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Lawn mower racing makes Lincoln County debut at fair

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 16th, 2013

Two racers go neck-and-neck through the dirt oval during the Sportsman’s Grass Car Racing Club’s racing session at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13. Stripped of their mower decks and as much other weight as possible, a 300-pound race-prepped mower requires specially modified steering to remain controllable at speed.

Crowds at the Lincoln County Fair on Saturday could have understandably thought there was a car race going on at the main arena. The sound of exhaust pipes and cheering crowds wafted over the rest of the fairgrounds throughout the afternoon. It even looked like a car race, only in miniature.

For the complete article see the 07-17-2013 issue.

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