold on to your tail feathers! Fast is just what these speed demons do for parade laps! That's not chicken grease in Superman's ears, he lost his hearing breaking the sound barrier at Talladega! Bring your best game, and your biggest wallet. A whole pocketful of Andrew Jackson's will get you in the game, but just barely. Short cut's and budget builds won't put you up front here. If a part can be broken, the Big Twins will do it! Your chassis better be right, your drive train better be right, your tires better be right, and your nerves better be 4140 or your gonna get left! If you don't have a couple of good seasons on a MOWER under your belt don't even try it. Ohh you raced a late model? Good now come learn how to drive! Track champ in a sprint car you say? So strap your tail on a Big Twin and lets take a walk on the wild side....Swindell & Haudenschild? Pfffft rookies!

    F/X - Single cylinder OHV engines highly modified.This is the AP gone mad! .Ever drove a Hot Wheel 60 MPH? Bar stool racers with a hood. This class allows all the neat go-fast goodies the others don't allow. Centrifugal clutches and RAGBs, simulated decks. Highly modified custom chassis,The technicians with fast reflexes class. Another Rookies need not apply class. Where B/P's are fast, F/X mowchines are quick, light and agile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster View Post

    Junior Prepared -

    IMOW -

    A/Prepared

    S/Prepared -

    C/Prepared -

    B/Prepared- OHV Twins. Can you say hold on to your tail feathers!

    F/X - Single cylinder OHV engines highly modified.This is the AP gone mad! .Ever drove a Hot Wheel 60 MPH? Bar stool racers with a hood. This class allows all the neat go-fast goodies the others don't allow.
    Sounds crazy!! What types of speeds do you get on each class? If you have some video of the F/X class, would love to see the bar stool on wheels!!!


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    I raced Go Karts for years back in the late 80s and early 90s. If Mower Racing is that much fun then it's a blast!
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    I wasn't aware, very informative, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel Manzano View Post
    Sounds crazy!! What types of speeds do you get on each class? If you have some video of the F/X class, would love to see the bar stool on wheels!!!

    Sorry, missed this somehow?
    "Attainable" speeds range from 20MPH to 100MPH...seriously!
    It is rare we run that fast, typical race speeds for the prepared classes range from 25-50mph depending on track conditions.

    Mower racing is more fun than Karts, kart guys get too serious!

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    http://www.letsmow.com/media/uslmra-tv/

    There is the USLMRA TV Channel, great stuff!


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