The Johnsonville lawn mower races lit up Salt Creek last Saturday with a large crowd taking the opportunity to check out one of the more interesting sports on offer.
The Australian Ride on Lawn Mower Racing Association (AROLMRA) hosted the event, with more than 30 competitors competing in the five classes - "A" (400cc engines); "B" (250cc); "C: (200cc); junior (110cc); and super modified mowers - with each running four rounds of heats and a final.
Lawn mowing racing is certainly a unique sport with races beginning in Harrietville in 1988. Today's version sees racers ranging in age from six to 70.
Racers came from all over Victoria and New South Wales, including enthusiast, Craig James, who made the trek from Colac.
"It's great fun, both my wife and I race, have been doing it for five years now, there is usually a meet every 3-4 weeks somewhere in Victoria," James said.
IMAGE: Grass clippings and dust were flying at Salt Creek last Saturday as the Australian Ride on Lawn Mower Association raced into the region for its now annual event at Johnsonville. More than 30 races competed across the five classes, battling it out in four heats and a final.
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