Mowing the distance
(WSLS) It's a gravel lot. A man with a substantial white beard is doing "doughnuts" and spraying dust and gravel as he sits atop what looks like a combination between a lawnmower and a go-cart.
That's Benny Gilbert on one of his racing lawnmowers. He's won hundreds of races, multiple championships and now has his own race team.
A mechanic and welder by trade, Benny converts real lawnmowers into racers that have been clocked at up to 80 miles an hour. The mowers are supposed to be 60-70 percent stock.
The guys are practicing this day on Benny's property, but the real racing happens at scheduled events, on Friday and Saturday nights.
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