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Used tractors break in new racetrack in New York

Friday, June 18, 2010

While some may have used tractors for more common purposes, a race track opened in New York to allow them to be raced.
While some may have used tractors for more common purposes, a race track opened in New York to allow them to be raced.

Those who have used tractors in the past for purposes other than mowing may be pleased to hear that New York is sporting a new lawn mower racetrack.

According to the state's Watertown Daily Times, the track hosted its first races recently. The new grounds are on land owned by Lisbon, New York.

Event organizer Lester Crump said the track marks an improvement on what racers used in the past, and added that he was pleased to see how far lawn mower competitions have come.

"We started out almost 10 years ago with two or three tractors, now we have sponsors and are part of a nationally sanctioned group," Crump told the paper. "Hopefully it continues to grow."

The races were put on by the Northern New York Lawn Mower Racing organization, which is a part of the American Lawn Mower Racing Association.

Lawn mower races are generally divided by classes, which are determined by the size of the machines and their particular modifications. The competitions have become more popular in recent years, being featured attractions at local fairs.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19845216-ADNFCR

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