K&N Filters Lawn Mower Racer Ken Jones has been tearing up the turf with the USLMRA since 1995, and as he gets “mowtivated” for the 20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals National Lawn Mower Racing Championships this Labor Day Weekend, he is sitting in 5th Place with 2,150 National Points and looking for a Top 5 Finish at the annual End of Summer Mow Down Show Down.
Jones, of Granville, Illinois races for K&N Filters and Agrassive Mowersports on a mid 1960s TS Rugg mower with an 8hp Tecumseh engine. The lawn legend is having one of his best seasons in the STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series, grabbing a First Place, two Second Place and one 4th Place Finish in the A Prepared Class, which features 4-stroke engines, 10.5 hp and under, with a factory maximum stock original displacement of 22 cubic inches. Points are awarded for 1st-5th places and for registering, starting and finishing a race.
“I’m having my best season ever and am shooting for a Top 5 Finish in national points,” said Jones. “Thanks to K&N Filters, I’ve got great air flow and optimal performance for better horsepower. A top grade air filter like K&N allows clean air into the motor, and clean air equals more horsepower. I also have a great chassis set-up for better handling. Horsepower and handling are keys to success in lawn mower racing.”
The 20th Anniversary STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals National Lawn Mower Racing Championships will be held Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 1-2 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. Race time is 7:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 1 and 9:00 AM Sunday, Sept. 2. Admission is $5.00, free for kids 12 and under.