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Monday

Join The National Old Time Music Festival in LeMars, Iowa


Mark your calendars for the National Old Time Music Festival in LeMars, IO on Aug.29 -Sept.4, 2016. The festival features 7 days of music on ten stages, with over 450 performers of old-time country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, Cajun, polka, ragtime, blues, cowboy, honky-tonk, plus more celebrities. Special rates for RV camping are available with admission $15-$20 daily, or save with the 7-day pass of only $75.

Celebrating 100 Years Of Racing At IMS and Top Colleges That Produce Indy 500 Finalists

The Indianapolis 500 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, this year's race will unite race fans young and old for the greatest spectacle in racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We're excited to share some trivia from our friend's at Study Soup, and news on the much anticipated, and always thrilling Indianapolis 500!


IMS is celebrating the event with a special edition of the Indianapolis 500 program on sale now for $25 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway retail locations including the IMS Museum and Indianapolis International Airport store, as well as shop.IMS.com. At 320 pages, this is the biggest volume ever published, which includes coverage that dates back to the very first race in 1911.

The program will also include a free Hot Wheels 100th Running diecast race car, while supplies last. Stories include a look at Roger Penske's 50 years in motorsports, James Hinchcliffe's comeback and the Holmatro Safety Team, IMS Then & Now: Project 100 as well as features on Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal. Also detailed are 100th Running Host Committee events.
"The Indianapolis 500 program is one of the best souvenir programs in sports every year, and this year's raises the bar as it celebrates our 100th Running, includes more stories and some really cool posters and keepsakes from this historic May," Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. 

"As a kid, I couldn't wait to get to my seat on Race Day and leaf through the program and then spend the rest of the year reading and rereading it and I know many of our fans will be doing the same thing with this one."
Multiple inserts are included in the program including a "100 Iconic People of the '500'" poster by artist Roger Warrick, a "Where It All Happened" poster and five frame-ready prints commissioned by five Indiana artists celebrating iconic cars of the "500." Those artists are Gregory Beall, Kelly Bremer, Gary Dausch, David Lord and Darren Strecker, and their originals will be on display in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum throughout May. 



Getting To The Race:
Ticket information is available for all racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for – the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and other races by visiting www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per mweek.
You can also call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Or, visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Friday

Pagenaud Takes Pole For Saturday's Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Congratulations To Simon Pagenaud: Pole Winner For Saturday's Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Credits: IMS


Pagenaud turned a lap of 1 minute - that's 127.832 mph in Firestone Fast Six qualifying to take the Verizon P1 Award, which is his second pole of the season. 

"It's fantastic," said Pagenaud, who also won the inaugural Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in 2014. "It's not that simple, it's a lot of work in the background. I just want to take my hat off to my engineer Ben Bretzman for giving me a monster car every time. Firestone also - as soon as I put those Firestone red tires on the car, she became magical, as we imagined. It's a lot of fun for me right now, the whole team is functioning so well."

The series points leader is on a two-race win streak, including a win from the pole three weeks ago at Barber Motorsports Park in his No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet.
Among the Firestone Fast Six are Charlie Kimball, who turned the second fastest lap at 127.286 mph in his No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. Graham Rahal starts third after a lap of 126.918 mph in the No. 15 Steak 'n Shake Honda of Rahal Letterman Lanigan with Theodore Racing. And, rounding out the top six were James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Jack Hawksworth.

Will Power, who won last year's Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis starts in 12th after failing to advance to the Firestone Fast Six, though he did set the track record with a lap of 1:08.6746 in the first segment of qualifying before failing to advance out of the second segment. "It was just a mistake, I touched the wall going into Turn 12," Power said of his last qualifying lap in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. "I was on time, good enough to get there. I just locked up, went in the grass, got out of the way and was all over the marbles. We'll do our best tomorrow."

Rain or shine, you can expect a thrilling race at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis that goes green at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday!

Getting To The Race:
Ticket information is available for all racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for – the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and other races by visiting www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per mweek.
You can also call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday. Or, visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.






Tenba Creates Innoative Travel Solution for Photographers

For photogragher's carrying all your gear can weigh you down. Thank's to Tenba, there's a solution; the BYOB Camera Insert. This creative insert converts any existing bag into a camera bag. This means no more lugging giant camera bags on vacations. Just insert your gear in the Camera Insert, then into any purse or bag, and you have a secure camera bag. 

Tenba also has a collection of Packlite Travel Bags that are the world's first  packable, self-stowing camera bag. Combine the two and the packlite bags can be easily stored inside larger camera bags, backpacks and rolling cases, or utilized separately when a smaller bag is needed!

Check out the collection of gear by Tenba on their website.





Join Albany's Black Heritage Tours


The new tour company, Black Heritage Tours – New York State, is making its debut in Albany and throughout the Hudson Valley. Here, they'll focus on the transnational history of the region, and demonstrate the influence that the Dutch, Native American and African cultures had on New York.

Did you know that slavery wasn’t abolished in New York until 1827?

The Black Heritage Tours take guests on a intriguing exploration of New York’s Hudson Valley, which includes hotel accommodations and transportation. Together, you'll discover a glimpse into the past, where questions will be answered about the history of slavery in New York.

Along the way you'll find out about the extraordinary experiences of the men and women who helped shape this region. The tour begins in Albany, with stops at Crailo Historic Site, Ten Broeck Mansion, the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad, and the African Burial Grounds. Tours will proceed along the Hudson River to New York City, with additional stops in Harlem and Brooklyn.

To explore the itinerary and to book your seat, please visit the Black Heritage Tours website, or call (518) 545-6644.




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