Ride-on Mower Racers separate the lawn from the clippings
IT WAS dusty, dirty and a whole lot of fun out at the Bullyard Sport and Recreation Grounds yesterday as 47 mower riders put pedal to the metal.
The adrenaline-filled day was all part of the Queensland Ride-on Mower Racing Clubs Round 3 event, which saw people from all over Queensland spectating and competing.
Bundy Turfburners Club president Harry Sanderson said the day was a success.
"It's been a great day. The weather gods have been kind to us and everyone is having a blast," he said.
"I came second in my race and beat my son, which is good for a change. It feels real good."
Darren Manderson and Irene Sommerfeld were in the crowd watching on as their son, Broady, took to the track.
"He has been racing for the last two years," Ms Sommerfeld said.
"We love watching him, it is great fun. He will have a go at anything."
Steve Beutel stood perched up against the side-line fence and watched in awe as the mowers zipped around the track.
"It's my first time here. I thought it would be good fun and it is, it's great," he said.
"They are the fastest lawn mowers I have seen in a long time. Faster than the one at home."
The race day is part of an annual event of 10 rounds of competition each year in Queensland alone.
The Bundy Turfburners Club also uses the event to raise money for children's charities.