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WATCH: 12yo mows down the competition on the race track

ALLAN Heggie has mowed with his dad since he was four-years-old and now he's mowing down the competition on the race track.

Typical 12-year-olds might prefer to play video games, but Allan prefers whipping around the Maryborough track at top speed.

Mower racing at Maryborough - 12 yr old Allan Heggie from Maryborough leads the field around the first bend.
Mower racing at Maryborough - 12 yr old Allan Heggie from Maryborough leads the field around the first bend. Alistair Brightman

Allan finished his second lawn mower race on Sunday, where he lined up alongside his dad.

The youngster finished third overall in his grade, but more importantly beat dad Adam to the line.

Allan said he enjoyed racing despite a few unwanted souvenirs from his "fast ride".

"I have a lot of bruises on my legs from trying to hold on," Allan said.

"Some corners are bumpy, but it's a lot of fun."

Allan Heggie with his dad Adam and little brother Jordan before the mower racing competition in Maryborough on the weekend.
Allan Heggie with his dad Adam and little brother Jordan before the mower racing competition in Maryborough on the weekend.

Mower racing is a family affair for the Heggie boys.

Adam, who calls himself a "big kid", is heavily involved in the sport, while Allan's little brother Jordan is looking forward to competing when he's "a couple of inches taller".

Adam said they bought Allan's mower for $1500 last year and he's been practising ever since.

"I started it with him. I'm a big kid myself, if you saw my shed you would understand," he said.

Mr Heggie said one side of the family shed was full of mowers and other "boy toys" while the other side was for the girls in the family who are into their horse riding.

Topics:  competition, mowing, race, sport



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