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Look Out NASCAR ... Here Come The Lawn Mowers! GNOMEO & JULIET

Lawn mower racing fans, adventure seekers in Berrien County, MI and ... gnomes!

The U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (the organization that turned a weekend chore into a national competitive sport!) continues their 2011 STA-BIL racing season with the Gnomeo & Juliet Mow-down Showdown.

Riders dressed as the film's iconic red and blue feuding gnome families will race for the right to be crowned the winner and present The Berrien County (Michigan) Farm Bureau Young Farmers with a donation earmarked for agricultural education in Berrien County schools.

The world of lawn mower racing gathers new mowmentum as this high octane sport continues its complete season of lawnmower races across the country with 140 sanctioned races in 37 states. Featuring seven classes of mowers, participants will compete against one another for the right to be named turf titan! The current speed to beat is 96.529 MPH, a record earned by Bobby Cleveland in September 2010.

Saturday, May 21st races start at 1:00 PM at Berrien County Youth Fair Grounds Berrien Springs, MI. For more information about races in your area, visit

Topics | TV/Movies | Upcoming Video Release Dates | Gnomeo & Juliet

USLMRA: Established in 1992, the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national lawn mower racing sanctioning body presenting organized events across America including the 21-race STA-BIL Series and a network of 50 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 140 sanctioned races in 37 states nationwide.

Gnomeo & Juliet is available on Blu-ray™ combo pack and DVD on May 24 from Touchstone Home Entertainment

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