Anza Racing Mowers sidelined by engine troubles

 

Don Watson in the lead in his division at the Norco Fair. Debbie Eberly photo
Don Watson in the lead in his division at the Norco Fair. Debbie Eberly photo

The last time the Anza Racing Mowers competed on their home track it was August and several of them were not able to compete then because of mechanical difficulties or personal injuries. Wimpee had injured his wrist competing in Sacramento and has not been able to compete this season until Labor Day. Six of those Racing Mowers were able to compete and traveled to the Norco Fair to race against the members of Norco Mower Racing.

During the first day of racing, Pam Watson developed steering problems and Wimpee lost his transmission. Don Watson won the heat race for the Super Mod Class. Robert Love Jr. won the finals and took a victory lap with the checker flag.

On the second day of competition Don and Pam Watson and Wimpee were unable to return to competition due to mechanical problems. Steve Rebuck the newest Anza Racer made his debut and had a good showing for his first race experience.

Rebecca Rebuck competed in the Powder Puff race but did not place. Ken Eberly also competed on both days but did not place. Robert Love Jr. after going all-out in the Finals in the Super Mod Class blew his engine.

It has been a tough season for Anza Racing Mowers due to the many injuries and motor problems so they decided to give everyone a chance to heal and make repairs so no races were held last month. The final race of this season will be on Nov. 12, weather permitting. There has been interest from the Norco Mower Racing members and we are hopeful they will come out and race with us. Check out the Anza Racing Mowers’ Facebook page for info, pictures and videos.

Spectating is free; tailgate or bring your own chairs. Pit passes are $1. Drivers meeting 10 a.m. Racing begins at 11 a.m. Track is located on Hwy. 371 behind Diner 371 in Anza. Bring your own chair and shade. Hope to see you at the RACES!

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