Male speaker: You ride with MagRack and now WILD WHEELS.
What you never seen a ride on lawn mower those 40 miles in hour. Review -- your life anyway is you are about to find out, they can go a lot faster then that for the money you can't beat this thrill and for that alone local racking chapters are spreading up like wheels. So hang on tight and keep an eye on for those day fails because we are gotten motivated for some true grass roots racer. GRUB DIGGER and -- in all the wild it one of the wildest motor sports you ever seen.
It's a very hedging sport, you want to ragged it in a lot, what do we say in day of founder Lewis is fast -- had a control -- run in the kind of speed or racing. -- control all the time.
Meet -- the president of a -- chapter of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association. Today he is running a local chapter race organized by a right hand man -- bought a Mower for -- for $400 a couple years back then already he is got a serious case of Mower mania. On the going down the road I’ll see somebody is got 8 or 10 -- back in a clock some upper one drive, we doing -- ask some man I setting that rock away I load a Mower.
Male speaker: he is been doing at only to use is already won nine races a -- championship and rocky of the year. Now Clifford Stout is a revellent new comer Cliffs Mower is called 8 UP that’s because somebody in his class is always eaten him up, a women know less young Jacky Andrews, surprised don’t be, be out of women in every class always not like do you have be a man -- this gets your dollar out get your out my wife doesn’t, she can't do once you get bigger, daddy is -- her 80 Mower once she gets old enough she go be out there --.
Aaron Crowl: All motor racing is a family sport, if you look around theory here you see lot of advise like kids personally I got -- order at a ten years old are looking very forward to the racing here shortly. My wife races
Male speaker: Infect Aaron’s wife -- more then races she helps organize the events. She also happens to be teacher and she is named her Mower the student motivator. She drives a factory experimental late 60’s -- model that was sold as a -- which explains the -- steering wheels. Those are look like -- but that’s the point a Mower with the light the light driver and the little eight horse engine will get her up to 50 mile an hour.
Next up is the -- class which is eight horses down then you got the S p class which all has the single cylinder flat heads usually about thirteen horse, with engine modifications somewhat these all get up over twenty. Moving up the ladder you got the big boy BP class with twins an overhead valves the BP is also have a slightly bigger chassis but the others and with some Mower the twenty horse engines run up at around forty. So the power to weight bridge hell on this Mower is about the same as --. Well at least before you put the driver on it, but not everybody wants to Mower fast, for the Mower purest there is always the start class. These guys -- run it up placing 7 mile an hour although we are told few Mowers quicker. All and there is one other class I forgot to mention.
Clifford Stout: this I MOW tractor stands for international Mower of wheels and that’s what it is -- series of Mower racer.
Male speaker: This means it's got a -- everyone needs to run the same gear ratios same tire sizes and the width can only be 36 inches. So the rules in this class put everyone on a level one, which is good because you know what the lawn is gone a look like.
Male speaker: we have now -- the track design
Male speaker: and track conditions vary too. Now if you and I might not Mower grass in the rain, but you better believes those -- these clouds to west on stopping these guys.
Male speaker: I won a national event in the Mower -- five times and it tells you how much it will take. -- much record five time still won an event and it was mud 6 to 8 inches deep.
Male speaker: but before we get to the racing it's time for a suprisingly Stout taken inspection with his a big wheel, side wall to side walls that 38 inch limit it has to be at least four inches of the ground with the two inch minimum below the --. Another big safety issues the kill switch, which means that the drive comes off the mover won't continue racing and one last rule, when you will be official in charge and your wife meets Mower inspected it differ to the someone else.
Male speaker: I am not taking the Mower -- Mower with
Male speaker: by the way if you thinking to bringing that Mower your out to the race. Guess what the first modifications better be.
Male speaker: Take blade off it's all virtual.
Male speaker: So the blade comes off but not the deck looser no deck you can hardly called a Mower. -- racing for a three years but today he is got forty Mower the one he just removed the blade from is an -- special that will be making it's racing day view today. The other two he uses in the national races once and SP and of course he also brought big BP to run with the big bogs.
Male speaker: A good one of these all accelerate forth two seconds.
Male speaker: most of long Mower events begin with the smaller engine classes and work there way up the ladder saving the fast BP class for last they will start but the stock then the AP now things really start to speed up in the SP class. One of the best SP drivers here today is this guy hot dog. Almost free to ask.
Bill Hamburg: My last name Hamburg they call me hot dog and a Mower is --
Male speaker: Another SP worrier is Leah Delp who is actually crown -- racing is a family deal for the Delps she raises with her son -- and here past injuries haven’t put it damp her on this mother&son team.
Male speaker: What about your riding, you covered the model with he could see was a wide your teeth.
Leah Delp: Any therapy that’s what it is. I'm just not get in it from the right people. I turn the Mower more race and that’s to be get for professional help.
Male speaker: Her husband get use to race but apparently Leah thought it was getting a little too aggressive on the track so they decided keeping him the team mechanic was safer for everyone. Don’t get me wrong. Leader can be a tough driver too an especially when she gets game face on. But Leah wouldn’t win the SP class today, despite gotten crown from the Mower in the heat race hot dog it comeback to pickup the chapter flag in the future.
Now after the SP races it's time to really move fast with the BP boys and the man to beat here today is John Herring with his high speed Grub digger. I guess you could say this kind of above the rest, so how fast can a Grub bigger go, well on a back over track about 70 miles an hour which means he is not only taller then his hair he is a hick of a lot faster.
John Herring: We really to hit the harder model Mower try to, I'm ordinary --
Male speaker: Not suprisingly Grub digger took the heat race hands down now for the future race we are going to here which means Johns have this work cutout for it, it also means we will get a have the good show.
John Herring: -- start worry you got come from the back you started pretty much that last when you are going when you are out there just don’t lose your head just be patient then it will come to you -- whatever. Breaking problems are going rag and if you could make it thoroughly you go right through -- would no problem. And it doesn’t take too long for a Grub bigger the make is move and if the is no room to move it times and it looks likes he trying to move the other Mower.
Now I'm sure it didn’t have anything to do with the contact. But watch the 42 Mower close be there. Cool ever see a ride lawn Mower lose a wheel at 30 mile and hour cool you have now. now Grub bigger is doing battle with -- he will make a move on the inside so look out, out of my way -- now all at the 357 extensa between Grub digger and -- and next not somewhere you wanna big and here we go, so there you happen. John and his Grub bigger jumping in brought it to position and battle through the entire wheel up to the front and how do you celebrate how about if you doing it to some victory late.
Maybe we should say Mower nuts. Okay I will stop now, it looks toward my Grub bigger king of the minute -- regain but in a few weeks there is a national point that coming to his neck of the woods and that competitions going to get a lots different.
Unlike the local chapter races the stable serious are points events held in different places which all lead up to a national event and a mans field all high each labor day weekend. Now this is been going on since April 1, 1992, if you didn’t know it's been sensations spot that law, now tell you something else that might surprises although Mower races seem distantly American this sport actually started in England. Apparently behind the club go fake you. Now before Grub Digger and the boys get to the nationals. There is a point to race near a -- that will attract some of the top races in the country with the increased competition -- will have less taking no chances, today he got his superman on.
Male speaker: Is part of race and we go.
Male speaker: Over seeing the events will be the president of the Lawn start chapter.
Male speaker: After all spall or all --
Male speaker: but don’t expect -- to dance him is chief steward representing the national organization. He is kind of a -- so he is a good guy to talk to and because it a national points race, he is certainly not the only guy here with the nick name.
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Male speaker: And let’s not forget the -- and -- because of the new Mercedes responsibility of posting on the national event -- won't be driving today apparently they will stick around the starting line keeping impress to the situation. Anyway the national event means the inspections are going to be a little rough grab diggers are little wide in the rear end but don’t tell them back to his face. Hot dogs back for a second go round. One of the little things getting everyone today is the length and setup the kill switch everyone is got there own secrets.
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Male speaker: and that kills switches and the only little secret he is got George Herrine Mowers are among the fasted in the nation and George not only builds Mower he wins races lots of them. He is also the crew chief for a team that drew up miles -- see driving two of the other Mowers will be -- style. Last year ten finished fourth in points and picked up rocky of the year honors. His wife Tanya is second in the SP points right now and this is just her first year out.
Tanya Ragsoale: I had -- the seven year old whenever I wanna on the track the very first night, I said I'm not go very fast I actually said to that outside the track you just take it easy to I get feel love it and when I come off the track he say momma that you said you are gonna a get -- because I may now I just fell red in the rhythm and its felt natural its oosome.
Male speaker: Now Tanya blew an engine last week but is got so many -- this summer he max down on points in the SP class. So he is good at time you are use his secret weapon the number six Team Jesus Mower.
Tanya Ragsoale: -- going for a first place and if so every month first place US -- that’s what I'm going for day out traveling a long way. muddy your not refer I'm racing today.
Male speaker: Before the race the -- will walk the track to decide how they will adjust the setup but don’t have there work cutout for of the day that tracks got a slide up hill and down hill turn that’s all -- this will make it a little tricky, because remember there is no shocks will not really.
Charles Powell: You said there is no shock but there is a shock it's whatever god gave you to see. Some people will have a lot some people won't have me don’t have any.
Male speaker: One of the guys with the little Mower given shock observers is Herb Mason who drew up from Georgia. Right now he likes what he see is because the mud here conditions favor the bigger guys.
Herb Mason: When a rain came last night it kind of comes my way because we call this wet track fast board track.
Male speaker: Herb in the top five in points he runs three class -- he entirely Mower run Mowpar Racing, you may have herd of it. His first run today will be in the -- Mower class, the first event on this schedule. The national points raise also means it's a -- start or in this case I guess it's a -- start. Some of these guys are pretty tall so with that higher center of gravity they really need to -- over hard. Herbs get little wide on the turns that will cost him, Herb and Terry both got off the bad starts loosing time it's tough to get back.
Terry Mooney: I slipped that in a started in new turning that it cost me low back.
Male speaker: Now after the -- on start class it was time for -- time in it test the limits of George of six Mower. Now as we have seen the start can be everything, watch out quickly she gets out. Now time to build on a job what some really fast Mower and infact in the end time left half the field. Here best lap time was an eleven seconds, today will be here first national points win but we get the feel in it's not her last. Good driving and a good motor builder and who knows may be even a little help for the sponsor upstairs and Tanya has headed back to -- with the big trophy and now the main event the BP class as qualifiers put the -- boys out front. But George and -- better watch there back because the Grab digger will start in third he is planning to drive it like he is stolen.
Cool just like his wife -- gets out the kick quick, the fast start put him a head of George into the lead at least for now. George hold on to second stalking -- closely with Grab digger tight on the inside. In the first view laps the top three are close may be too close, ooh man. Well everyone still got there wheels on the ground when the dust clears -- still holds the lead over George who started closely by the Grub digger. But George is fast and patient. And just waiting for any mistake that will give him a chance to make his move and here we go.
Jim heads a little too wide and his tendency team made slips by in the corner now it's the Grab digger who is on a second place so look out Tim. Easy Grab digger we got a camera back here that were about to break and you thought low on more of racing with the non -- event. Well points are -- here but now -- will have a lets on the inside. I'll tell you it's a good -- doesn’t have rear view mirror Grub digger certainly is drive it like he is stole it and it's only a matter of time before he makes his move. Here he comes on the outside passing tim for a moment but then losing again in the turn Tims dominating the corners the bigger fix up real -- in the straighter way and the battle for second will go on pretty much like that.
But nobody is catching George he gets the -- and another trophy will be head in back to -- John will some work to do on that Grub digger that hangs with the best in the country. For Tim, Tanya and George it's definitely been worth to drive even they are little sore for the next few days.
Male speaker: we done best of the world, we use to we don’t -- along as we use to. We get the break for another weak, next weak and might be there after.
Male speaker: -- thirty year older for an awesome feel.
Female Speaker: Too young to know better now I'm too old in a better that what my kids tell me.
Male speaker: Which all goes too show what doesn’t matter of your old or young, a teacher or even a student because all of those there are races that are faster and more glamourous. We think these folks have Mower fun.