Welcome to Port Hadlock Super Stock Lawn Mower Racing Association …
Port Hadlock Super Stock Lawn Mower Racing Association (Port Hadlock SSLMRA) was spearheaded by Lloyd Crouse in 2005 and has grown rapidly in a short period of time. The races began as a vendor for the Hadlock Days Festival and it’s popularity has grown over the years, with upwards of 100 racers now competing. The results of his hard work and dedication show as you enter the field each year and notice new improvements to the track and surrounding areas, including banked turns, an announcer’s stand and handicap accessibility. Located off Nesses Corner Road, in Port Hadlock, Washington, it boasts one of the best tracks around.
AMERICAN RACING MOWER ASSOCIATION (ARMA)
As of February 2012, the Port Hadlock SSLMRA has been selected as the West Coast hub for future ARMA National Points Series races. This series will encompass Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and other western states as they come onboard. The next National Points Races are scheduled during the 2012 Hadlock Days. Over the next few months, as things get sorted out, we'll post more information.
The Hadlock Days Festival and Port Hadlock SSLMRA hosted ARMA’s first-ever West Coast National Points Race in July of 2011. Drivers from states near and far met to compete for points that help earn them—at the end of the season—the title of champion in their respective racing classes.
ARMA Mod X Main Event—Announcer Aaron Crowl, President of ARMA
Recorded by Jacob Strain
( For more 2011 race coverage see Mike and Sharon Hansen's video on YouTube:
Mower speeds range from the mild to the wild, as up to nine classes of racing action are held. The classes are divided based upon the amount of modification and engine size. The most minimally modified is the Super Stock class. While some changes are permitted, mowers must maintain an 8 to 1 gear ratio. For more information about rules, check out www.golawnmowerracing.com.
ARMA was founded in 2005 by members of Paul Schafer Motorsports and a group of racers from the Mid-Atlantic region. ARMA was created to bring groups of racers from various independent groups together and provide them with a national level racing series. The motto of ARMA is “Mower Racing for More People.” ARMA has been thrilling and entertaining audiences at fairs and festivals across the United States. They currently have over 750 members, which are formed into 32 local chapters. Port Hadlock SSLMRA’s chapter is currently comprised of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.
HADLOCK DAYS FESTIVAL
Port Hadlock, home of the Port Hadlock Mower Speedway, is a quiet, friendly, little town tucked away on the Olympic Peninsula, an area of breathtaking beauty. Located ten miles south of Port Townsend, and only 30 miles from Seattle—as the crow flies—but far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Hadlock Days Festival is an annual summer event with a parade, kiddy rides, BBQ, live music, a beer garden, local vendors selling food and arts & crafts, a classic car/bike show, and, of course, two full days of lawnmower racing! A fun weekend and the entrance fee donation benefits the local Tri-Area Food Bank.
We hope Port Hadlock will become your place to escape to. We welcome you to our community and hope to see you here!
2012 Hadlock Days
Unfortunately, because of the downturn in the economy there will be no lawnmower races this year but we're reorganizing for the 2013 festival so look for us next year.
IN THE NEWS …
Mike Ferreri of Seattle’s KOMO 4 News covers the popular Lawn Mower Races at the 2009 Hadlock Days Festival in July. His “Unusual Sports Stories” coverage generated interest in the Olympic Peninsula as a place to come visit and watch a myriad of ages—from girls and boys to old-timers—compete for the coveted trophies.
Or watch the video and read the article:
MORE GREAT VIDEOS …
Think lawnmower racing is only a summertime sport? Thanks to Mike and Sharon Hansen for this glimpse into how they take advantage of winter in Idaho.
LONG DISTANCE RECORDS …
What lengths folks will go to for the opportunity to race at the Port Hadlock Mower Speedway! Take a look at what these three young people accomplished. Maybe you can beat their record. Who knows ... this just might make it into the Guinness World Records.