Jason Brown said he liked racing his lawn mower as a child, cutting loose was just as fun as cutting the grass. “It's the first thing you want to do as kid when you get on a mower,” he said. “It is instinctive to pop a wheelie and go fast.”
His roaring good instincts paid off 30 years later. On September 2, Brown competed at the 2017 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series Nationals USLMRA Championship at River Bottom Raceway in Carlisle, Iowa. He won the S/P Class, a division Brown described as medium speed.
“They go about 30 to 40 (MPH). The top class may go 55,” he said.
A Decatur, Illinois resident, Brown has raced other vehicles such as mini bikes, street stock cars, utility terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and drag racing cars. He said he enjoys racing all of them, but finds lawn mowers to be exceptional.
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