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Looks like I might be going mower racing this summer biggrin orange 71 is my brothers we built started 1/2 way though the season and came 3rd in points, and undefeated 6 races(2 weekends) in a row, yea.... we're competitive, red snapper is my newly acquired mower and will look similar to the built one showed! Go fast turn left!

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-- Edited by 1980bigblockponcho on Monday 6th of February 2017 05:36:57 PM



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That just looks like a whole lotta fun. Havn't seen that in my area. What do you do for an engine?

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It's a blast, I've only been pit crew so far, my brothers and I are putting together a team, there's a single flat head class, stock engines, and twin/OHV class, stock engines, a v-twin stock engine class, and a supermod class which is pretty near go-kart territory but faster lol, dunno if we're going to see an outlaw (up to 340cc snowmobile engine dirt bike, etc), it was just introduced 3 years ago here, went once in the second season and have been hooked ever since, what better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon lol, no money prizes,(keeps emotions out) just points races, and a trophy and bragging rights at the end of the season, the track takes what it needs for maintence, and any profits are donated to a worthy charity, what better way to have it?

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That just looks so awesome! Racing that would be absolute silly fun, and not cost a fortune.

I'd imagine during the race teams must get pretty serious, but it must be a good gut busting laugh as well!



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I spent a number of years mentoring some "at risk" teenage boys. One of those boys was about all-things-mechanical from when he happened to be our next door neighbour early on at age 2. When he ended up in our program later at about age 14, he would show up at our shop night (the shop was out in the country) driving his tractor which had a stock engine but had some serious gearing changes using pulleys to alter the ratio. One day I ended up following him down the highway and he was doing an honest 45 mph on his garden tractor! I followed him at that speed for close to 3 miles! Crazy kid would never wear a helmet either, as much as I tried to make him.

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biggrin Kyle. I'd put some N02 on that orange beast! I have an old ride on that you can have.



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Sorry I haven't been on for a while race mower has been eating up all my time hahaha but here's the progress I'd say 60% at this point; quite a transformation thus far, sorry if the pics aren't in order but you'll get the point. Cheers



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Cool. smile I'm now able to get at that mower if you want it.sprint.gif



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A friend of mine in Ontario is huge into lawnmower racing. I watched a couple of races that he was in and man do these "mowers" ever fly! Some nasty Nascar-style wrecks too!

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We just have the oval, but even the single cylinder flat head class are doing 50k into the corners, twins and v-twins are doing 70+

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If only I had a truck Darryl I'd be up to get it in a heartbeat!

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1980bigblockponcho wrote:

If only I had a truck Darryl I'd be up to get it in a heartbeat!


We'll see what we can do about that. 



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Haha we will see

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Well yesterday was the first race day of the season, after only running on 2 hours of sleep, not getting a chance even drive my mower, got to the races passed tech and and this happened first race out (checkered flag) of the box for my class, hard work paid off, run into a couple issues so this win was followed by 2 3rd place finishes, one brother got a 2nd and  2 3rd place finishes and my other brother had some troubles, 1.5 laps in; blew er up so he's in the hunt for another motor, it was an awesome day all around , just have to get ready for next month ! Top picture is myself and my 2 older brothers and we make up the trio of the half-cut racing team



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Amazing job Kyle.........not a blade of grass left on the track. biggrin



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Friggin awesome!



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It was awesome, I'll make it a bad habit haha!

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You made the news on Q93 FM ... they called the race "Grasscar".biggrin



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I have the " grasscar" decal at my house, just never made it on the mower yet, (run out of time) lol

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IMG_1095.JPGAlright guys racing season is over, my brothers and i's "half-cut racing" team had a pretty successful season overall, all within the top 5, throughout the whole season. #79 after a rough season finished 4 in his class and got a much needed win followed by 2 second place finishes, just a little too late that we figured out his issue all season. The 71 had an awesome season, finishing 2nd overall in his division dispite some shallow competition, but pulled off a 1st followed by 2 second place finishes. Finally my season ended up awesome and had a ton of fun rounding out the top 3 of my division, figuring out my brake setup was holding me back, after the whole season fixing that and pulling off a triple win, only separating 1-2-3 was 350pts, which in turn one more weekend could have changed everything lol. Overall it's was a Wikked season meeting new people and getting a trophy at the end of the season made it all worth while, followed by an unexpected plaque for the seasons most improved driver, great way to spend the summer and keep a fella outta trouble lol! ( top pic me #67, then #79, followed by #71



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