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Lawnmower Racing Set for Saturday, Aug. 11

Aug. 9, 2012. The Rotary Club of North Wilkesboro will host a lawnmower race on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Worth Evan Tomlinson Rotary Park in North Wilkesboro. The event is a fundraiser for the club. It is an Alleghany Mower Racing Association (AMRA) sanctioned race. And, if you come to the race, you may be on television.

There will be a crew filming for a possible reality show concerning lawnmower racing. The crew is expected to be there the entire day of the race.

The gates of the Rotary fairgrounds, located beside West Park off D Street in North Wilkesboro (look for the signs), will open at noon with practice starting at 3 p.m. Racing will begin at 6 p.m.

Admission is $7, with children 5 and under admitted free. A variety of food vendors will be on site.

For more information, call Mike Staley at 336-902-7052.