A look at the joys of lawn mower racing in video form
Over at Redblade Mowers Towers, we cannot fault a lawn mower racing action whilst we’re on our tea breaks. It panders to the inner Clarksonian in us and gives us a break from the drudgery of selling ride-on lawnmowers.
Lawnmower Racing Battle | Dude Perfect
The high production values of this clip are indicative of its source material: a popular YouTube channel known as Dude Perfect. This clip, showing ride-on lawn mowers going at 60 mph, has been seen by nearly 12 million people. With an enjoyable romp on a dirt track, you can see why it has had high viewing figures.
Kimi Räikkönen races Sky F1 on lawn mowers
The erstwhile Soccer AM has been a staple of Sky Sports’ schedules for over 20 years. Ditching the original Reithian style overtones of Russ Williams’ era, it is an irreverent programme a la Top Gear style for football fans. This clip of Kimi Räikkönen from 2014 shows the Formula One racer trying his hand at lawn mower racing.
Fxt class mower race 6/19/2016
For our third clip, we see a lawn mower race taking place on an oval racing circuit. Viewers are rewarded with a first person perspective of the race itself which offers a unique view of the proceedings.