I am John Nelson, also known as Sir Lawns-a-Lot or John Deere Nelson (due to all machines being yellow and green) and I have the racing number 61. I am the Past-President of the Lone Star Mower Racing Association (LSMRA) serving from 2005 to 2008, and Vice President from 2002 to 2005. I have been racing since 2001 in the A/P, S/P, IMOW and F/X classes. I am the three-time winner of the Topsy Turvy (most flips) Award. I saw lawnmower racing on TV and decided to give it a try. I previously participated in the Richard Petty Driving School, Demolition Derby Racing, and tried out for the Junkyard Wars TV show. I was lucky enough to be on the USA Network Commercial “Characters Welcome”. I build my own mowers and have raced in 5 of the 6 racing classes. Just look for the Green and Yellow Mowers with the number 61. As Past-President of the LSMRA, I am now a Mow Ambassador for the sport and I am a member of the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association Steering Committee. Although I am now retired from active competitive racing I still do exhibition shows with my John Deere 210, 14 foot, five engine machine called the Mow Longer. Come join in the fun with the best group of women and men anywhere. We will be looking for you at one of our events.
- 2011 USLMRA Hall of Fame
- 2011 USLMRA Life Membership – 1st Recipient
- 2007, 2006 & 2005 Topsy Turvy Award
- 2005 – 2008 LSMRA President
- 2002 – 2005 LSMRA Vice President
- USLMRA / LSMRA Member since 2001