ARE you looking for something to do this busy weekend in between voting, any one of the footy finals or the doll and bear fair? Maybe a spot of gardening could help you slow the pace down.

A few hours closed off from the world on the back of a mower can be quite therapeutic and the gentle purr of a well-tuned engine in the background could be just what you need.

MOWER MAN: Harry Sanderson's spare parts department for his mower racing aspirations.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
MOWER MAN: Harry Sanderson's spare parts department for his mower racing aspirations. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

To prepare a mower for racing the riders select a garden-variety ride-on mower and the work begins. Firstly the machines are stripped and all ancillary parts are turfed and the not-so complex task of building a racing machine starts.

To get tips from a racing veteran on how to set up a mower see tomorrow's NewsMail.



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