LOCAL CHAPTERS

As the nation’s oldest and most experienced national lawn mower racing sanctioning body, pioneering American lawn mower racing national sanctioning in 1992, the USLMRA is proud to offer a robust Local Chapter System.

Local Chapters either travel to venues within a state or region, or race on a permanent home track. Local Chapters many race at fairs, festivals, events and other venues. Local Chapters are organized with by-laws, business structure and autonomous boards of directors.

Find A Chapter in Your State

Eastern Region

Mason-Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association (Maryland)
mason-dixonlawnmowerracing.com | Facebook
Lou Filos
Littlelou43@gmail.com
1345 Gateshead Drive
Belair, MD 21014
443-504-4056

New England Lawn Mower Racing Association
nelmra.com
Thomas Johnson, President
tomjohnson1265@hotmail.com
65 Packerville Road
Plainfield, CT. 06374
860-564-3020 | 860-908-4122

Midwest Region

Illinois Lawn Mower Racing Association
Todd Tornow
tofasttodd@gmail.com
204 W. Market St.
Tampico, IL 61283
815-718-9119 | 815-438-2845

Iowa Lawn Mower Racing Association
cprraceway.webs.com
Marty Murphy
yamaha_man_1970@yahoo.com
1113 92nd Ave
Knoxville IA
641-218-4169

Insurance Contact
Joe See
510 Fairview Drive
Pleasantville, IA  50225
218-235-8859

Indiana Lawn Mower Racing Association
Steve Barber
steve_barber44@yahoo.com
3934 Cranberry Drive North
Greenfield, IN 46140
317-326-2615 | 317-224-9740

American Heartland Lawn Mower Racers (Kansas)
Ron Long, President
Rmlong1@hotmail.com
504 W. Sterling St.
Coffeyville, KS  67337
620-988-0687

Larry Benning
flyinbpaints@yahoo.com
1657 CR 5300
Coffeyville, KS 67337
620-688-1227

Michigan Lawn Mower Racing Association
milmra.net
Richard Webb, President
2600 N River Road
Saginaw, MI  48609
989-529-6356 | 989-754-7300 | 989-529-6356

Minnesota Lawn Mower Racing Association
mownorth.com
Robert Sparbel
robertsparbel@gmail.com
938 Becky Circle
Hudson, WI 54016
651-235-0317

Ohio Lawn Mower Racing Association
Matt Strine
mowhio@gmail.com
1723 Whetstone River Rd
Marion, OH 43302
740-751-3472

Big Dog Racing (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota)
Facebook | Home Track Address: East Norfolk Ave.  Chadron, NE 69337
Mr. Casey Eaton
caseyeaton@hotmail.com
14585 Tiffany Ct.
Hermosa, SD 57744
605-391-0232

Wisconsin Lawn Mower Racing Association
wilmra.com
John D Schug
_demoschug@gmail.com
staff@wisconsinlawnmowerracing.com
w632 Mann  Rd
Spencer, WI  54479
715-897 -2933 | 715-897-2933

Insurance Contact:
Charity Shug
715-897-2934

Western Region

Arizona Lawn Mower Racing Association
arizonalmra.com
Roger Bond, JR., President
rdhj57@cox.net
15819 N. 66th Drive
Glendale, AZ  85306
623-640-1930

David Calvert, VP Alt Contact
mowtavator@aol.com
501 E. Monroe Ave
Buckeye, AZ 85326
602-919-8195 | 623-386-2221

 

 

Southern Region

Arkansas Lawn Mower Racing Association
Home Track: Wallbanger Speedway
Marty Callantine, President
arlmrachapter@gmail.com
603 Greene 523 Rd.
Paragould, AR 72450
870-335-8057

Jason Murray, Past President
tiquefan80@yahoo.com
611 S. 6th Street
Paragould, AR 72450
870-219-0753

Insurance Contact
Chandler Ellington
2501 Southwind Dr.
Paragould, AR 72450
870-476-3184

Florida Lawnracing Association/NASGRASS
nasgrassinc.com
Wes Pyburn
pyburn1212@gmail.com
4409 Hedge Drive East
Lakeland, FL 33813
863-581-6381

Insurance Contact
Christine Smith
pestlady12@gmail.com
863-581-9922

Cajun Louisiana Lawn Mower Racing Association
mowrace.com | Home Track: Kershaws Cajun Village, Lake Charles, LA
Ronnie Henry, President
rhenry44925@yahoo.com
142 Red Rose Drive
Sulphur, LA  70665
337-583-4986 | 337-842-6290

Stacy Benoit, Vice President
stacy_benoit@yahoo.com
101 E. Misique Road
Carencro, LA  70520
337-896-9555 | 337-298-2646

Lone Star Mower Racing Association (Texas)
lsmra.com
Mike Howell, President
Howellmichael53@yahoo.com
mhowell@gunbarrelcity.net
302 Bounding Main St
Gun Barrel City, TX  75156
903-292-9405

Marion Neel
themousefarm@yahoo.com
13802 State Highway 30
College Station, TX 71845
979-774-7236

Insurance Contact:
Debbie Hobbs
debhobbs.56@gmail.com
270 CR 4867
Dayton, TX  77535

National

United States Lawn Mower Racing Association
Chicago Office: P.O. Box 628 Northbrook, IL  60065

Bruce Kaufman, President
brucejkaufman@gmail.com | bruce@letsmow.com
847-272-2120 (Office) | 847-989-3705 (Cell)

Kerry Evans, Vice President
evansop@bellsouth.net | kerry@letsmow.com
13433 Moffett Rd., Suite E
Wilmer, AL  36587
251-645-2942 (Shop) | 251-421-1957 (Cell) | 251-649-6764 (Fax)

Start A Local Chapter

The best formula for success when forming a Local Chapter is creating an organized structure (local board) with other mower racing enthusiasts to help you. You are required to furnish a copy of your organizational structure to the National Office.

As a new Local Chapter you agree to abide by and enforce the USLMRA mower building and safety rules. You also agree to require all of your Chapter members to join USLMRA.

This is made clear in the Chapter Charter. One of the benefits to you, with all of your racers becoming USLMRA members, is that their personal and racing information is being kept on an USLMRA database. This information is available to the Local Chapters upon request.

Membership Benefits

Bylaws
USLMRA office provides Local Chapters with sample by-laws used by other Chapters and encourages open discussion regarding Bylaw creation, change and adherence.
Board of Directors
Guidance and support in selection of board members, monitor performance of board members, mentoring board members, creating succession plans for board members and Presidents, etc.
Experience
The USLMRA has been around for 16 years and knows what works and what doesn’t. We’ll help promote events and will help with technical details in setting up machines and race tracks. If anyone contacts the USLMRA national office looking for a race in your area, we’ll forward the info to you so you can contact them. USLMRA is the most popular lawn mower racing web site in the nation, appearing Number 1 in prominent search engines such as Google and MSN.
Finance
Support in areas including accounting, bookkeeping and financial reporting.
Insurance
The USLMRA provides spectator liability and participant accident coverage. U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association Liability Insurance is provided via Chubb Insurance one of the nation’s top motor sports insurance carriers. Participant medical coverage provided by Nationwide Insurance.
Local Chapter Network
USLMRA maintains ongoing communication with all Local Chapter Presidents via message boards and forums to exchange ideas, success stories, promotional and marketing materials and knowledge. This collective knowledge is second to none in the world of lawn mower racing!
Marketing
USLMRA is expert in providing guidance in selling the value of USLMRA and the Local Chapter to potential members, venues, sponsors and the media. Information on attending state fair & expo conventions and up-to-date information from the International Association of Fairs & Expos fairsandexpos.com are provided to Local Chapters on an ongoing basis. USLMRA office provides updated marketing and promotional materials for use at the Local Chapter level.
Media Relations
USLMRA national office can write press releases for your Local Chapter and assist in media relations. Consultation in pitching and working with the media, obtaining media partners and leveraging media assets are also provided to the Local Chapters.
Member Communications
Guidance and support in member relations such web site development, social media and use of LetsMow.com to ensure all USLMRA members are made aware of Local Chapter races.
Membership Database
Access to USLMRA membership database to manage and communicate with your Chapter membership.
National Leadership
USLMRA was founded in 1992, with National Leadership in place since 1991, under the direction of a Board of Directors.USLMRA is professionally managed, with staff available every day to work with Local Chapters.
Race Day Operations
Guidance and support in areas including track set up, race day personnel, venue relations, etc.
Safety
The USLMRA preaches safety every day in every way. We are the most safety conscious individuals you will meet in the sport. The USLMRA’s safety record likewise speaks for itself. Taking safety very seriously protects all members, partners, sponsors, host venues and spectators.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship proposal and cover letter templates are provided by USLMRA office along with one-on-one guidance and expertise in sponsorship proposal development and selling.
USLMRA Office Relations
Access to USLMRA national staff. Submission of pre and post-event insurance paperwork to provide LC oversight and protection.
Venue Leads
USLMRA maintains ongoing communication with all Local Chapter Presidents via message boards and forums to exchange ideas, success stories, promotional and marketing materials and knowledge. This collective knowledge is second to none in the world of lawn mower racing!
Venue Negotiations and Scheduling
Support in areas such as setting race prices, venue negotiations, contract execution, responding to venue inquires in a timely manner, is constantly provided to Local Chapters.