Every April for the last few year, the Lone Star Mower Racing Association has helped play host to the Mike Cupps Memorial Lawn Mower Race which takes place at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. The race was conceived by retired racer, Dennis Drake to raise money to help fight cancer and to honor Mike Cupps, a fellow racer who passed away in 2009.

We don’t make money. We donate it charity, and that’s the main thing we’re here for. That’s the best part of it, is that we’re giving back, said Dot Walent.

All proceeds from the race will benefit a young girl in the Marble Falls area who is suffering from cancer. Last Saturday, racers from all over Texas went full throttle in Marble Falls to see who’s the best. But this year, in addition to goodwill and the race to the finish line, Mickee Scholl and Alexis Marsh tied the knot on the track just before the races began.

The first marriage was hideous. So, it took a long while. I promised myself it would never happen again, and every so ofter you get one or two people in your life that changes your mind and your feeling about something and that’s Lex, said Mickee.

While nothing else really matters on your wedding day, it’s exciting to note that Mickee even managed a third-place finish. Mickee and Alexis were interviewed by KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR Station at the race. You can read their full article and listen to the interview here.

Congratulations, Mickee and Alexis!

Photo courtesy of KUT 90.5