The Disco Biscuits sunk into night two of their three night stand at the famed Tabernacle venue in Atlanta, GA last night. It was a scorcher from the get-go, with “Mindless Dribble” stepping right up to the plate and into “Shem Ra Boo.” The play continued with an unforgettable “Nughuffer” extended jam, that featured “Tempest” and “Great Abyss” fake outs and into an inverted version of “Mulberry’s Dream” before bringing “Nughuffer” back for the home run. The first set was a dream, and the second set continued the fire.The second set was an enormous “Caterpillar” sandwich, with “Spacebirdmatingcall”, “Safety Dance”, and “Air Song” as the ingredients, and “Svenghali” to dress it up. The encore brought the happy ending with “Home Again”, as fans could rest assured that they had another night of Biscuits ahead of them.Check out a full video from the band, below.The Disco Biscuits | The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA | 12/30/16:I: Mindless Dribble-> Shem Ra Boo, ¿Donde?, Nughuffer (w/ Tempest & Great Abyss fake outs)-> Mulberry’s Dream (inverted)-> NughufferII: Caterpillar-> Spacebirdmatingcall, Safety Dance, Resurrection-> Air Song-> Caterpillar, SvenghaliE: Home Again[Cover Photo by Dave Vann]
High school students make an impression during virtual reality internshipGraduation season is in full swing and soon the class of 2018 will be venturing into the real world. But a select group of high school seniors recently took a detour into the world of virtual reality as part of a unique internship program with Dell’s product engineering team, and I had the honor of joining them for part of the journey.My interest in this program is twofold. First, I’m a father, and I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of investing in our youth. Second, I am passionate about encouraging young people in under-represented communities to get excited about and involved in STEM education. I’m active with the local chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and serve the executive sponsor at Dell for the national NSBE organization. This has allowed me to contribute to the development of a diverse workplace and to give back to the community by encouraging the next generation of engineers.A New Kind of ProgramInternships are nothing new at Dell – we work with university undergraduate and graduate students all the time – but a recent challenge from our leadership to get more involved in STEM initiatives led my team to propose a program for high school students in the Pflugerville Independent School District, located near the Dell campus in Austin. We had no idea what to expect from a group of younger students, but their hard work and creative thinking literally blew us away (pun intended – read on to see why).In all, 13 students took part in the paid program, meeting several days a week for six weeks with our engineers to create a virtual reality experience. The project sounds simple, but was actually quite complex: create a virtual world and have it generate real-world stimuli. In this case, the students designed a virtual room in which there is a fan. When you turn on the fan in the virtual room, it signals a real fan to blow air on you. The interns were divided into teams, with some working on hardware, others on art and graphics, and others on virtual reality programming.Team Phoenix for the Win!I had the honor of observing the teams as they presented their final projects to a group of Dell leaders earlier this month. While we are so proud of the fantastic work the three teams accomplished, Team Phoenix won first place by creating a project that clearly stood out from the rest. All three teams used Dell Visor VR headsets, Dell G5 Gaming laptops and a third-party microcontroller as the basis of their solution. The judging panel noted that Team Phoenix took things to the next level by incorporating other stimuli such as hot and cold air, as well as a clever use of animations within the virtual world that they created. The result was visually stimulating and scored high on all of the criteria (difficulty, creativity, artistry and final presentation). Each member of Team Phoenix received a Dell G5 Gaming laptop, but they were all winners in my book! Scroll down to hear what some of them had to say about the experience.Special thanks to Sonny Quintanilla and the Dell Client Product Group – Software Engineering organization for guiding the students throughout the process, and to the Pflugerville ISD teachers and staff who partnered with us on this venture. And my sincerest congratulations to the winners and all the Pflugerville ISD students who participated. You all are leaps and bounds ahead of me at that age…and I thought I was pretty advanced! I know your parents and teachers are proud. As you graduate and contemplate your future in the real world, I hope you will seriously consider a career in science, technology, engineering or math. Whatever you choose, your future is bound to be bright.In Their Own Words…“It really helped that we were able to all work together despite what our backgrounds were.”-Liandra Niyah“I want to thank everyone who made this internship possible because I guarantee you this has been some of the best six weeks of my life. I loved working at Dell; it’s an amazing place.”-Heather Brown“I was always curious about virtual reality and had never experienced it before until this point. My first experience with VR was at Dell during a field trip, and I fell in love with it instantly. It was just such an immersive experience.”-Roger Ellis“Just to talk about how much this internship has fired me up, I’ve already started my own project. I’m so proud of my team and what we were able to achieve considering none of us really had any background in what we worked on.”-Danny Link“I feel like all of our interests were piqued throughout the internship.”-Carter Doan“Communication was really important in our success. At first we didn’t know each other, so we were working separately even though we were a team, and we didn’t realize the importance of communication and teamwork.”-Nate Mekuria
By Marcos Ommati/Diálogo July 25, 2016 U.S. Army, South participated in a workshop held in Asunción, Paraguay, between June 21st and 24th as part of an exchange program between Paraguayan and U.S. high-level non-commissioned officers. Diálogo took the opportunity to talk with General Oscar Luis González, commander of the Paraguayan Army, who spoke to participants at the Joint Training Center for Peacekeeping Operations, where he presided over the activities together with U.S. Army Colonel Barbara Fick, liaison officer at the Office of Security Cooperation within the U.S. Embassy in the country.Diálogo: What is the main challenge of the present commanderof the Paraguayan Army?General Óscar Luis González, Commander of the Paraguayan Army: I think it is very difficult to determine what the main challenge is. I need to say that I am convinced that the institution really consists of its human elements. Starting with that premise, we can point to the qualifications of the personnel—their training, education and well-being. All of these things go hand-in-hand. You cannot have trained personnel if they are not educated. And you can’t have those things if personnel don’t also have the comfortable living conditions that military personnel deserve. In that sense, we must classify the non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and officers by hierarchies. Each hierarchy has its own nature, its own characteristics, and also its own inconveniences. We are putting a great deal of importance on NCOs because we believe that this level undergoes, in a way, some particular difficulties due to that same hierarchy they’re in. They need us to be more attentive to the NCO hierarchy, at least here in Paraguay.Diálogo: And that’s the reason for this workshop, right?Gen. González: Of course. A few months ago, I spoke in these same terms with Major General Clarence Chinn of U.S. Army, South, and he took this on almost as a personal challenge. He was very sensitive to my statements. So now we have sergeant majors from the U.S. Army here, which is not something easy to arrange, and I am sure that this very broad meeting will be fruitful.Diálogo: Is it necessary to have a more profound change of mentality, not onlyamong the sergeant majors, the other sergeants, the corporals, the soldiers,but also among other officers, so that this NCO professionalization project canbe successful?Gen. González: Of course. Yes, we have to change the officers’ mentality, mainly, and among the officers, most specifically that of the commanders. In reality, in the Paraguayan Army, there has always been a good relationship among officers and NCOs. It is also something that defines our nationality, since the Paraguayan nation is quite homogeneous. We really don’t have any differences among us other than economic conditions. Social and cultural conditions are very homogeneous among our population. And this fact is reflected in the Armed Forces. Thus, the Paraguayan officer does not discriminate against the NCO beyond the difference in rank. This is because of the discipline and the verticality that should exist in any army, and which must be maintained. But in this sense, and as a starting point, we have that advantage. From here on, we have to continue working so that the officer really has this concept in mind, which I am always trying to foster in our officers. The first responsibility of the officer is to care for the personnel under his command. That is really the point of reference for the officer. And those under his command are the NCOs and the soldiers, especially the soldiers. From there, the main concern should be their education, training, and well-being. If the officer understands this, I believe that he will fulfill his mission, and I believe that everything will go much better. I am convinced that we still have much to work on.Diálogo: During your conversations with General Chinn of U.S. Army South, did you talk about other topics, such as the exchange of intelligence and joint exercises?Gen. González: Yes, we spoke of exchanging intelligence and about training courses in peacekeeping operations in other operations as well. Considering the challenges that moving military people from one country to another entails, we are developing as best as we can. It is not so easy for U.S. personnel to come to Paraguay or for Paraguayans to go to the United States. There is always a budget issue and also problems in managing the trip, but we are alright. We have come quite far in putting into practice the matters that we discussed with General Chinn, and getting the decisive participation of the Office of SecurityCooperation, headed by Col. Barbara Fick and her staff, because she always mentions them. Without their participation, this would be very difficult, if not impossible.Diálogo: What is needed for Paraguay to have an increased exchange of information in military intelligence, more specifically, among the armies of the region and the United States?Gen González: We are making a big effort. I think we need to let time pass. It is a matter of processes, because we have very good relations with the armies of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. We also have good relations with the U.S. Army. We are totally open to exchanges. Moreover, we already exchange information. You can’t imagine the fluid and friendly relations we have with the U.S. Office of Security Cooperation. They can come to me whenever they want. Also, in this sense, the exchange of intelligence is very fluid in my opinion. Of course, there is always more to do…Diálogo: You mentioned peacekeeping operations, and we are in a peacekeeping school that is regionally recognized as one of the best of its kind. Could you speak a little more about the participation of the Paraguayan Army in peacekeeping missions around the world?Gen. González: Yes, we have peace keeping contingents and teams of observers in several countries. The Center for Peacekeeping Operations here in Paraguay, as you have already mentioned, has well-earned prestige. Officials come here from other nations for training; they also come to visit, and they always praise the center’s capabilities in terms of its courses forcontingents, for observers, its logistics courses, and the multiple courses offered for war correspondents. Not only is the center admired by other countries, but I, myself, as commander of the Army have great admiration for CECOPAZ. A father is not obligated to admire his son, but in this case, why not?Diálogo: Does the Paraguayan Army work in operationsagainst drug trafficking?Gen. González: By law, under the Constitution, the Army has no direct participation in the struggle. We are not involved directly in that mission. But we support that type of operations with vehicles. There is even Military support for training for the National Secretariat against Drugs (SENAD for its Spanish acronym). We support the SENAD, but the direct participation of the Armed Forces as a whole is not permitted by law.Diálogo: And in terms of humanitarian aid, even in other countries, whatparticipation does the Paraguayan Army have in these activities?Gen. González: We are convinced that the Army has an absolute responsibility, moreover, the obligation, to help the population, not only in cases of natural disasters, but in the case of anytrue catastrophe. We help the civilian population with its needs. When there are floods – we have the Paraguay River and the Paraná River – we support however we can. We provide support with our scarce resources, we support with our personnel. Because the quality of the Paraguayan soldier is very high, generally speaking, and he relates easily to the population because we are part of the population. And we are dedicated to this. But it doesn’t matter if there is no disaster. It is enough to have a needy population that requires medical assistance. We pick up what we have and we help them with medical or dental assistance. And in this case, I have to speak exclusively of the military forces, because the Joint Staff carries out a very large operation called Ñepohano in the Guarani language, which in English means “to cure, to provide health care.” The operation is quite large. It is performed periodically in the neediest communities in the country. Although the Army has few resources, our units throughout the territory also provide medical assistance. Recently, we supported a case in the remote community of San Alfredo, practically on the border with Bolivia, some 800 kilometers (497 miles) from Asunción, on the other side of the Chaco, across a very poor road. The Fifth Infantry division, which is the major unit located there, made a huge effort and members provided medical care to the local population, which is also indigenous. We are convinced that we must help, and we always do so, even in spite of our resources. All of the military units of the Army know that we do not have to seek authorization to help people. They provide assistance first, and then report it.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Robin ReminesIt was estimated that millions of credit union applications were (are?) running on Windows 2003 server and that thousands of credit unions are still dependent on this platform for at least one critical business application. Are you one of them? If so, the clock is ticking! In mid-July, Microsoft will end support for Windows 2003 Server. Our post today is about how innovative CU CIOs are taking advantage of the EOL date and making the move to the cloud.So what are credit union’s supposed to do? Leading credit union CIO’s are taking advantage of this situation to migrate to the cloud – completely reinventing their credit union infrastructure by eliminating old technology and implementing managed/hosted services.There is a talk in the market that death of Windows 2003 will create a huge demand for cloud servers which is true to a great extent. It is a fact that many CIOs are considering cloud computing as a viable option and see it as their top most priority in the current scenario. All the CIOs are very well aware that monthly fee takes care of everything as far as cloud computing is considered and even helps the business to take off the ground and grow quickly. continue reading »
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Melina Palmer Why do people say one thing and do another? What really drives behavior? How does the brain actually work – and how can we best communicate with it? What does that … Web: www.thebrainybusiness.com Details Some of the best inventions and innovations are the things we all look at and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Sometimes they are so obvious it seems the inventors should feel guilty for making money off the idea. But isn’t that what makes them great?My favorite little innovation I learned about recently was from Japanese designers that created nameless paints to help kids learn about colors. Instead of the tube saying the word “green” it is a blue circle plus a yellow circle. This helps with the concept of how colors are formed – genius! And, this brought some innovation to a category I would have considered to be basically at the end of its life cycle. I mean, who thought paint tubes were ripe for innovation?Yes, sometimes innovative ideas are gigantically different than what is already in the marketplace. However, I think small changes are what help our brands, industries, and lives evolve over time. You can either be ahead of that change by taking small steps at your credit union each day – or you can get behind by always looking for the giant leap (and never taking a step).I was recently at a conference on product management and innovation, where a speaker from an online travel site was going over the benefits of testing everything. And I do mean everything. He talked about how when he started there, the company had been experiencing a 40% decline in sales for the last two years in a row (yikes). He came in, started testing everything (website, emails, digital ads, etc.) and after being there for two years they are up 25% from the level they were at before the decline (wow).I don’t know about you, but I think that guy has some serious job security.What made his strategy work?First – he was testing absolutely everything. And these were small items. For example, what if we change the subject line of an email? Or what if this button is red instead of blue? Or what if the button is 10% bigger? Or what if this is a link and not a button? Regular testing on as much as you can is key.Second – you need to evaluate the data that comes in. When you send out three versions of an email to see what makes the most sense on a button, you should see which one worked better and implement that in future versions. Don’t wait for perfection and don’t just go with your gut instinct. Dig into the data to see what matters to the end user and what doesn’t.Third – report on what you find. He and his team have a standard sheet they fill out after every test. And they do thousands of tests a year. When you get it set up as a standard, the one sheet is easy to fill out, and it helps to look back and show the successes of your efforts (within your department and around the organization). The main item here is to determine how much each improved action is worth to your credit union. What is a click worth? How many more clicks did you generate? What value is that creating for the credit union?The most important thing is to focus on moving forward – even if it is one centimeter at a time. Sure, the giant leaps are great, but sometimes the tortoise really does win the race.
The school is preparing to follow new guidelines regarding social distancing and PPE. “Luckily, the Governor’s office had released the approval for us to be able to reopen, but the state Education Department also had to vet some of the approvals along with DOH, so those just came through on the weekend,” said Director of Children’s Unit for Treatment and Evaluation Rachel Cavalari. Ready to keep students and staff both healthy and safe, physically and emotionally. VESTAL (WBNG) — While it’s still uncertain if students will be returning to school in the fall, some programs were given the green light for the summer. “If you have a child who needs that level of support who then is, even though we’re offering virtual services, is removed from the intensity that they’re used to receiving, it’s going to create a situation where it might cause regression or it’s going to prevent growth,” said Cavalari. “Families might have a school district who says you can go back and the family might say, ‘we’re comfortable with what we have, we’re not under pressure to return to work, and the virtual format makes us feel a little bit better at this time.’ So we keep telling all of our families, it’s okay,” said Cavalari. Starting July 6, ICD, along with other special education programs in the state, will have some students back in the classroom for its summer term. “All of our staff are going to be masked at all times when they’re working with the kids. Instructional areas, even when looking around our building, you can see we have areas that are taped off, trying to give the six-foot space so that it gives visual guides for staff,” said Cavalari. As families are adjusting to the changes, ICD is too. “Bringing them back and sort of getting them used to a routine sometimes will help those kids feel like there’s a sense of predictability, like it does for any child,” said Cavalari. While in-person instruction is taking place, virtual learning will still be maintained. School leaders say it’s important for students and their families to have this option after being out of the building for so long. The Institute for Child Development, or ICD, is getting ready to open its doors. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Education are allowing in-person special education services this summer.
“I did have a chance to meet her a couple of times, but the challenge remains the same — the goal remains unchanged — whoever is leading North Korea,” Pompeo told Fox News.He renewed the US promise to bring the North Korean people “a brighter future” if the leadership gives up nuclear weapons.”They’ve got to denuclearize. We’ve got to do so in a way that we can verify. That’s true no matter who is leading North Korea,” he said.Pompeo flew to North Korea four times in 2018 as he arranged historic summits between Trump and Kim after more than a half century of enmity between the two countries. The United States will keep seeking North Korea’s denuclearization no matter who is in charge in Pyongyang, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, amid speculation about leader Kim Jong Un’s health.US officials including President Donald Trump have declined to discuss Kim’s condition after a report, downplayed by South Korea, that the reclusive authoritarian was ailing.But asked in an interview, Pompeo said he had met Kim’s powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, whose recent elevation in the hierarchy raised pundits’ view that she could be a successor. But hopes for a breakthrough before US elections in November have dimmed, with North Korea firing off rockets and the United States refusing Pyongyang’s demands for sanctions relief before full denuclearization.Daily NK, an online media outlet run mostly by North Korean defectors, said Kim had undergone a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month triggered by heavy smoking, obesity and fatigue.CNN also quoted a US official as saying Kim was in “grave danger” after surgery.But South Korea, which is technically still at war with the North, said it had detected no unusual movements in its neighbor.Topics :
Mr Amos Uzani has been named General Manager of Israel Railways. A lawyer, he moves from the Ports Authority, where he was Deputy Manager, Personnel.Mr Jerry Davis, President of Union Pacific Railroad has been elected Chairman of the Association of American Railroads; he will succeed Mr John W Snow of CSX on January 1. AAR President & CEO Mr Edwin L Harper is also to step down in January.Mr Yeung Kai-yin was named as Chairman of Kowloon – Canton Railway Corp on December 11, ready to take over from Mr Kevin Hyde on December 24 .Mr Ray McCutcheon has been elected President of the Australasian Railway Association. He takes over from the founding President, Mr Ross Dunning.Sir Derek Hornby has been elected as the first Chairman of Britain’s Railway Forum.Mr Istvan Sipos has been appointed Acting General Manager of Hungarian State Railways, following the dismissal of Mr Zoltan Rigo by Transport Minister Karoly Lotz. Mr Sipos was Deputy General Manager, Operations.Mr Igor Klesniak has been named Chairman of Slovak Republic Railways.Mr J Roderick Burfield has been appointed Director of Business Planning & Development for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Ms Leona Agouridis becomes Public Affairs Director. German Railway Directors Messrs Roland Heinisch (Research, Technology & Motive Power) and Peter Münschwander (Track & Infrastructure) have had their contracts extended until 2002. Mr Hermann Wolters (Traction & Workshops) has left DB.Union Pacific has named General Managers, Transportation for its restructured operating regions (p7). They are: Messrs Dennis Tholen (Central), Jeff Koch (Northern), Mike Chapman (Southern) and Jeff Verhaal (Western). Mr Tony Chacon has been named General Manager, Intermodal Operations, and Mr Woody Sutton, General Manager Customer Services. Mr Wayne Calder has been appointed General Manager of the Alton & Southern Railroad.Mr Frank J Wilson has resigned as Commissioner of Transportation in New Jersey.Sir Kerry St Johnston has been appointed non-Executive Chairman of privatised British container train operator Freightliner. Mr Harold C Mauney Jr has been named Vice President, Operations Planning & Budget, for Norfolk Southern. He is replaced as Vice President, Quality Management, by Mr Rashe W (Ray) Stephens Jr.New South Wales’ Freight Corp has named Mr Terry Kearney as General Manager, Coal Services. Mr Neil Matthews becomes General Manager, Freight Services, and Mr Tom Stuber GM, Commercial Services.Mr John K Leary Jr, Executive Director of Bi-State Development Agency in St Louis, has been chosen to be the new General Manager of SEPTA in Philadelphia. In his seven years in St Louis he masterminded a light rail scheme from start to finish. Mr Leary started his career with 24 years at MBTA in Boston, rising to Deputy General Manager. Director General of Italian State Railways, Mr Giancarlo Cimoli, has started to replace the management structure of his predecessor Mr A L Necci. Mr Robert Spingardi has been named Head of External Relations and Mr Fulvio Conti has taken charge of strategic and financial affairs. The two Director General posts have been abolished. Mr Silvio Rizotti is replaced by Mr Antonio Laganà who becomes Director of the infrastructure body Area Rete, joined by co-Director Mr Giancarlo Paganelli. Ex-Director General Mr Cesare Vaciago is retained as Director of local and regional passenger services. Mr Giovanni Parrillo takes charge of Integrated Logistics, and Mr Giampiero Mongarini will head the influential Investment Committee.
ANGLO-French rolling stock supplier GEC Alsthom announced in February that it had won two contracts to supply metro and commuter rail trainsets to South America.On February 11 GEC Alsthom won a Fr300m order to build a further 6 seven-car trains for Lines 1 and 2 of the Santiago metro. They will follow a batch of 17 sets now being assembled at the CIMT works in Valenciennes for Santiago Line 5. These are derived from the rubber-tyred MP89 trainsets for Paris Line 1 (RG 2.96 p61), and bring the total fleet supplied to the Chilean capital since 1978 to 438 cars.The following day, a consortium led by GEC Alsthom with Adtranz and CAF won a £130m contract to build 30 four-car EMUs for São Paulo’s commuter operator Companhía Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos. These steel-bodied sets with two driving motor cars and two centre trailers are designed to carry up to 1000 passengers at 120 km/h. Manufacture is being divided between GEC Alsthom Transporte in Barcelona, CAF, and local Brazilian companies. Adtranz will supply the traction equipment, rated at 2400 kW per unit. o
Three-time series champion Andy Shouse was runner-up. Wayne Johnson, Steven Shebester and Kyle Clark were next across the stripe. Johnson, Shebester and Clark repeated their 3-4-5 finish from Saturday. And under gray Sunday skies, Martin motored from eighth on the initial grid to catch Wood for the lead in heavy traffic on the 10th of 25 circuit. Martin was quickly into second on Sunday but wasn’t sure how good his car was until going five-wide to catch Wood for the front spot. “It felt really good to get the win,” said Wood, joined in victory lane by six-year-old grandson and crew chief Parker, who’d helped pick out tires and shared credit for the evening’s success. “We were racing close to home so we had a lot of family and friends come out.” March 7 – 1. Danny Wood; 2. Andy Shouse; 3. Wayne Johnson; 4. Steven Shebester; 5. Kyle Clark; 6. Craig Carroll; 7. Cody Whitworth; 8. Layne Himebaugh; 9. Josh Toho; 10. Chris Kelly; 11. Zach Patterson; 12. Tanner Conn; 13. Colby Thornhill; 14. Brett Becker; 15. Johnny Kent; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Nick Lucito; 18. Mickey Walker; 19. Dewayne White; 20. Jesse Graham; 21. Brandon Jennings; 22. Cameron Hagin. MEEKER, Okla. (March 7-8) – Danny Wood ran his winning streak to three before Jason Martin started a streak of his own during opening weekend action for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma. March 8 – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Wood; 3. Johnson; 4. Shebester; 5. Clark; 6. Shouse; 7. Kent; 8. Alison Slaton; 9. Kolton Garris; 10. Trey Burke; 11. Hagin; 12. Kelly; 13. Patterson; 14. Lucito; 15. Eric Matthews; 16. Justin Patocka; 17. Thornhill; 18. Brandon Anderson; 19. Conn; 20. Becker; 21. Jennings; 22. Shayla Waddell; 23. Graham; 24. Justin Mowry. A double winner at Lawton Speedway on the final weekend of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season, Wood had just two career SSO starts under his belt coming into the doubleheader at Red Dirt and his Saturday night could have only gotten better after he drew the 98 pill. Feature Results Wood trialed 16th, won his heat from the fifth spot and then started third in the main event. “I didn’t know how good I was until we got into lapped traffic,” he said. “The first night was a bit of a challenge. It was good to get the win on the second night.” Wood topped Saturday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars at Red Dirt Raceway, taking the lead just before midway in the 20-lapper.