Little Known Fact about Avon Park - Lawn Mower Racing

Real Estate Agent with Advantage Realty #1

There is, in fact, as US lawn mower racing association and yes, people tune their lawn mowers to race them.

Avon Park is home to the Avon Park Mower Plex. Racing season starts at the end of the summer, a date for this year's season is still to be determined. Check out the "Mower Plex" website for updates.
Having your hotdog while watching lawn mowers zoom by is quite an experience and a great way to meet with folks in your community.

Avon Park Mower Plex is located on Herrick Road, off CR 64 right behind the Avon Park Airport.


Comments (5)

TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors
Advantage Realty #1 - Sebring, FL
Funny you should mention this. My husband is "The Toolman" (he sells tools) and actually sponsors the race.
Jul 19, 2007 12:47 PM
My friend Ben was doing that. Those  lawnmowers are extremely fast. Any pictures?
Jul 19, 2007 01:26 PM
TheMillsTeam YourSebringRealtors
Advantage Realty #1 - Sebring, FL

I don't have any even though I went to a couple of races.

If you check out their website, there's plenty of pics.

Jul 19, 2007 01:43 PM
Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal

That's amazing.  This sounds like one of those "You know you're a redneck when...."

I really think that it shouldn't be just about speed but also on how well you cut the grass.  You should have to mow a figure eight. Maybe it could become an Olympic sport.

Jul 19, 2007 02:00 PM
wes pyburn, president nasgrass
Come see us again, lots of improvements and a national event in march! Racing this Saturday at 6pm,we had almost 40 mowers at thelast event!
Jan 09, 2014 08:34 AM