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STA-BIL NATIONAL LAWN MOWER RACING RETURNS TO TEXAS

Gun Barrel City, Texas will welcome Texas Turf Titans and Sod Slingers from far and wide as the Lone Star Mower Racing Association (LSMRA) hosts the STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series, June 11-12, 2016.

CRO Champion Ron Dunn is getting set to MOW: 
Cool Rides Online Champion Ron Dunn will bring his  1970 Cougar Eliminator…351 Cleveland…300 horsepower with the GT performance group….one of only 2267 Eliminators produced in  1970, one of 178 built with this package and trim.  Was considered the Gentleman’s Muscle Car.  (fairly Rare auto).  I have owned the car for about 10 years and have won many trophies over the years.  It was one of the featured autos on Cool rides online in October of 2013.

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Racers from the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), the nation’s oldest and largest lawn mower racing sanctioning body, will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2017.

“We’re going to tear up the turf in Texas,” said Gun Barrel City resident and LSMRA President Mike Howell, also known as “Mr. Mowyagi.” “The Gun Barrel track is one of the LSMRA’s favorite venues and we can’t wait to show it off to our racing friends form across the country.  We thank the City of Gun Barrel for hosting this event and we’re looking forward to a great weekend of ‘America’s Fastest Mowing Sport’!”

The Gun Barrel City race is estimated to draw 300-400 spectators to the Cedar Creek Reservoir area. The town acquired its name when farmers first settled in 1969, they noted that the road through the town looked “straight as a gun barrel.

Racers and national staff from Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina will be on site to rock and mow. The race will host various charity fundraisers such as Toys for Tots and there will be cookouts and family fun.

Gun Barrel is known for its hospitality, and with the upcoming race, the tourism industry will see a major rise. And it’s no stranger to big events either. Last year’s July Fest saw approximately 5,000 attendees. Fans will be sure to have a great time in Gun Barrel. The races will last all day and will showcase various classes from IMOW to FX.

When asked his favorite part, Gun Barrel native and lawn mower racer Michael Howell said “Seeing excitement on people’s faces when we crank these things up!”

Track Address:

298 Municipal Drive

Gun Barrel City, Texas 75156

 Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1705304329687934/

 Gun Barrel City Schedule:

Saturday, June 11:
Registration: 9a – 10:30a
Tech. Inspection: 9a – 10:30a
Drivers Meeting: 10:45p
Practice: 11a – 12:30p
Heats: 1p
Main: (2hrs) 4p

Sunday, June 12
Registration: 9a – 10:30a
Tech 9a – 10:30a
Drivers Meeting 10:45
Practice: 11a – 12:30p
Heats: 1p
Main: 3p

Places to Stay: Gun Barrel City offers a variety of places to stay–

LaQuinta Inn
210Heritage Pkwy
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156
(903) 887-2517

Days Inn
2111 W Main St
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156

Other Attractions:

Whatz-Up Family Fun Park
700 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy.
Seven Points , TX.  1.5 miles from Gun Barrel City

Paintball, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing ,Go Karts, Arcade, Batting cages

Loads of fun!!!  All Ages

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