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Sam Hawkins, Justin Royal, Cameron Kirk and Rodney Royal race in modified flathead division
action during CMRA's season-opening races at Heritage Park in Newland on Saturday, June 1.
Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-06-05 14:04:28
Last modified: 2013-06-05 14:05:12

CMRA opens season with races at Heritage Park

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Carolina Mower Racing Association held its kickoff race of the 2013 season at Heritage Park in Newland on Saturday, June 1. The action was hot and heavy, as dust filled the air on a gorgeous High Country afternoon and eight classes of lawnmowers raced for top honors.

The races were hosted by Avery County A&H Fair, as admission proceeds and sales of raffle tickets for a $5,000 Visa gift card benefited the group.

According to Avery County Extension Director Jerry Moody, the event helped provide funds toward the Avery County A&H Fair this September.

"The event raised around $1,800 for the fair after all the bills were paid, which included gate and sponsorships, as well as raffle tickets," Moody said. "It helps us get toward our goals of paying our bills."

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