Winds may have cancelled the race but a few balloons launched for the fun of it.

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By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Greg Hanson, Head Race Official said, “The FAA says that winds must be below 12 mph in order to have an official balloon race.  This is the reason we had to cancel the “race”, however if pilots felt it was safe to launch for recreational purposes they were given the “ok.”

Four pilots decided to go ahead and give spectators something to cheer about.  Below is a live recorded video as the;balloons lift off.