Lawnmower Racing Tired of the usual and boring task of mowing loans? We'll there's an exciting alternative to that, and it's called lawnmower racing. Lawnmower racing is basically just racing around a track using ride-on mowers. These mowers are the same as stock mowers expect for the blades which are removed when racing for safety purposes. This type of racing has been around for quite some time already. It was invented in West Sussex, England, UK in 1973 by a number of young men who complained of the high costs involved in getting into motorsports. So they formed the British Lawnmower Racing Association as an answer to their problem. The association designed their rules to be as cheap as possible, which is true to their aim of having a cost-effective form of motorsport. Then there's the North West Lawn Mower Racing Association which was created soon after its proponent was formed. This sports' popularity has since spread across the globe beginning with the United States to which the petrol-stabilizer maker Sta-bil brought in 1992. It has become widely-accepted in the country and organizations such as the US Lawnmower Racing Association were formed there. Aside from removing the blades, there are also some modifications made to the lawnmower to improve its performance. An example of which is changing the pulleys of the lawnmower to make it go faster. Also, mechanical transmission is preferred by lawnmower racing enthusiasts over hydrostatic ones because the former improves the mowers speed much better than the latter.