USLMRA To Use Rolling Starts at Four 2011 STA-BIL Series Events
The USLMRA has used Lemans Starts at the US National Points Race / STA-BIL Series level since its inception in 1992. As the sport of lawn mower racing grows, there is an ongoing desire to use Rolling Starts instead. Therefore, for 2011 STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series U.S. Points Races, Rolling Starts will be used at the following events:
- Potomac Speedway Mow Down Show Down
April 2-3, Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, MD
- July 2-3, Estacada, Oregon
STA-BIL Pacific Coast Summer Nationals
- August 5-6, Bowles Farms, Clements, MD
STA-BIL Bowles Farms Turf Battle
- August 20, Westmoreland Fair, Greensburg, PA
STA-BIL Northeast Summer Nationals
We’ll use these races as Test Cases and evaluate at the end of the season what we do for 2012. This way, we offer both options this year, and hope that more racers will come join us to enjoy U.S. National Points Races.
We are working on the logistics of A Mains, B Mains, qualifying, 2 lap time trials for qualifying and other factors to improve our racing program, and this will be rolled out soon for US National Races. We will also be adding more U.S. Open Class Racing at several STA-BIL Series events this year. Myself along with Chrissy Webb have recently been Certified by AMB Timing & Scoring and have recently attended the National MyLaps Timing & Scoring Conference, so there is no limit to what our state-of-the-art Timing & Scoring System can provide to our races.
FREE Membership for First Time US National Points Racers
We would like to announce that the USLMRA understands that with the price of gas going up throughout this racing season, travel will be difficult. And for some even jobs have been on the line, alone just the cost of living going up. It has been our goal with the announcement of the US Open Series along with the announcement of Rolling Starts to attract all racers who would like to participate the right to do so. Last season we lowered the cost of our membership to $20.00 to help our members. We are able to achieve this with the help of our sponsors and event fees. As in the past there will be no entry fee to participate or crew in any 2011 STA-BIL Series National Event.
At any of the Four “Rolling Start Events” listed above, all First Time Racers that sign in at the Registration Table will be given free 2011 USLMRA Membership. This is a savings of $20.00 to you to get you started. You will still need to fill out a Membership Form at the event so we can put your information in the database to achieve your National Points.
So come and join us for the start of a GREAT USLMRA National Season.
See you at the track!