LINDON -- Dedicated racers, casual hobbyists and curious fans all gathered Thursday in Lindon to take part in the town's first lawn mower races. The event occurred in Pheasant Brook Park as a part of the annual Lindon Days festival, which gave registered racers a chance to show their stuff.

The event was split into two sections that allowed the stock mowers to race head-to-head, and the more powerful mowers to show their stuff individually. Many of the mowers were modified to increase their speed, and some even sported custom paint jobs.

Many were surprised at the turnout of the event after more than 20 different mowers were brought on display.

Roger Hope, who has been racing for more than four years, attended the event with his family to show off their machines.

"It's one of the fastest growing motor sports in the United States," Hope said.