Carl explores the high-speed world of lawnmower racing

RACINE -- Carl spent the morning with members of the Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association. That's right, lawnmower racing. And apparently it's an activity open to people young and old.

About Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association (Website)

Wisconsin Lawnmower Racing Association (WILMRA) was started in 2005. We race lawnmowers in an oval course or similar course set up. We take the track for warm up laps, heat laps, and the all-intense feature race. We race for points, trophies and of course bragging rights. WILMRA travels the state of Wisconsin putting on races for fairs, festivals, events and other venues.

WILMRA is the local chapter of our sanctioning body, United States Lawnmower Racing Association (USLMRA). The USLMRA has been racing since 1992 and has grown like a weed with over 60 local chapters or affiliated clubs. In 2017, USLMRA will be celebrating its 25th anniversary! WILMRA abides by and enforces the USLMRA mower building and safety rules. As a local chapter we are organized by bylaws and have a board of directors. WILMRA has biannual meetings and value the voices of our members.

Our racers come from all over Wisconsin. Many families have found our chapter as a family orientated group. We help others to get mowers going. We want you out there racing with us, not watching from the pits because your belt broke, or your brother forgot to put the tether in the trailer. Camaraderie goes a long way. Racing lawnmowers is affordable to many families. If anyone has been in any kind of racing in the past, you know that the cost is often what causes many to end their racing fun. Lawnmower racing can be a great outlet for the racing enthusiast.