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Start Your Engines

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START YOUR ENGINES (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ellen Ternes Eight by Thirty-Two

1- 8 1L followed by 1M dance alternating tandem reel of 3 on Ladies' side (LSh to 2L to start)
9-16 1M followed by 1L dance alternating tandem reel of 3 on Men's side (RSh to 2M to start)
17-24 1s dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own side (2s step up 19-20); 2s+1s+3s turn partner RH
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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This dance, Start Your Engines is a jig in honor of the great Scotsman Dario Franchitti.

George Dario Marino Franchitti, MBE (born 19 May 1973) is a Scottish former racing driver and current (2021) motorsport commentator.

He is a four time IndyCar Series champion (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 (2007, 2010, 2012) as well as a winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona (2008).


Dario Franchitti Practicing For The Indianapolis 500. He Won The Race. 2007.


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Text from this original Dario Franchitti article on Wikipedia.
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