The Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association was created in 1988, but its inaugural AGM wasn’t held until July 23rd of 2000. The association was founded to meet the increasing demands of mower racing fans that couldn’t get enough of racing mowers.
The first Australian Nationals was held in 2009 and was supported by various mower racing clubs in Australia such as Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Brisbane and Nowra. The event was a huge success allowing them to continue growing the Australian interest and events.
Like the BLMRA, the Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association is a non-profit organization focused on organizing events for the enjoyment of their members.
The association is very strict when it comes to safety; to be able to race you have to abide by the rules and wear appropriate safety gears. This is to ensure your safety and that of the spectators.
To become a member of the Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association and to be able to participate in racing events, you must be at least 18 years old.
Younger participants may be permitted as long as they have parental consent, and are able to demonstrate their ability to handle racing mowers safely and effectively.
Racing Mower Eligibility:
Just like the American and British associations, different divisions determine who ride what. The biggest difference between divisions is varying rules related to mower modification. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the nuances before selecting your division AND before upgrading your racing mower. The divisions are:
• Ride-On Lawn Mower
• Standard Mower
• Modified Mower
• Super Modified Class “C”
• Super Modified Class “B”
• Super Modified Class “A”
• Super Modified
If you’re a speed freak who wants pure adrenaline rush, the Super Modified division of the Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association is where you want to be racing mowers.
This is because, in this division, you can modify your mower as much as you like as long as it doesn’t go over 500cc.
Imagine a lawn mower packing a 500cc engine; you’ll be flying off the tracks if you’re not careful with the throttle.
The cutting blades should be removed and a cut-off switch should also be installed. This is standard in every lawn mower racing event, regardless of the country. A cut-off switch ensures that the racing mowers automatically turn off in case you fall off.
The Australian Lawn Mower Racing Association is indeed the back bone of mower racing in Australia. They continue to organize events to meet the demands of fans and to further promote the sport throughout the country.