VICMOW is a ride on lawn mower racing club with members located all around Victoria . Lawn mower racing is a great family sport, many of our mower racing members are from the same family.
You may remember seeing Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup racing around on ride on lawn mowers at Bathurst, those racing lawn mowers actually belong to TJ Racing who are members of VICMOW The racing lawn mower used in all the promotional footage from the Vodafone Mower challenge can still be seen looking the same today as it did then, competing in C Class, the A Class racing lawn mower of Marty Saunders is the one that was used by Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup.
Looking for something different for your next fundraiser? Why not consider having VICMOW and their super modified racing lawn mowers come and have a race for you, we can help with race track design and set up and be an event on our own or in conjunction with a show n shine or something else.
Don't be fooled by the look of these racing lawn mowers, they are super modified and have motor bike engines in them. We have four classes starting with the Juniors who run 110cc engines, C Class running up to 200cc motors, B Class run up to 250cc and A Class who run up to 450cc motors.
To get involved with the sport of supermodified ride on lawn mower racing in Victoria, contact us and we'll help get you started.
Australia's first mower race was dreamt up in a small, country pub in Harrietville Victoria in 1988. Five men challenged each other to a race around the local hills of the area after an alcohol-related argument. They chugged up the steep slopes belching smoke from their unmodified Briggs and Strattons , rounded a nominated gum tree, then flew down in "Angel Gear" - Australian outback slang for neutral - to the finish line. "Half the town's 100 people, 300 sheep and 150 dogs were there," according to Brian Ross, six-time president of AROLMRA.
The Victorian Mower Racing Association (VicMow) is a not for profit organisation designed for lawn mower racers, by lawn mower racers. VicMow was founded in 2014 by a group of like minded people based on the core values of fun, friendship, integrity, sportsmanship and respect. Our sole focus is on providing affordable family friendly entertainment for both the competitors and the local communities, who benefit from these events.
We provide racers, their families and friends the opportunity to get involved with competitive racing that is fun, friendly and affordable, whilst helping raise valuable funds for local Community groups and organisations. We donít race for championship points and this helps keep the spirit of affordability, fun and friendship alive, never underestimate the value of bragging rights over a mate. We aim to keep racing competitive and enjoyable for both racers and spectators, itís no fun being out in front/behind all the time and having no one to race, nor is it fun to watch, so those racers are put in classes where they will be competitive.
For Communities and Organisations we provide an entertaining display of competitive racing like youíve not seen before, our sport is unique or different and that is the draw card, people are never sure quite what to expect when they hear the phrase lawn mower racing, but they are never disappointed once seeing it. Whilst the sport of lawn mower racing may seem a little odd, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and are always mindful that we are not only representing VicMow but also the groups and Organisations we are fundraising for and welcome any feedback. VicMow do not charge a fee for being present at events benefiting the Community or fundraising events. For events that are not going back into the Local Community or a Charitable Organisation there is a donation fee charged that will go back to a Local Community Group or Charity. VicMow does not make anything for providing entertainment, we do it solely for the personal enjoyment of racing and the knowledge we are helping out Local Communities.We do require a few things to be able to run an event or to be present at your event, please contact us for further information regarding this.
For further information on how we can assist your community,school,club or organistion with fund raising, or for more information about joining VicMow please contact us at [email protected]