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The fifth and final FireAde heat race was won by Jordon Mallett. Engler Machine and Tool Heat 1 - 8 Laps 1. Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - Schoenfeld Headers 8 Laps 1.
FireAde Heat 5 - 8 Laps 1. Hero Graphics B-Main 1 - 12 Laps 1. A-Main 30 Laps 1. Carson Short from Marion, Illinois raced past the first four cars including Smith on lap one and led the first seven laps. Mark Smith got back by Short as the two approached lapped traffic on lap eight and led the balance of the race. Snohomish, Washington driver Seth Bergman got past Caron Short into the runner-up spot on lap fifteen and took up the chase after the fleeting Smith.
Bergman was able to challenge Smith several times in lapped traffic and after restarts , but, could not make a pass for the lead. Carson Short re-gained the runner-up spot at that poit and crossed the finish line behind Smith after the re-start.
Fifteen-year-old young gun Tyler Clem from St. Tanner Thorson from Carson City, Nevada was doing double-duty driving a Powri Midget entry in their main event just before jumping into his USCS winged sprint car ride for this main event.
Thorson was impressive while starting way back in 21st position and charging into the top five to finish fourth. He passed fourteen cars to round out the top five drivers. The Schoenfeld Headers fourth heat was won by Mark Smith. Butlerbuilt Heat 3 - 8 Laps 1. Schoenfeld Headers Heat 4 - 8 Laps 1. Fireade Heat 5 - 8 Laps 1. Did Not Start The event is expected to draw some of the top winged sprint car drivers from across North America from at least ten states and Canada seeking warmer climates for the earliest possible winged sprint car racing of the season.
Bubba Raceway Park is located at N. The USCS winged sprint cars co-headline the two-night weekend of racing action at the challenging semi-banked three-eight mile clay oval track with two full nights of action for the National midget racing stars of the Lucas Oil Powri National Midgets.
The USCS winged sprint cars co-headline the two-day weekend of open wheeled racing action at the semi-banked three-eighths mile D-shaped oval track with the Powri National Midgets in their first-ever appearance at the speedway. The event is expected to draw some of the top winged-sprint car drivers from at least ten to twelve states and Canada seeking warmer climates for the earliest scheduled racing for sprint cars of the season.
The race is also the season opener for the track. Fans will get a chance to see who can reach the www. A Champion of the six-race early season mini-series will then be crowned. Race teams and race fans, please stay tuned for the full details for each event coming over the next couple of weeks. The USCS vs. The two series that are among the oldest and most respected cubic inch sprint car series in North America will contest four nights of co-sanctioned winged sprint car action during the version of the USCS vs.
South Shootout at three tracks in the Carolinas this coming Spring and Fall. The two tracks are less than an hour apart. Those two tracks are also less than an hour apart as well. The four events will be Championship points events for both series run under an agreed upon set of rules that will make it easy for both series teams to support.
Full details will be forthcoming in the next several weeks. The two racing series squared off for the first time in the last decade at two now defunct South Carolina Speedways as a pre-cursor of the current revival of the rivalry. South challenge that saw an equal number of drivers from each series come out to compete with 32 cars at Carolina Speedway on the first night.
The event created a huge amount of excitement for the teams and fans that carried over to the next night at Cherokee Speedway when 26 teams made it through to the first night to race again. The two events were deemed a huge success by all involved, including the race fans. This is quite an opportunity for the fans to see many of the best winged sprint car drivers in the Nation and especially East of the Mississippi River, on one weekend at tracks less than an hour apart both times compete with and against one another four times in one season in one season.
The United Sprint Car Series, founded by Pete Walton in , is the oldest racing sanctioning body operating primarily in the Southeastern United States under the same ownership since its inception. Additionally, at least seven different drivers used Engler fuel injectors to win at least 60 percent of the USCS sprint car main events. That ran her career USCS win total to twenty-one. Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee.
Terry Gray finished in the number two spot in the National point standing during the season in the National title chase. He used Engler fuel injection exclusively to power his Wesmar power plants as well.
I was one of the first to switch to Engler injectors. Tim Engler and Engler Machine and Tool are still the best out there in fuel injection technology for our type of racing. Engler Machine and Tool offers a full line of fuel system products. The official company website is www. December 31, - Fayetteville, GA. During the season Walton guided the Fayetteville, Georgia-based cubic inch winged sprint car series through its 21st anniversary season of competition after founding the United Sprint Car Series in Walton again saw the USCS reach several milestones of its own in The series passed the event benchmark during the season and the aggressive and 21st season schedule saw the USCS post its rd event on its resume.
The series and first season saw it complete 11 events. As a former sprint car racer for sixteen years Walton made many long trips from Atlanta to the Midwest. Walton founded the USCS to bring sprint car racing closer to his home. He competed in the series on a regular basis until At that time, he hung up his helmet and has since seen the series he created have tremendous growth from events per season to over 50 events scheduled each year. And as far as our USCS sprint car drivers, I would put them up against any teams in the country on the race track.
We always invite them to just bring them on! For more series information and rules, visit www. Turpen won nine times in USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour competition to lead that statistic and finished third in the final National point standings although missing several events due to other commitments. As a team, Terry Gray Racing had another stellar season. Turpen also continued her series title run by also winning two of the USCS regional series titles.
Gray himself finished in the runner-up spot in the NTIONl title chase and finished behind eventual Champion Jordon Mallett from Greenbrier, Arkansas who captured his first series title after a season-long battle with Gray for the crown. As a complete USCS set of stats they teamed for forty top five and sixty-four top-ten finishes.
Terry Gray had eighteen top-five and thirty-two top-ten finishes in USCS competition during the racing season. The young sprint car driver made five visits to the www.
Mallett had 18 top five finishes in the regional series, while he used a record of perfect attendance during the twenty-six events to accumulate the most Championship points. Gray also had a solid season with 15 top five finishes and the results found him 24 times in the top ten. As a team owner Terry Gray faired even better, as his team-mate Morgan Turpen had a series leading eight wins in the Southern Thunder regional series and a third-place finish in the final standings of the series, even though missing several events.
She finished third in the National Championship chase as well after capturing the National title in and seasons. Tony Agin who is Ft. Agin improved on past season performances and garnered enough National Championship points along the way to finish in fifth place in the National point standings. The award goes annually to the driver who has earned the most Championship points in the regional series during their first season of competition prior to competing in 25 sprint car events.
Hunter had 6 top five and 13 top ten finishes in series competition during the season. The talented young gun would have possibly finished much higher after a third-place finish in in the National standings, but, a mid-season engine failure kept him out of competition for several weeks.
Auld has been a regulat with the series for more than a decade and mostly competed in the USCS Southern Thunder region events. For series rules and other info please visit www. Additionally, she claimed the title in two USCS regionals series. Turpen has 21 total USCS career feature wins including the nine this season. Hagar edged out Mallett with by two points for the runner-up spot.
The final point standings for the USCS Deep South regional series, where 90 drivers competed during the season, were even closer for the title. Morgan Turpen is on top of the final standings with points.
Jeff Willingham followed Gray with points and Floridian Tony Agin rounded out the regional series top five with points. Sixth place in the standings went to past series Champion, Derek Hagar followed by another past Champion, Marshall Skinner in seventh place. The event is expected to draw some of the top winged sprint car drivers from at least ten to twelve states seeking warmer climates for the earliest scheduled racing of the season.
Race teams and race fans, please stay tuned for the full details for each event coming over the next few weeks. The young sprint car driver made six visits to the www. Mallett had 24 top five finishes and a total of 34 top ten finishes while he used a record of perfect attendance during the forty events to accumulate the most Championship points.
Mallett finished the National title chase with National Championship points. Gray also had a solid season with 18 top five finishes and the results found him 32 times in the top ten. As a team owner he faired even better, as his team-mate Morgan Turpen had a series leading nine wins. In addition to her nine wins, the two-time and the defending series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee had 22 of her finishes in the top five and she had 32 top ten finishes to earn enough points with points to place her third in the final National point standings although she missed four events.
Agin improved on past season performances and garnered enough Championship points along the way to finish in fifth place in the National point standings. Thomas also finished in the top five in the USCS Southern Thunder Tour standings in fourth place after a string of top ten finishes and a perfect attendance record in that regional series.
The award goes annually to the driver who has earned the most Championship points during their first season of competition prior to competing in 25 sprint car events. Taylor had a couple of top five and seven top ten finishes. He had 13 top five and 14 top 10 finishes on the season as well.
In summary after 40 completed events: Those included Morgan Turpen, who led the series victory column with nine wins. Nine other drivers collected one feature win during the season including six-time winner Trey Starks from Puyallup, Washington who won on night one of the season finale at Bubba Raceway Park on November 10th and sprint car racing legend and 3-time World of Outlaws Champion Sammy Swindell from Germantown, Tennessee at Lexington Speedway.
Seven other drivers got their first USCS sprint car win in including: We have watched ther weather forecast for a week and it has stayed the same with increasing rain chances". At this late date, and having already rescheduled the event twice from its original race date of October 7th it will not be re-scheduled at Talladega Short Track for this same event in For updated USCS schedules , rules and other info please visit www. Smith was a surprise unannounced entry on Friday night when he finished a disappointing 21st.
He bested a stellar field of 35 entries on Saturday night with drivers from at least ten states entered. Maddox led the next group in sixth place. Maddox went to the pits and got another tire to return to action prior to the re-start at the tail-end of the field to charge back to sixth place.
The Butlerbuilt third heat checkers was claimed by Matt Kurtz. The fifth and final Pro Shocks heat race was won by young gun A. Trey Starks as previously mentioned earned the Wilwood Disc Brakes Hard Charger award after passing nine cars in the main event. Pro Shocks Heat 5 - 8 Laps 1. Mystery Dash - 6 Laps 1. B-Main 1 - 12 Laps 1. B-Main 2 - 12 Laps 1. Did not start A-Main: Mark Smith Butlerbuilt Thiird Heat: FMSA series vs www.
Kenny Brewer Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Starks won the final during the first annual event in The Washington state young gun had to best a 37 car field of entries from 10 states for th win. It was S10th and career 30th sprint car victory. Matt Kurtz also from Jacksonville, Florida rallied from a ninteenth place start to round out the top ten drivers.
The Schoenfeld third heat checkers was claimed by Johnny Gilbertson. Engler Machine and Tool heat 1 - 8 Laps 1. Late Models and the mighty Gladiators division.
The event expects to draw winged sprint car drivers from at least 10 states including most of the series feature winners.
Mallett is locked in a battle for this years ttile with Gray that looks to be going down to the wire. The year-old Turpen is expected to be the only female sprint car driverto compete and is the united Sprint Car Series wins leader with nine trips to the www. Turpen is an time USCS feature winner and the top ranked female sprint car driver in the country. A number of other top drivers from the Southeastern United States are entered including prelim night winner Danny Martin, Jr.
Martin stormed into the lead in the Championship final only to have a deflating left rear tire come apart and send him to the sidelines. After winning six-time in he will return to action this weekend with a sweep as his goal. In addition to Starks, the USCS regulars and Southeastern sprint car drivers will have two veteran sprint car driving greats to contend with. McCarl who is a six-time Knoxille IA track Champion and four-time Knoxville Nationals Champion will be looking to add to his plus career win total.
Both captured United Sprint Car Series feature wins in Another challenge for all of these drivers will be to beat track favorite 15 year-old Tyler Clem from Tampa, Florida who has won in three different type race cars at the track this season Sprint Car, Late Model and Modified.
A host of past Rookie of the Year drivers are entered. Also entered is another winner, year-old Brandon Taylor from Cumming, Georgia who is a recent www. The finish of the Flip 25 was inverted, or Flopped, for the second lap main event of the evening. Brandon Hanks of Burlison, TN rounded out the top ten. Moore went to the inside in turn one on lap three to power under Smith to take the lead, but that pass was negated by a caution flag when Brandon Taylor of Cumming, GA tagged the first turn guard rail.
Gray spun out of the sixth spot in turn one on the restart. That moved Hanks into the top ten for the next restart. Moore tried the inside again on lap five to get underneath Smith in turn one to take the lead, and when the lap was completed, it stuck this time. Hagar was able to make the same inside move on Smith in turn one on lap six to take over the second spot.
Moore and Hagar were running turns one and two on the bottom groove, and then went top shelf on the cushion in turns three and four. The third caution flag of the race slowed the field on lap ten when Nathan Brown of Marion, AR spun in turn one.
When the field went back to green, Moore and Hagar put on a show for the lead. Hagar took the lead on lap 12, and Moore took the lead back on lap Both drivers swapped grooves on both ends of the race track with Hagar inside and Moore outside in turns one and two, while it was Moore on the inside and Hagar on the outside in turns three and four.
On lap 20, it was Hagar powering around the outside of Moore to take the lead coming off the fourth turn.
Hagar would then lead the rest of the way to take the win, and then choose to take Flip Flop Challenge for the big money. Hagar would line up 22nd and last in the starting line-up for the Flop The field settled into a race pace until lap 11 when the caution flag came out for Webb who collected the leader Skinner, who kept going despite getting airborne in the contact with Webb. Hagar moved into the tenth spot on lap Dale Howard and Hanks got together on lap 16, and Senter was there to drive by both of them to take over the second spot.
Hanks recovered to remain in third, but Dale Howard lost several positions before he could get back up to full speed. Skinner looked like he had victory in sight with five laps to go, but things can change quickly in a Sprint Car race. Skinner slowed off the pace on lap 20, as Senter sailed past to take the lead.
Skinner would shut down his race car on lap 21 to light up caution bulb with a broken steering, possibly a result of his lap 11 encounter with Webb.
Senter was able to hold to his own in the last five laps of the race, but all eyes were on Hagar, who restarted in the fifth spot. Hagar got by Gray for the fourth spot, but that was all he had in his quest for the Flip Flop Bonus Money. Turpen Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Hagar Hero Graphics Fourth Heat: Greg Merritt, Nesbitt, MS. Joe Larkin, Suwanee, GA; 7. Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat 8 Laps: Lee Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL. Hero Graphics Fourth Heat 8 Laps: Waller Arlington, TN 5. Gatewood Caruthersville, MO Howard took the lead on lap 24 of the 25 lap A-Main event after flirting with disaster.
When Hanks got bogged down in heavy lapped traffic on lap 24, Howard went to the high groove, and Ainsworth dove for the inside in turn one. The lead trio was three-wide in turn two and hard racing caused contact being made by all three drivers.
Hanks was the meat in the Sprint Car sandwich, as Howard hooked him. Hanks spun to the top of the track, hit the outside concrete retaining wall, and flipped on his side to bring out the red flag. Howard pilled away from Ainsworth when the green flag came out, followed by the white flag, and then the checkered flag on the 25th tour. Marshall Skinner of Marion, AR passed Ainsworth for second in the green, white, checkered dash to the finish, and Ainsworth has to settle for third.
Amerson won the Brown and Miller Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race, and Carpenter won the Schoenfeld Headers third eight-lap heat race. Gates open at 3 p. Race fans are encouraged to arrive at the track early, as the USCS drivers will be in the main grandstand concession area from 3 p. Howard Schoenfeld Headers Third Heat: Kyle Amerson, Matthews, AL; 7. The 2nd A-Main will start fully inverted from the finish of the 1st A-Main. Speedway Late Models join the action on Saturday night.
The Race day phone number is Speedway information please visit www. Moss also won the eight-lap Engler Machine and Tool first heat race. Riggins was on the move, taking to the top shelf to pass Moss for the third spot on the opening lap and Witherspoon for second on lap two. Riggins was also looking to become the first driver to sweep the North-South Shootout for a second time, after pulling the feat in By lap five, Riggins had closed in on Gray to challenge for the lead, but the hopes of continuing the streak for Riggins came to a crashing end on lap seven.
Bob Auld of Largo, FL spun in front of the leaders in turn two. Neither driver was injured, but both race cars were done for the evening. Moss went right to work, going to the cushion on the high side of Cherokee Speedway to challenge Gray for the lead. The field was slowed for a second time on lap ten when Tanner Witherspoon spun in turn three. Gray was able to put a little distance between himself and Moss, while Stillwaggon moved up to battle McLain for fourth.
Stillwaggon went to the top shelf and passed McLain for the fourth spot on lap Gray began to encounter lapped traffic on lap 17 and Moss closed in to challenge for the point.
Moss could use his high side momentum to pull alongside Gray entering the turns, but the leader had his own momentum to stay out front coming off the corners. Moss got a big run on Gray coming off turn two on lap 23, pulled alongside entering turn three, and he took the lead on the high side coming off the fourth turn. Gray tried to make an inside pass through turns one and two on lap 24, but Moss pulled away to seal the deal.
Behind the battle for the lead, Stillwaggon was able to pass Terry Witherspoon for third on lap After taking the lead from early race pacesetter Lance Moss of Cherryville, NC on lap seven, Riggins packed his bags, turned in the key and checked out on the field leaving only the top four drivers on the lead lap when the checkered flag fell. Riggins showed that when a man needs the money, he races hard.
I love racing here at my home track Carolina Speedway, and I want say to thanks the fans for their support. Riggins swept the North-South event in , and will try to become the first driver to sweep it twice in USCS history. Riggins went under the checkered flag with a full straightaway lead over Robbie Stillwagon of Burlington, NJ, and Moss ended up taking the third spot.
Moss took the lead followed by Jones, who started on the outside of the front row. The caution flag came out on lap one when Smith slowed in turn four with a mechanical issue and Hunter spun to avoid making contact with Smith. That necessitated a complete restart.
On the next green flag, Jones got sideways on the inside of turn one and that caused a chain reaction back through the pack that collected Auld and Bronzie Lawson IV of Southern Pines, NC. The second complete restart was a good one with Moss taking the lead with Jones in second, and Riggins hustling up from his sixth starting spot into third.
Riggins made quick work of Jones on lap two to move up the second spot, and Stillwagon dropped Jones to fourth on lap three. Riggins was all over Moss to challenge for the lead on lap five, and on lap six tried to get a run on the outside coming off the second turn. Moss moved up and Riggins had to get out of the throttle, as he ran out real estate. The Carolina Kid reloaded the guns on his 47 machine to take another shot at Moss on lap seven.
Riggins threw a textbook slide job maneuver through turns one and two on lap seven to take the lead. Once in the lead, Riggins then pulled away from the field. Riggins stay up on the cushion of clay on the high side of the race track, and he could power around lapped cars with ease.
The only thing that slowed him down was a lap 16 caution flag for a four-car tangle on the front straightaway. All drivers were O. Once the field went back to green flag action, Stillwagon got to the inside of Moss and passed him for the second spot coming off the fourth turn on lap By lap 20, Riggins had a full straightaway lead on Stillwagon, and maintained that advantage for the last ten laps of the race.
South Shootout Round 1. The event is the 34th of the season for the USCS winged sprint car division during its 21st season of competition. All five other divisions will also contest a full program of qualifying races and main events.
South Shootout event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as Ohio, New Jersey, Florida and Arkansas.
The following year the event was rained out. The version was won by Iowan Terry McCall. South Shootout at Cherokee Speedway. The Carolina Kid led wire-to-wire from his outside front row starting spot to park his Apha Canvas 47 in the www. Riggins held as much as a half straightaway lead during the race, but in the closing laps, the race leader encountered heavy lapped traffic, and the defending and two-time USCS National Champion Morgan Turpen of Cordova, TN closed in to challenge for the lead.
Bo Barber of Clarksville, TN rounded out the top ten. Willingham won the Brown and Martin Racing Solutions second eight-lap heat race. Riggins took the lead from his outside front row starting spot at the start of the race followed by Schmidt, Mallett, Turpen, and McLain.
Turpen went to the inside groove to drive Mallett coming off the fourth turn of the opening lap to take over the third spot. While Riggins began to pull away, Turpen closed in on Schmidt to challenge for the second spot by lap five. Turpen was able to get an inside run on Schmidt coming off the second turn on lap nine, and scooted by to take over the second position. By this time, Riggins had opened up a half straightaway lead on the field. With ten laps to go, Riggins moved up on a tight three-car battle for sixth among McLain, Thomas, and Willingham.
While Riggins slowed his fast pace as the race leader to carefully and methodically find a way to put the three cars in front of him a lap down, Turpen charged to the rear nerf bar of Riggins sprint car to challenge for the lead on lap Riggins just kept covering the bottom groove of Dixie Speedway, and Turpen had no other groove available to successfully make a pass for the lead.
The event is expected to draw sprint car drivers from seven to nine states and awards National, Mid-South regional series and Southern regional series points.
Mallett has six visits to the www. Twenty-four-year old female sprint car racer Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee is the series defending Champion. She is also the USCS wins leader. Turpen has nine victories. She is also the event Champion at Dixie Speedway. Gates will open at 5 PM, with racing beginning at 7 PM. For information or to view the schedule of events at Dixie Speedway please visit www. For rules and other info for the USCS sprint car division please visit www.
Mallett took the lead from the time USCS National Champion Gray on lap four and led until a lap 12 restart when Riggins took the lead, but Mallett got his mount wound up and grabbed the lead back on lap Riggins stayed close the rest of the way, but Mallett pulled away in the closing laps to seal the deal for his sixth USCS win of the season.
Then on the restart, the car stumbled once again and Eric took the lead away from us. But once we got our momentum going on the high side, and we got by to take the win. Mallett went to the high groove to challenge Gray for the lead early and often, but the time USCS National Champion was able to slide up in front of Mallett to protect the lead. Coming off turn two on lap four, Mallett got a good bite coming off the cushion and pulled alongside Gray down the backstretch.
The lead duo raced side-by-side through turns three and four with Mallett taking the lead coming off the fourth turn. Once out in front, Mallett started to pull away from Gray keeping his momentum going on the high side.
Behind the leaders, Turpen and Oliver battled for the fourth position. Oliver jumped the cushion on the high side of turn three on the seventh lap and hit the wall. He was able to continue, but Taylor got by to take over the fifth spot.
The leaders were in heavy lapped traffic by lap nine. Mallett had almost a full straightaway on Gray, when trouble unfolded in front of the second place driver. Tony Agin of Fort Myers, FL was running tenth and had just gone a lap down to the leader when he flipped in turn three and landed on his wheels. Both cars were done for the night, and neither driver was injured. Riggins dove for the inside to throw a slide job on Mallett for the restart, and made it stick to take the lead.
Mallett once again set up shop on the top shelf of the race track, and used the good bite off turn two to retake the lead on lap Riggins stayed within a few car-lengths of Mallett until the leader made some key moves in lapped traffic to seal the deal with five laps to go. Engler Machine and Too Heat 1 - 8 Laps 1. Two-time and defending series Champion, Morgan Turpen from Cordova, TN ranks third in the standings and leads the series in feature wins with a total of nine.
Brian Thomas from Pendergrass, GA is seventh. The series last scheduled visited to Lavonia Speedway was on May 6th of this season, but, the event was rained-out. The four-tenths-mile clay oval track was on the original USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour schedule in and the series has aced there at least once most seasons since then.
Turpen repeated her mastery of the East Tennessee oval on April 28th of this season. The series originally had an event at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, North Carolina on its schedule for Labor Day Monday, but, that event has been recently removed from the schedule. They also have a Facebook presence at I75 Raceway. Swindell was so happy about the win after dominating the race he stayed awhile in Victory Lane.
Swindell spent the majority of the race in heavy lapped traffic. It was his career second United Sprint Car Series victory. A packed house showed their appreciation of Swindell, who began his career at West Tennessee tracks as a young teenager back in the s, following in the footsteps of his father Sam Swindell.
As the crowd gathered around Victory Lane, Swindell took the time to thank them for coming, got reflective, and then did something not many expected.
Raines Acme Graphics Special. Swindell stayed until everyone got an opportunity for an autograph or a photo op that wanted one. At the drop of the green flag to start the race, Swindell took the lead with Hagar following from his outside front row starting spot in second, and Crawley hustling up from his sixth starting spot to take third.
Crawley got by Hagar for second on lap two, but Swindell was beginning to pull away. By lap four, Swindell caught the cars on the tail of the lead lap. The top five cars of Swindell, Crawley, Hagar, Howard and Webb remained the same for the first half of the race, with Swindell opening up a full straightaway lead over Crawley at one point.
But while the leader tried to weave his way through lapped traffic, Crawley and Hagar closed in. The red flag came out on lap 16 when Don Warren of Clarksville, TN spun in turn four, clipped the inside berm of the race track and tipped over on his side.
Warren was not injured. During the red flag period, Hagar went to the pits and was out for the evening with a broken torque tube. Swindell took the checkered flag with almost a full straightaway advantage over Crawley, Dale Howard, Turpen and Webb. The top three cars came off the fourth turn to the checkered flag in three abreast formation bringing the packed house to their feet! Turner led the majority of the race with Cooper trying to challenge on the outside.
Cooper hit the backstretch wall several times with his right-side wheels spraying a shower of sparks. Late Model and Stock Car racing fill an action-packed racing card each night as well. Hagar Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Swindell will be at the wheel of A. He will be competing against some of the top sprint car drivers in the country in the USCS, all who want to be first to the www. Racing action kicks off at 7: Taylor took the lead from Bobby Zaiontz of Columbus, MS on lap 12, and led the final four laps of the event.
Alex Lyles of Arlington, TN was eighth. Jones took the lead at the start of the race followed by third starting Zaiontz, Taylor, who started on the outside of the front row, Morrell and Parrish. Jones smacked the wall exiting turn four on lap six while leading the race to bring out the first of two caution flags in the race.
There was too much damage to his mount to return to the race. Taylor stayed with Zaiontz until lap 12 when Taylor was able to race under the two-time Champand grab the lead. Just when the seventeen-year-old Taylor could begin to taste the fruits of victory, the caution flag came out on lap 14 when McNulty stalled on the front straightaway. Taylor was able to stay out front in the green, white, checkered sequence of laps to the end of the race.
Linder Butlerbuilt Third Heat: Hagar started on the outside of the front row, and after a side-by-side battle on the opening tour with USCS point leader Jordon Mallett of Greenbrier, AR, took the lead coming off the fourth turn on the high side. We could go where ever we needed to go to get around the lapped cars. Riggins rallied to finish seventh 30 laps later.
Bob Auld of Largo, FL brought out the first of four caution flags on lap six with a spin in turn four. When the field went back to green flag action, Hagar pulled away from Mallett, while Gray went to the inside to challenge his teammate Turpen for the fourth spot. Gray was able drive underneath Turpen coming off the fourth turn on lap seven. By lap ten, Hagar began to encounter the cars on the tail of the lead lap with a half-straightaway lead on Mallett.
The lead was erased on lap 11 when Don Warren of Clarksville, TN spun in turn two to light up the caution bulb. When the field went back to green flag action, Taylor stepped to the outside and passed Sams for sixth. Turpen led a three-car battle for fifth with Taylor, Sams and McElhannon.
McLain lost his right side header in turn two on lap 14 to bring out the caution flag, but not before it was run over by Jeff Oliver of Pendergrass, GA. Both cars were done for the evening. McElhannon was able to drive under Taylor for the sixth spot coming off the fourth turn on lap The final caution flag came out on lap 17 when Linder stalled on the front straightaway while running third, and he was out for the evening.
McElhannon got by Taylor on the restart, while Hagar pulled away from Mallett, and Gray challenged him for the second spot. Hagar got into lapped traffic on lap 21 with almost a full straightaway lead on Mallett. Gray was able to get by Mallett for second on lap Zaiontz took the lead at the start of the race from his outside front row starting spot followed by Taylor, Jones, Morrell, and McNulty.
Analyst Geoffrey Gorer described dating as an American idiosyncrasy focusing on youth of college age and expressed in activities such as American proms. In contrast German speaking countries and the longstanding musical tradition there provided ample opportunity of persons of varying ages enjoying social dances, such as the Vienna Opera Ball and other occasions.
The German term of Stelldichein as translated by Joachim Heinrich Campes is used to signify dating when the age of consent to marriage was relatively high. German traditions to signify lovers who met in hiding were described with terms like Fensterln windowing or Kiltgang dawn stroll used in Bavaria and Switzerland.
Today, most German couples in long-term relationships get to know each other through mutual friends, at work or while going out at night; the first few months of dating often involve sexual intercourse, but are still rather casual and do not imply a serious wish to get married. Italians maintain a conservative approach to dating.
Also, inviting friends or relatives during a date is not uncommon. More modern approaches such as blind dates, speed dating and dating websites are not as popular as abroad, and are not considered very effective by the majority of the population.
However, social network members outnumber the European average,  and they may use Facebook for dating purposes too. One report suggested Spanish women were the "greatest flirts", based on an unofficial study by a dating website which ranked countries based on initiations of contact.
In North Africa like in many parts of the Middle East, sex without marriage is considered unacceptable. Dating in North Africa is predominantly done under family supervision, usually in a public place. People of different sexes are not allowed to "mix freely" in public. Clerics run officially sanctioned internet dating agencies with strict rules.
In Israel, in the secular community, dating is very common amongst both heterosexual and homosexual couples. However, because of the religious community, there are some religious exceptions to the dating process. In the Haredi and Chasidic communities Ultra-Orthodox Judaism most couples are paired through a matchmaker.
In this arranged marriage system, young adults meet a couple times under the supervision of their parents, and after they meet, the two are asked whether they will agree to be married. Furthermore, in terms of marriage , because the state religion is essentially Orthodox-Judaism, Conservative and Reform Liberal denominations of Judaism Jews cannot get married through a Conservative or Reform Rabbi without the approval of the State's Orthodox Head Rabbi.
There are similar problems in Israel for people of different denominations of other religions as well. Essentially, if you live in Israel, and the head of your religion doesn't want you to get married, you can't get religiously married. Because people of two different religions or people of the same sex cannot get married in Israel, people in these situations oftentimes have to go overseas to get married since Israel does recognize overseas marriages.
One report suggests the Lebanese dating game is hampered by "the weight of family demands upon individual choice" and that there were difficulties, particularly for people seeking to marry across religious lines, such as a Christian seeking to marry a Muslim. The Saudi Gazette quoted a Wikipedia article on domestic violence , suggesting it was an issue for Saudis, including abusive behavior while dating by one or both partners. In many cultures around the world, dating is a serious family matter, which is based on its culture and social values.
Parents in said cultures believe in arranged marriage, or at least make sure that their children get married at a certain age. However, in the United States, independency plays an important role in how singles value and date others. In America, dating is mostly a personal decision rather than based off the influence of parents. Middle class tend to prioritize other things that are more important to them, such as get a college degree, a job, and then date their future spouse to settle down.
Before the internet era, some Americans would meet their prospective husband or wife in college, through friends, at work, etc. But now is very popular that singles are trying to meet people on websites and from cell phone applications. Dating people online can create other social issues.
For example, some individuals might get in the illusion that there are so many singles looking for your mate, therefore some can get into a bad habit of constantly meet new people, but do not want to get in a meaningful relationship and they may spend years dating looking for a perfect mate when in reality that does not exist.
Meeting people from social sites might isolate us even more due to lack of communication face to face with friends and interact with new people on public places. One report suggested the United States as well as other western-oriented countries were different from the rest of the world because "love is the reason for mating," as opposed to marriages being arranged to cement economic and class ties between families and promote political stability.
British writer Kira Cochrane, after moving to the U. By waiting and waiting and waiting to commit to someone, our capacity for love shrinks and withers. This doesn't mean that women or men should marry the first reasonable person to come along, or someone with whom they are not in love. But we should, at a much earlier age than we do now, take a serious attitude toward dating and begin preparing ourselves to settle down.
For it's in the act of taking up the roles we've been taught to avoid or postpone——wife, husband, mother, father——that we build our identities, expand our lives, and achieve the fullness of character we desire. Journalist Emily Witt in wrote that while "social mores had changed to accept a wider range of sexual practices", there was still much "loneliness and anxiety".
There is evidence that couples differ in the pace and timing with which they initiate sex in their relationships. Teenagers and college-aged students tend to avoid the more formal activity of dating, and prefer casual no-strings-attached experiments sometimes described as hookups.
It permits young women to "go out and fit into the social scene, get attention from young men, and learn about sexuality", according to one report by sociologists.
Muslims living in the United States can choose whether to use traditional Islamic methods, or date American-style; Muslims choosing to stick to Islamic tradition can "only marry another Muslim", according to one Malaysian account.
Mosques have been known to try to bring people together——one in California has a dating service for Muslims. In Australia, men typically ask out women for dates by text messaging. In Brazil there's a longer time interval before children move out of the house, which affects dating. A report in Psychology Today found that homosexual men were attracted to men in their late teens and early twenties and didn't care much about the status of a prospective partner; rather, physical attractiveness was the key.
In India , transgender individuals and eunuchs have used Internet dating to help them find partners, but there continue to be strong societal pressures which marginalize these groups.
People can meet other people on their own or the get-together can be arranged by someone else. Matchmaking is an art based entirely on hunches, since it is impossible to predict with certainty whether two people will like each other or not. Friends remain an extremely common way for people to meet  However, the Internet promises to overtake friends in the future, if present trends continue.
In The Guardian , British writer Hannah Pool was cynical about being set up on a blind date; she was told "basically he's you but in a male form" by the mutual friend. Parents, via their contacts with associates or neighbors or friends, can introduce their children to each other. In India , parents often place matrimonial ads in newspapers or online, and may post the resumes of the prospective bride or groom.
Dating systems can be systematic and organized ways to improve matchmaking by using rules or technology. The meeting can be in-person or live as well as separated by time or space such as by telephone or email or chat-based. The purpose of the meeting is for the two persons to decide whether to go on a date in the future. Speed dating is a fast and comfortable way to meet people.
It helps enlarge my social contacts. I don't care if I can't find a girlfriend there. I just want to try my luck, and if she is there, then that will be a big bonus. Very attractive translates as big-headed Average build means a bit paunchy The picture is always taken from the best, most flattering angle Black and white photos mean I am pretentious or I've something to hide Anyone who writes in text speak or says I heart instead of I like should be avoided Ditto for people whose interests include feet.
The deception got worse. When he met his date who he had befriended online who he dubbed Facebook Guy for the first time, he wrote:. Facebook guy arrived on time. Facially, he looked the same as his picture. And his arms were as "worked out" as he promised.
But he was lacking in the leg department. Facebook Guy had failed to mention that he had no legs. Computer dating systems of the later 20th century, especially popular in the s and s, before the rise of sophisticated phone and computer systems, gave customers forms that they filled out with important tolerances and preferences, which were "matched by computer" to determine "compatibility" of the two customers.
The history of dating systems is closely tied to the history of technologies that support them, although a statistics-based dating service that used data from forms filled out by customers opened in Newark, New Jersey in Patterson's business model was not fully legal, however.
He was charged with fraud on several occasions for selling lists of the women who signed up for his service to men who were looking for prostitutes. Online dating services are becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide. They charge a fee to enable a user to post a profile of himself or herself, perhaps using video or still images as well as descriptive data and personal preferences for dating, such as age range, hobbies, and so forth.
However new entrants continue to emerge. An earlier report suggested that online dating businesses were thriving financially, with growth in members, service offerings, membership fees and with many users renewing their accounts, although the overall share of Internet traffic using online dating services in the U.
Pew Research , based on a survey of 3, adults, estimated that three million Americans had entered into long-term relationships or marriage as a result of meeting on a dating web site. Internet "QQ" chat rooms. This type of dating approach, cheaper than traditional websites and agencies, is gaining ground in China.
Mystery Date is a board game from the Milton Bradley Company , originally released in and reissued in , , and in , whose object is to be ready for a date by acquiring three matching color-coded cards to assemble an outfit. The outfit must then match the outfit of the date at the "mystery door". If the player's outfit does not match the date behind the door, the door is closed and play continues.
The game has been mentioned, featured, or parodied in several popular films and television shows. Numerous television reality and game shows , past and current, address dating. These are described more fully here and in the related article on " reality game shows " that often include or motivate romantic episodes between players.
Another category of dating-oriented reality TV shows involves matchmaking , such as Millionaire Matchmaker and Tough Love. Dating can happen for people in most age groups with the possible exception of children. Teenagers and tweens have been described as dating; according to the CDC , three-quarters of eighth and ninth graders in the United States described themselves as "dating", although it is unclear what is exactly meant by this term. Young persons are exposed to many in their high schools or secondary schools or college or universities.
People over thirty, lacking the recency of a college experience, have better luck online finding partners. While people tend to date others close to their own age, it's possible for older men to date younger women.
In many countries, the older-man-younger-woman arrangement is seen as permissible, sometimes with benefits. It's looked on more positively in the U. Research shows that successful men are, on average, older than their spouses by 12 years; exceptional men, by 17 years; and Nobel laureates, well, they can be 54 years older than their mates. Why date now when your ideal wives are still in kindergarten!
A notable example of the older-woman-younger-man is Demi Moore pairing with years-her-junior Ashton Kutcher. Older women in such relations have recently been described as "cougars", and formerly such relationships were often kept secret or discreet, but there is a report that such relationships are becoming more accepted and increasing. Since divorce is increasing in many areas, sometimes celebrated with " divorce parties ",  there is dating advice for the freshly divorced as well, which includes not talking about your ex or your divorce, but focusing on "activities that bring joy to your life.
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If you are rejected or ignored, remember that it is not about you. Don't focus on one person Using the Internet as a means of connecting to others.
Online or off, couples still have to click". New Berkeley research shows that online daters like each other more before they actually meet in person—it's that first face-to-face where things slide downhill, and average daters report disappointment across the board, let down on everything from looks to personality.
From traditional to cutting-edge, Carlene Thomas-Bailey introduces a handful of ways to meet your match". Blind dates, classified ads, dating websites, hobbies, holidays, office romance, social networking, speed dating In fact, the smarter you are, the more clueless you will be, and the more problems you're going to have in your dating life. Here were smart, funny, good-looking guys surrounded by single women who were dying to be asked out — and not a whole lot was happening.
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Too many one-off dates that go nowhere can leave the best of us ready to hang up the little black dress in exchange for a pair of pjs and a pint of you know what. First of all, my recommendation is to be ready and to be authentic.
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