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Welcome to the Yocum Creek lawnmower races

Yes, outside of Green Forest, Arkansas, near the site of the Battle of Yocum Creek, well, make that the Skirmish at Yocum Creek … which is actually more like that time during of the War Between the States a bunch of local good ol’ boys took a coupla shots at an apparently lost Yankee patrol … there is a speedway.

Well, it’s not really a speedway. It’s more like a dirtway. A natural track bulldozed out of the woods where locals come to test their souped-up speed machines. Well, no, not really “speed” machines, more like … OK, they’re racing lawn mowers.

Yes, in rural Carroll County, Arkansas, between Green Forest and the border town of Blue Eye, Missouri, racing lawn mowers has turned into quite the local rage, competing with Little League baseball and kindergarten football. Only these are adults atop their Lawn Boys, John Deeres and Murrays.


Sometimes they go around the track clockwise. Other times, they go counter-clockwise. The thrills and spills are … well, they aren’t exactly Indianapolis, Le Mans or even NASCAR. However, anybody with a self-propelled lawn mower can participate.

And, as you can see, the excitement is … well, OK, so it’s not all that exciting. It’s still a lot of fun.

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posted June 25, 2011 at 9:32 am

Is there a race on Sat 6/25/2011 and where is the exact location and starting time? Cost? Refreshments available? Thanks!

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Michael Kilbourn

posted September 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I am not sure who wrote this, but I can tell you they have not been to a lawn mower race.
You can ask anybody that has went to one, and they can tell you how exciting they really are. And if you have ever went 40+ mph on a lawn mower you will know…… “well,ok,” what real speed feels like.

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