ALL THE ACTION: Harry Sanderson is encouraging the Bundaberg community to support this year's Bundy turfburners mower racing event at the Bullyard Sports and Recreation grounds. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ALL THE ACTION: Harry Sanderson is encouraging the Bundaberg community to support this year's Bundy turfburners mower racing event at the Bullyard Sports and Recreation grounds. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Not your average mower

REACHING speeds faster than cars which drive around town - these ride-on mowers will have some grunt as they race to raise money for charity.

The Bundy Turfburners mower racing day is on again and this time they will assist James Spokes and his family in their plight to buy a van to help transport him as he has a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder, duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Harry Sanderson from Harry's Mowers is organising the event which will be held on September 13 and have competitors come from across the state.

"We have riders coming from the Gold Coast and down from Rockhampton," Mr Sanderson said.

"There's still time to enter, people just have to have their own racing mower."

Mr Sanderson said the mowers reach speeds up to 90kmh and eight to 10 people would rev their engines in each race.

"It makes it a little more interesting than mowing the grass," he said.

"The races take about four minutes to complete on the 440m track."

The 55-year-old said the day was family orientated and there would be something for everyone.

"Come out on the day and see how fast the mowers really can go," he said.

RACE IS ON

When: Sunday, September 13, 10am - 2pm

Where: Bullyard Recreation Ground, 2359 Bucca Rd, Bullyard

Cost: $5 entry

Contact: Harry's Mowers 4151 6424



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