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.
Rules and Regulations
Why do we have rules and Regulations???
We want to keep Mower Racing Safe and Good Cheap Family Fun.
Most other forms of motor sport have become unrestricted and racers spend a fortune on engine and chassis modifications and that puts it out of reach of many people. We are trying to keep Mower Racing as cheap as possible and stop it becoming cheque book racing where the teams with the biggest budget ALWAYS WIN.
It’s all about keeping it as safe as possible and good clean fun. These beasts may not look that fast when you’re watching them, but they really are quick and it’s awesome fun doing around 75kph with your bum only a few inches off the dirt.
VICMOW strongly encourages new drivers to consult a committee member during the building process of the mower with any queries. For contact information, please refer to the Contact Us page.
Events are open to all mowers which comply with the provisions of these Rules.
“Junior modified class “J” means a ride on lawn mower which has been altered from the manufacturer’s specifications in any structural or mechanical aspect and must be fitted with a 110cc capacity engine, restricted gear set of 13 tooth front and 49 tooth rear and also a restricted tyre size of 16-6.50 x 8
“Super modified class “C” means a ride on lawn mower which has been altered from the manufacturer`s specifications in any structural or mechanical aspect and has been fitted with a motor size up to 200cc capacity - 4 stroke, single cylinder, carbureted, naturally aspirated only. Mowers meeting C Class rule can only run C Class.
“Super modified class “B” means a ride on lawn mower which has been altered from the manufacturer`s specifications in any structural or mechanical aspect and has been fitted with a motor size up to 250cc - 2/4 stroke, naturally aspirated, carbureted
“Super modified class “A” means a ride on lawn mower which has been altered from the manufacturer`s specifications in any structural or mechanical aspect and has been fitted with a motor size between 251cc and 450cc - 2/4 stroke, naturally aspirated, carbureted
All 2 strokes will be classed at Committee discretion
Mower to be readily recognized as a mower:
Mower must be built from an original ride on mower, be recognized as a commercially available domestic ride on lawn mower and to retain as many original manufacturers body parts as possible. Although remanufacturing body parts to the same specifications and materials as the manufacture is permitted , fabricating rear guards to cover tyres is recommended..
Please keep in mind
It must still look like a ride on mower that the public can relate with.
Full version of the Rules can be downloaded below, click on the link for the rules you require