We have a few more important details about this weekend’s STA-BIL Series Lawn Mower Racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of the Food Lion AutoFair!
Pre-Staging & Track Arrival Procedures
On Friday the Food Lion AutoFair will be open until 6:00PM. Between 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM all Drivers & Crew can go to Sign-in Location at the zMAX Dragway Main Entrance, located off of Bruton Smith Blvd. Staging Area at ZMax Main Entrance Gate.
When you enter through the ZMax Main Gate, turn left, and then turn right at the traffic circle. You will need to stop at the ticket booth to sign waivers and purchase 2-day AutoFair tickets, and then proceed to I600 Road, past the East Grandstand. You will be marshaled into a Pre-Staging Area where you will receive a Parking Pass to display on your windshield. Starting at 6PM CMS Officials will begin escorting racers to the track area in their tow vehicles. Escorts will lead you down I600 Road, past the Green Field onto 25 Road. At 8:15 PM Escorts stop – after 8:15 PM, you must then wait until Saturday morning to be escorted to the track area.
Re-staging and escort procedures on Saturday morning will follow the same schedule as Friday, between 6:30 – 10:30 AM.
Minor Release Form Instructions
BOTH parents must sign the Charlotte Motor Speedway Minor Waiver Form. If only one parent or Legal Guardian is on site, the following instructions must be followed EXACTLY. Note if you are a legal guardian, there are specific instructions for you needing legal court documentation. As per CMS Web site: “Any deviation will result in refusal of entry to any restricted areas and scheduled competition.”
In an effort to accommodate those minor participants (aged 14 to 17) traveling with only one parent or legal guardian, or traveling without either of their parents or legal guardians, we are posting the “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor’s Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability” form for off-site execution.
In order for the “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor’s Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability” form to be accepted by the registrars, it must be completed and executed EXACTLY according to the instructions below. Any deviation will result in refusal of entry to any restricted areas and scheduled competition.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL MINORS UNDER AGE 17 AND UNDER ENTERING THE PIT AREA – THIS INCLUDES MINOR DRIVERS AND MINOR NON-DRIVERS!
Message from USLMRA Tech Director Manny Torres
With this being one of the most significant events the USLMRA has had in recent years, those planning to attend MUST understand that their race mowers MUST comply with the 2013 USLMRA Rule Book.
In past events we have taken the stance that we do everything possible to allow all racers to take part in racing events for that day. With the large number of racers expected in Charlotte, and the tight schedule we will be required to follow, it is imperative that all mowers are to the USLMRA standard. Remember this is not a USLMRA US Open Event – it is a STA-BIL Series US National Points race, and we must ensure that all mowers are to USLMRA standards!
Over the past several weeks the USLMRA staff has received numerous e-mails and phone calls from racers throughout the southeast questioning whether their mowers will be allowed to race, and inquiring about different classes being run. Bottom line here is that everything needed to know is outlined in our rule book on LetsMow.com and is also posted on HeyMow.com.
We do not intended to discourage anyone from attending, but we MUST encourage all to download the USLMRA Rule Book and read it, and only then, if any questions arise, contact the USLMRA for clarification of the rules. Again, we will do everything possible to allow everyone to race but drivers must also do their part in ensuring their mowers are prepared for inspection to USLMRA Standards!
More Charlotte Lawn Mower Racing Details
USLMRA 21st Birthday activities will take place throughout the April 6-7 Race Weekend at the Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway including STA-BIL® giveaways from Gold Eagle’s Engine Answerman, Bobby Cleveland, driver of the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower!