In a perfect example of life imitating art, the Northbrook, Illinois-based STA-BIL Lawn and Garden Mower Racing Series has joined with in advance of the new Disney Touchstone Pictures movie “Gnomeo & Juliet” to promote two of America’s favorite garden icons: racing lawn mowers and garden gnomes.

Gnomeo & Juliet”, opening nationwide February 11, is a fun take on the William Shakespeare classic tale of star-crossed lovers set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor gnomes. The tale pits the Blue Gnomes and Red Gnomes in a series of run-ins and turf battles including an epic lawn mower race between the two warring gnome families.

“How MOWtivating, garden gnomes racing lawn mowers – in 3D no less!” exclaimed Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All,” Founder & President of the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA), the nation’s oldest and largest national racing mower sanctioning body presenting races “mowst-to-mowst” since 1992. “This wedding of two garden icons is especially timely with the start of the 2011 STA-BIL Lawn &nGarden Mower Racing Series just weeks away. And for lawn mower racing fans and garden gnome enthusiasts, there is even a racing video game, “Gnomeo Kart” on the Gnomeo & Juliet site that really kicks grass!” whose motto is “Finding good homes for happy gnomes” makes it their business to provide the perfect Lawn Gnome for every home or garden. They have a wide variety for gnomes a Traditional Garden Gnome, an NCAA Garden Gnome, an NFL Gnome, and an MLB Gnome.