Lawnmower Racers Turn Chore into Sport

Published 08/29 2013 11:55AM

Updated 08/29 2013 11:57AM

(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.

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