Founded in 2009, the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame is located in Marion, Ohio. The Hall was established to honor Turf Titans who have turned a weekend chore into a competitive sport, and also features the Organizing Committee of Indiana’s Twelve Mile 500 (America’s oldest lawn mower race – founded 1963), Jim Gavin of Wisborough Green, England (Founder and General Secretary of the British Lawn Mower Racing Association) and USLMRA greats such as Ken “Turfinator” Smolecki, Chuck Miller, John “Sir Lawns-A-Lot” Nelson, Dr. Art Neavill, Mike “Hedge Hog” Miller and more!
Surrounded by family and friends from home, as well as my extended lawn mower racing family, I joined the Hallowed Hall of Mowtivation and was then promptly “roasted” by those same folks – but I’m sure I had that coming!
It was a genuinely humbling weekend, and I’m so thankful to the USLMRA, my fellow racers, association president Bruce “Mr. MowItAll” Kaufman, my sponsors, and everyone who has supported me on this wacky ride over the years! Here’s to many MOW, ya’ll!
Here are a few photos of the induction, via the USLMRA’s Facebook page…
To view more photos from the Induction Ceremony, as well as results, photos, video and more from the 22nd Annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Lawn Mower Racing Finals, visit LetsMOW.com!
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