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Racers in 14 different classes will compete for points and trophies at CMRA’s season-opening
lawnmower racing event at Heritage Park in Newland on Saturday, June 1. Photo by Matthew

Originally published: 2013-05-15 14:02:13
Last modified: 2013-05-15 14:08:17

Carolina Mower Racing Association opens season at Heritage Park June 1

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Motors will be revving and the competition will be heated.

Rather than describing the next NASCAR racing event at Bristol or Daytona, the previous sentence will describe the pulse-pounding action of lawnmower racing, as Carolina Mower Racing Association will open its 2013 racing season at Heritage Park in Newland on Saturday, June 1.

Racers will compete in 14 separate divisions, with trophies awarded for the top-three finishers in each category. Divisions in which racers will compete include Stock class, Junior Stock, Super Stock, Stock Flathead, Modified Flathead, Twin Cylinder Flathead, Powder Puff, Legends, Single Cylinder OHV Less Than 30 cubic inches, Single Cylinder OHV more than 30 cubic inches, V-Twin 34.5 and Less, V-Twin 34.6-38, V-Twin 38-46.5 and Open divisions.

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