As Americans celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend, lawn mower racers will look ahead to the 4th of July and begin preparations for the 2nd annual STA-BIL Pacific Coast Summer Nationals and U.S. Pacific Coast Open, July 4-5 at the 4th of July Festival in Estacada, Oregon.
Estacada Area Community Events (E.A.C.E.) and STA-BIL® brand Fuel Stabilizer will present two days of sod slinging action at the “Mow Bang Raceway”, a custom-built lawn mower racing track nationally recognized as one of the nation’s premier racing facilities and the home of the only U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) Sanctioned National Event west of the Rocky Mountains.
Located about 30 miles outside of Portland, the Mow Down Show Down will bring together lawn mower racers from the Mount Hood Lawn Mower Racers, an Oregon-based USLMRA Affiliated Club, the Sportsman’s Grass Car Lawn Mower Racing Association from Wamic, Oregon, The Sac Valley Mower Racers from Sacramento, the Anza, California-based Pacific Coast Lawn Mower Racing Association, the Sequim Lawn Mower Racers from Sequim, Washington and the Port Hadlock Superstock Lawn Mower Racing Association from Port Hadlock, Washington as well as sod stompers from Alabama, Idaho, Illinois and Kansas.
“Memorial Day Weekend is the time to honor the members of our country’s armed forces and to celebrate Festival activities will also include a free screening of the new documentary film “On Your Mark Get Set, Mow: A Tale of Hope, Redemption and Lawn Mower Racing” which will be shown on a large outdoor screen adjacent to the “Mow Bang Raceway.” The film explores the world of lawn mower racing through the eyes of a Michigan family who has lost six members to Huntington’s disease and uses the sport to raise funds for researchhe things we enjoy, like racing lawn mowers at 50 mph,” said Bud Elmore, a USLMRA Western Regional Director who was a key member of the team that built the “Mow Bang Raceway” in 2011. “Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer and a great time to rev up the lawn mower in anticipation of the 4th of July race.”
Additional events include a carnival, logging competitions, live music, “Bang Fest” featuring Portland area bands, a hot rod and custom car show and The Big Bang Fireworks Sky Show, one of the best fireworks sky shows in the area. The theme of the traditional 4th of July parade, is “Mow Across America” in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association and its STA-BIL® Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series.
About Estacada Area Community Events and the 4th of July Festival
Estacada Area Community Events is an organization that provides social services to the people of the Estacada Area by planning, providing, organizing, and helping others to put on events and activities that promote community building and fostering of good neighbors. The purpose of these activities is to bring the community together to celebrate, enjoy the company of other community members, to spend time with family and to build morale in the community. E.A.C.E Promotes And Organizes the annual Estacada Fourth of July Celebration, a family oriented community event that celebrates the Independence of the United States of America in a way that emphasizes the style, culture, and interest of the Estacada area community. For more information, please visit EstacadaAreaEvents.com.