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Wasatch Front

The Wasatch Front is a metropolitan region in the north-central part of the U. S. state of Utah. It consists of a chain of contiguous cities and towns stretched along the Wasatch Range from Nephi in the south to Brigham City in the north. 80% of Utah's population resides in this region, which contains the major cities of Salt Lake City, West Valley City, West Jordan and Ogden. The Wasatch Front is narrow. To the east, the Wasatch Mountains rise abruptly several thousand feet above the valley floors, climbing to their highest elevation of 11,928 feet at Mount Nebo; the area's western boundary is formed by Utah Lake in Utah County, the Oquirrh Mountains in Salt Lake County, the Great Salt Lake in northwestern Salt Lake, Davis and southeastern Box Elder counties. The combined population of the five Wasatch Front counties totals 2,125,322, according to the 2008 Census Estimate. Though most residents of the area live between Ogden and Provo, which includes Salt Lake City proper, the fullest built-out extent of the Wasatch Front is 120 miles long and an average of 5 miles wide.

Along its length, the Wasatch Front never exceeds a width of 18 miles because of the natural barriers of lakes and mountains. The Wasatch Front is a high desert region at the eastern edge of the Great Basin; the urban corridor lies in zone 6 with minimum average winter temperatures ranging between 0 °F and 20 °F and daytime high temperatures ranging from the mid 30 °F to mid 40 °F range. Snowfall is common during winter but melts rapidly. Inversions occur along the Wasatch Front during mid-winter making for cold temperatures and gloomy conditions lasting for several weeks at times in the valleys, while the higher mountain elevations will experience clear and warmer conditions. Localized lake-effect snowfall from the Great Salt Lake is common in early winter; the first freeze occurs in early October in the outlying areas but can occur as late as early November in the inner urban areas. The last freeze can occur late May. Summers are hot and dry, with the exception of the monsoon season which runs from early July through early September when intense thunderstorms occur.

Daytime high temperatures range between 90 °F and 100 °F, with higher temperatures created by the urban heat island effect. Several downtown and commercial districts encompass the Wasatch Front; the largest is Salt Lake City at the middle of the urban area. The Utah Valley, south of the Salt Lake area and the Ogden-Clearfield region are the other major population centers. Nearly all of the cities within the region are connected by continuous suburban development. Cumulative population estimates of Brigham City, Weber County, Davis County, Salt Lake County, Utah County for 2006 show that the Wasatch Front has an estimated population of 2,051,330 residents, or 80% of Utah's estimated 2007 population of 2,645,330 Ogden has served as a major railway hub through much of its history; the First Transcontinental Railroad was constructed between 1863 and 1869, the tracks reaching Ogden on March 27, 1869. Trains heading east from Ogden must negotiate the highest reaches of eastern Utah, travelling through Weber and Echo Canyons and over the Wasatch Pass at an elevation of 6,792 feet.

Union Pacific has operated the world's most powerful locomotives to haul freight over the Wasatch Mountains between Cheyenne and Ogden, including ALCO's famous "Big Boys", the world's largest steam locomotive. Transportation issues within the metropolitan area have been complicated by the narrow north–south orientation of the valley, constrained by the natural barriers on both sides, the rapid growth of the region; the primary modes of transport for the area are Interstate 15 and U. S. Route 89, both of which run down its center from north to south for the full length of about 120 miles. Other interstates and highways provide transportation routes to local areas within the front; such transportation routes include Interstate 84 in the Ogden area. S. Route 189 through Provo, U. S. Route 6 in southern Utah County; the Utah Transit Authority provides bus and light rail service to most of the urban areas within the front. Additionally, a double-decker commuter rail line FrontRunner, running from North Ogden to Provo is in full operation.

The California Zephyr of Amtrak is the primary rail transport leading in and out of the Front, having a station in Salt Lake City and Provo. Salt Lake City International Airport serves as the primary airport for the region. Ogden-Hinckley Airport and Provo Municipal Airport provide scheduled commercial air service; because of the geographical barriers to the east and west, much of the land along the Wasatch Front has been developed. The region has experienced considerable growth since the 1950s, with its population increasing 308% from 492,374 to 2,051,330. Much of the remaining undeveloped land is being developed, local governments have grappled with problems of urban sprawl and other land-use concerns; the region on the ot

North American Racing Team

The North American Racing Team was a motorsports racing team active from 1958 to 1982. It was created by businessman Luigi Chinetti to promote the Ferrari marque in United States through success in endurance racing, it was created in 1958 when Chinetti received backing from wealthy racers George Arents and Jan de Vroom. Ferrari had a close relationship with Chinetti due to his success in selling the maker's road cars in the important American markets, thus NART received a continuous line of Ferrari racers and support from factory mechanics. NART raced at only the world's premier races, such as the 24 Hours of Daytona in Florida and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, their first race was the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 1958, with a 250 GT. Pedro Rodríguez won the third editions of Daytona with NART team. In 1963 was a three hours race and in 1964 a 2,000 kilometers, both in a Ferrari 250 GTO. A Ferrari 158 entered by NART sealed the win of the 1964 F1 World championship with John Surtees, as the factory team competed the last two races in cars painted white and blue.

This was done as a protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Italian Racing Authorities regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car. The peak of NART's own racing success came in 1965, when a NART-entered 250 LM became the last Ferrari to win Le Mans outright, driven by Jochen Rindt, Masten Gregory and Ed Hugus. Other NART results include a third place in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona with Pedro Rodríguez and Jean Guichet, backing up two works 330 P4 in Ferrari's triple success, commemorated by the naming of the 365 GTB4 "Daytona". With this model, NART scored second in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona behind a Porsche 911. NART raced Ferraris until 1982, at which point it had participated in more than 200 races with over 100 different drivers, including Mario Andretti and Phil Hill. NART had a Ferrari model with its name attached to it – the 1967 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder was a convertible version of the 275 GTB/4 requested by Luigi Chinetti; the original order of 25 cars was never fulfilled, as only 10 were delivered from the Maranello factory.

Because of the popularity of the drop-top NART Spyder design, many 275 GTB/4 were converted to drop-top models to imitate the NART Spyder's design

Croatian Third Football League

The Croatian Third Football League is the third tier of the football league system in Croatia. The league was established in 1991 following the dissolution of the Yugoslav League, it is operated by the Croatian Football Federation. As of 2018, at least three players under 21 years of age must play in each match, only two foreign nationals are permitted to play for each team. Since its inception in 1992 the league changed formats several times. In its inaugural season the league had four divisions. In the 1992–93 a fifth division was added; the five-group league continued until the 2006–07 season when the league was re-organised and reduced to three geographical divisions with 18 clubs in each group. As of 2018, teams are promoted only if they have a valid license to the 2. HNL. For example, NK Vinogradar won the 2017, 2018 and 2019 west division, but were denied promotion since they did not apply for a license. Key The following teams are competing in 2019–20, split according to five regional divisions.

Third League East at the website of Croatian Football Federation Third League South at the website of Croatian Football Federation Third League West at the website of Croatian Football Federation