There are a lot of ways people may employ used tractors, some of which may eventually grant them entrance into a new hall of fame.
The United States Lawn Mower Racing Association announced recently that on September 5, two men will be inducted in its National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame. Ken Smolecki and Bill Simpson will join those who were first included in the hallowed racing halls in 2009.
Furthermore, the USLMRA will hold its first ever U.S. Open, which will feature 11 classes of mower racing.
"Just like golf, tennis, beer drinking and fishing, lawn mower racing now has a U.S. Open and a hall of fame," USLMRA founder and president Bruce Kaufman said. "The U.S. Open is where backyard meets brickyard and where lawn rangers will seek the ultimate weekend challenge."
While racers will get to test their skills during the event, a man recently broke the lawn mower land-speed record on a run made in the United Kingdom. In May, Don Wales took his tractor on a ride that topped more than 87 mph.