Four Air Racers

This image was published in the Indianapolis News on June 5, 1909 the day of the national balloon championship hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It shows four of the "air racers" from the field of balloons set for competition that day in both the national championship and the handicap race.
The caption to the photo read:
From left to right - The New York, Indiana and Hoosier, University City.
Check out these other images of the field of balloons on race morning:

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