shelbyR 2:17am, 30 April 2009
Balloon Race at IMS, MAY 1st, 2nd, 3rd! FREE

This weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway( http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/balloonfest).
Large, slow moving, brightly colored objects, moving, in the perfect light to take photographs.
Did I mention Free entry, and free parking?

It's the kick off of the speedway's 2009 season. It is also the 100th anniversary of the speedway.

Hot air balloons are, by design, brightly colored.
Also the perfect time to fly a balloon is at, sun up, and sun down (less wind, wind is bad)

PS. If your cheap like me, hide a water, and food in your bag.
moostang78 9 years ago
Is anyone planning to go to this? Has anyone been before? I would be interested to go Saturday. Already have plans Sunday.
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Indy Photo Coach 9 years ago
It looks like the race starts Saturday morning, but they don't open the infield to the public until 6pm :( It says that there's a "balloon light up" on Friday evening, and the track will be open to the public.

Keep ideas like this coming! Anytime you see something exciting, let us know!
AmirZD 9 years ago
Does anyone know if we can get into the IMS to take photos of the Mini-marathon runners?

It's a competitive race so they probably won't let anyone on the track, but maybe from the stands?
Stewart Imagery Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Stewart Imagery (member) 9 years ago
Did anyone go to this tonight? Maybe I'll try to go Saturday evening for sunset...
Here is a link to the schedule: www.indy500.com/schedule/
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