If College Football Team Can't Cut It, Try Lawn Mower Racing

Notre Dame grad and promoter of STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series says Mow Downs Just As Exciting As Touchdowns... and cheaper too.

As spring football kicks off on campus, athletic directors whose programs usually operate at a loss can now try a cutting edge, budget-friendly alternative that will bring glory to old State U by fielding a team in the STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series for just a few thousand dollars and a bunch of hay bales.

"Football teams like Notre Dame, Texas and Ohio State rake in the dough, but many colleges lose money on the sport. Collegiate lawn mower racing would be affordable, teach practical life skills and athletes wouldn't leave school to go pro. Everyone would vie to be BMOC, Big Mow on Campus," said U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Director of Marketing Mike Westervelt, a 1976 Notre Dame graduate. "Athletic directors could take credit for a low cost sport that would generate publicity and mowmentous donations for their school, Westervelt added. " Legendary STA-BIL Series racers like Mudweiser and Sodzilla could be hired to coach. Alumni would be so proud."

Founded on April Fool's Day 1992 in conjunction with Title Sponsor STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, the USLMRA, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012 and will announce a series of special events and festivities on its 20th birthday, April 1, 2012.

The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 20-race STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series, a U.S. Open National Series, Local Traveling Chapters and Home Track Affiliated Clubs, hosting 140 events each year. The association boasts 800 racers nationwide, with racers competing in several classes with all cutting blades removed at speeds from 10-60 mph.

Racers compete for trophies, points and bragging rights, never for purse money. The annual STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals national championship is televised on Fox Sports Net "Race Freaks" USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, http://www.goldeagle.com, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, K&N Filters and Gnomefrenzy.com. For mow info please visit http://www.letsmow.com.

2012 STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series and U.S. Open Events

April 28, McDonough, GA: Windy Hill Mower Speedway, STA-BIL Southern Shoot Out

May 19, Oil City, LA: Gusher Days, STA-BIL Gusher Days Mow Down Show Down

June 2-3, Superior, WI: U.S. Cure Mower Cancer Open

June 9, Englewood, TN: STA-BIL Volunteer State Mow Down

June 23, Zion, IL: Nostalgia Days, STA-BIL Land of Lincoln Nationals

July 4-5, Estacada, OR: 4th of July Festival, STA-BIL Pacific Coast Summer Nationals

July 21-22, Sparta, MI: Huntington's Disease Race For Research, STA-BIL Great Lakes Summer Nationals

July 28-29, Carlisle, Iowa: River Bottom Raceway STA-BIL America's Heartland Nationals

August 3-4, Clements, MD: Bowles Farms, STA-BIL Bowles Farms Turf Battle,

August 11-12, Vestaburg, MI: U.S. Open V-Twin Shootout, Vestaburg Speedway

August 18, Greensburg, PA: Westmoreland Fair, STA-BIL Northeast Summer Nationals

September 1, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH: 20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals

Sept. 2, 3rd Annual U.S. Open (Finals), Delaware, OH: Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, MOWhio

Nov. 3-4, Stevenson, AL: Sam Rogers U.S. All American Open

Gold Eagle helps sponsor this race series. To view a complete line of Gold Eagle products or learn more about the Company, please visit http://www.goldeagle.com.

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