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#ThrowbackThursday: K-Rod and the lawnmower racer

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TAPE: SP-1614  DATE: 5/13/1998  SLUG: Lawnmower Racing TIME CODE: 10:00

We dig into the K-Rod files this week.  I asked Ken about some of his most memorable stories and after a minute or two, he came up with a couple of favorites from 15 years ago.  One was when he rode in a truck that went over 300 miles per hour, the other is the video you see here. 

The story is centered around lawnmower racer Bob Cleveland.  At the time, Cleveland had lawnmowers that could hit around 80 mph.  Since then, Cleveland has apparently set a world record on a mower.  Must have been Ken's inspiration.

The story also includes some vintage K-Rod cheese.  The lines "mower is better" and "one tractor mind" are why we love him!

-Cody

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