A man found themselves at the center of an event on the Southport Raceway on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2017.
The event was held for the first time in the past two years.
It was a race in which a man with the name David Tipton won.
He was born in Florida and was the son of a former state representative.
Tipton, 25, said he is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said he has been in a relationship with his fiancée for six years.
“I just thought, you know, I just want to do something good for the country,” he said.
The racecourse is a two-mile oval.
Its purpose is to showcase the racing talent of the region.
Tippett said he was running with a group of runners who were trying to earn their spots at the racecourse.
The group was not going to be competing in the competition.
Tumbleings in the race are common, he said, but not this time.
The group was headed for a starting point, and the course was running low.
They stopped at the back of the course and began to pace each other, but the crowd started to get too loud.
Tipson, who was in the middle of the group, heard a loud shout.
He and another man jumped in and started shouting for help.
Tilton was standing just ahead of the runners.
He jumped on top of them and tried to protect them from the noise.
Tortured cries filled the air.
Tipsett said the noise was loud enough that he was able to hear the runner yelling.
He had to be pulled to safety by a runner and a bystander.
A crowd of people began to gather around him.
The runner who grabbed him said he had been at the track for six months.
Tiptson was shocked and told the crowd to leave him alone.
The woman next to him, Tiptons fiancee, called 911.
Tithers fiancee said Tipts injuries were not life-threatening, but that he could have died from the impact.
The couple has not been able to speak publicly about what happened, but they are both upset that Tiptts injuries occurred.