Lawn mower racing has come a long way from being a backyard sport that only a few know about, to becoming a full blown sport that can be seen on cable television. The sport is so captivating that you will find yourself looking for racing mower parts without even noticing it.
Spare parts are the life blood of all motor sports. You cannot race cars if there are no replacement pistons or crankshafts available. You cannot race motorcycles if there are no replacement chains or cooling systems available. It is the same with Lawn mower racing; you cannot enjoy the sport if there are no replacement parts available.
There are 3 ways for you to find racing mower parts:
1. Lawn mower engine manufacturers like Briggs and Stratton, they have been building mower engines and parts for years and have a boon of available replacement parts. They have also been customizing engines for mower racing so I am sure you can even find performance parts at Briggs and Stratton. Other preferred manufacturing vendors like Honda and Tecumseh have also been around a long time and have plenty of parts availability.
2. Going to garages owned by mower racing enthusiasts is a great place for specialty, or hard to find parts. They can usually assist with custom work too. Finding one of these lawn mower racing garages is like hitting two birds with one stone because they will not only help you with racing mower parts, they will also give you valuable racing tips that will help you win a race.
3. You can build the parts yourself. This requires extra time and effort but is more rewarding than just buying ready made lawn mower racing parts. If you are the “handy” type, you’ll find that it is better to build racing mower parts yourself.
How to find manufacturers and garages:
That may be the question that you’re asking right now. Well, manufacturers like Briggs and Stratton, Honda, and Tecumseh are big. And, they are everywhere. So locating a dealer in your area via the internet or phone book won’t be difficult.
As far garages owned by racing enthusiasts, your best bet is contacting local Lawn mower racing associations or clubs, they will surely have a list of enthusiasts in the area. It is also good to watch a race and mingle with the racers so you can get tips.
The internet is also a good way to find garages that offer racing mower parts. Particularly in forums, you can simply start a topic and eager fans and enthusiasts will provide great suggestions and advice.
Looking for parts can be challenging, especially to those who are new to lawn mower racing. But as you get acquainted with the sport and its participants, you will find that looking for racing mower parts is really not that hard.