Pictured is the Pepsi balloon landing ("hare" balloon) while the rest of the balloons chase after it.
By Kyle Quick
NEW HAVEN, Mo. - You could not have asked for better weather for Saturday’s New Haven Hot Air Balloon Race presented by Pepsi, celebrating their 25th Anniversary as an estimated 3,000 people filled the New Haven City Park, all hoping to see the sky filled with balloons. Especially since it was 2011 when the weather last cooperated enough for the balloons to lift off.
As the balloons eventually vanished, the vast majority of people are left wondering where did they land, who won, and pondering with the question of what exactly is a Balloon Race? (Below is video footage from the end of the race.)