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Muddy start for UK lawn mower race

Monday, May 07, 2012 - 01:19

May 7 - Ready. Steady. Mow! The 2012 British Lawn Mower Racing Association season gets off to a muddy start. Elly Park reports.

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The 2012 British Lawn Mower racing season got off to an extremely muddy start. Weeks of heavy rain in Billinghurst, West Sussex made driving conditions splashy, bumpy and sometimes downright frustrating for competitors. The race, which lasts between 10 and 15 laps, awards points based on finishing position. And with mowers churning up the mud the 'racing line' gets altered on every lap making the circuit unpredictable. Dean Fuller won the maximum 25 points, but not without paying a painful price. Soundbite: Dean Fuller - Group 3 Race Winner saying (English) "That wasn't fun, that's not racing, but its 25 points in the championship so I'm leading the championship and at the end of the year it all counts." But some are in it for the laughs and not for the points. Soundbite: Mark Holmes - Group 4 Racer saying (English) "It's the best fun you can have for thirty quid." The championship will continue on June 23rd, for bragging rights at the end of the season in September. Elly Park, Reuters.

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Muddy start for UK lawn mower race

Monday, May 07, 2012 - 01:19