My good friends, Suhzon and Corky who live in Sebring, invited Aidan and I to go with them to the races. They'd been before to watch a friend of their's (and fellow geocacher) race his mower and thought I'd enjoy it. I'd read about it in a magazine and it sounded like fun, so we met up with them Saturday evening to head over to Avon Park.
There were quite a few people there... bleachers, hotdogs and the sound of motors racing! Did you know there are different classes of mowers? I knew there were push mowers and riding mowers, but that's about it. These mowers are incredible!
I asked Dave how fast his mower goes, and he said, "On the highway or on the track?"
Are you serious??? "Okaaay", I said "...on the highway."
Oh. My. God.
"And between 38-40mph on the track."
Dave won first place in his class and gave his trophy to Aidan. How cool is that?
This is his 74 mph mower. (Heh, and I am happy with my new motorless reel mower!)
It was a fun night. Just some crazy redneck fun and I can't wait to see more!
If you want to see a short video I took, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stAiNinXwMo