‘Craftsman® Across America’ Tractor Pushes Off From Auto Club Speedway


One man on one lawn tractor made a stop at the Auto Club Speedway today for some fun at the track before hitting the road for a coast-to-coast three month journey. 

As part of the Craftsman Across America tour, the driver, Lucas Van Engen, and his trusted lawn tractor stopped at Southern California’s ultimate motorsports destination – Auto Club Speedway, before putting the wheels to the road to start ‘the ultimate road trip.’  A Craftsman Across America kick-off event was also held in Santa Monica on Saturday, where a $5,000 donation was made to the Santa Monica Parks Department.

The three-month endurance test aboard a 54-inch Kohler Courage 26-horsepower gas powered riding lawn tractor (#28948) will cover roughly 3,300 miles of U.S. asphalt and lawns before concluding in New York City on Aug. 24. 

The Craftsman Across America journey will demonstrate the durability and performance of Craftsman riding mowers and engage people across the country, by meeting and making stops at Sears Hometown Store locations and other attractions along the way. Donations to local parks departments will be made in select cities. Craftsman Across America enthusiasts can visit www.craftsmanacrossamerica.com soon to track the driver’s journey, find out where he is stopping next, leave suggestions on places to visit and read the Craftsman Across America blog with commentary, images and video that will be uploaded from the road each day.


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Don’t get left behind when Danica Patrick returns to Auto Club Speedway for the CampingWorld.com 300 – NNS race on Saturday, Oct. 9.   Then come back for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race – the Pepsi 400 on Sunday, Oct. 10, for as low as $30 for adults, to witness four-time consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson attempt his record breaking sixth win at Auto Club Speedway.

With free admission for children 12 and under in effect for events on Friday and Saturday of race weekend, families experiencing Auto Club Speedway can also take advantage of free parking, bring in their own food, or partake in the unbelievable menu items on site as well as other cost-savings opportunities while enjoying a full weekend of entertainment and fun at the Speedway’s Opportunity, California FanZone.

For more information or to purchase tickets to NASCAR Weekend at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.


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