Jonesboro to Host Lawn Mower Races on Saturday

JONESBORO, AR - Ready, set, mow...will be the call this Saturday as the Arkansas Lawn Mower Racing Association (ARLMRA) presents the STA-BIL Bad Boy Mowers Mow Down Showdown, a national championship lawnmower race at the Northeast Arkansas District Fairgrounds.

Competitors from across the country will compete in the event, which will feature racing in four classes with speeds reaching 60 mph, with all cutting blades removed.  The race is one of more than 16 STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series events held throughout the country each season and is sanctioned by the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association.

Gates open at 12 noon, and racing begins at 2 p.m.  Admission is $5, with children under 3 admitted free.