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Alexander Rossi and Kirby Chambliss Go Head to Head

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In advance of the inaugural Red Bull Air Race, coming Oct. 1-2 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi joined Master Class pilot and two-time world champion Kirby Chambliss for a first-of-its-kind video shoot at IMS.

Chambliss and Rossi piloted their respective racecrafts in unison around the world’s most famous racetrack, creating a must-see video for airplane and racecar fans alike, as well as adrenaline junkies.

“I didn’t think anything of it until I was on track and there was a plane next to me,” said Rossi, driver of the No. 98 Honda for Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian. “It was a little bit trippy – when else are you going to be able to be driving an Indy car around the Speedway with a plane upside down next to you?”

The two motorsport athletes also switched roles, with Chambliss riding shotgun to Rossi in a two-seat Indy car and Rossi taking to the skies as Chambliss’ guest in a two-seat plane. Rossi experienced a strong dose of the nearly 10 Gs that Air Race pilots regularly confront during competitions. Chambliss also executed several dynamic aerial stunts with Rossi in the plane.

“The fact that I got in the plane makes me question my own sanity,” Rossi said.

The Red Bull Air Race will feature the world’s best pilots negotiating a course over the IMS infield and Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at speeds exceeding 230 mph.

“People always say ‘you’re crazy,’” Chambliss said. “I take it as a compliment.”

“You don’t see a plane and an Indy car racing down the backstretch every day,” said IMS President Doug Boles. “These guys are real pros there’s no doubt about that. I think our fans are going to be even more excited for the Air Race after watching this.”

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Tickets for ‘Lights at the Brickyard’ On Sale Now

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“Speedway Speedy Pass” tickets are now on sale for the new highlight of the holidays, “Lights at the Brickyard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This seasonal event, running from Nov. 18-20, Nov. 23-27 and Dec. 1-31, features more than 2 million lights spanning more than 400 displays across 40 scenes, spread along a 1.7-mile driving experience. The drive incorporates portions of the IMS road course and oval, and crosses the famous “Yard of Bricks.” Hours for the event are 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

“Lights at the Brickyard is going to be another unforgettable event at IMS, mixing holiday cheer with our iconic facility,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles. “We’re always busy from May through October here, but now we’re thrilled to have this opportunity to engage with the community in the wintertime.”

Speedway Speedy Pass tickets are available now at IMS.com for this holiday extravaganza. This ticket allows guests to skip the main line into the facility and gain faster access. The Speedway Speedy Pass entrance is via Gate 12 adjacent to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course.

Only one ticket is needed per car. The cost is $40 for vehicles with up to 14 passengers and $100 for vehicles with 15 or more passengers.

Each ticket is good for one trip through the exhibit. Prices will increase on Nov. 18 when the event opens, so guests are encouraged to purchase now.

Regular drive-up admission tickets will go on sale Nov. 18 at a price of $20, and will increase to $30 from Dec. 1-31 for vehicles with up to 14 passengers, and $50 for vehicles with 15 or more passengers. Regular admission is at Gate 2 on the south end of the facility off 16th Street.

Guests may print all tickets at home for redemption at the gate or may have them scanned via smartphones.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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TSV Properties and Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery Team Up for Tinker House

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TSV Properties is pleased to announce the acquisition and redevelopment of a century-old structure at 1101 E. 16th St. Teaming up with Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery on the Tinker House project, TSV will redevelop the long-vacant, three-story commercial building that sits at the highly traveled intersection of 16th St. and the Monon Trail. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of this year.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Tinker House development with TSV Properties and eager to expand our production capacity and be part of the emerging 16th Street corridor,” said Travis Barnes, founder of Hotel Tango.

4 Times the Production, New Event Space

Opened since September 2014, Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery plans to expand its production operations fourfold in order to serve its growing distribution markets across the United States. Designs include adding unique event space on the second floor. Hotel Tango’s tasting room, bar and retail operations at 702 Virginia Ave. in Indianapolis will remain open.

“This beautiful, custom-built space will serve all types of events and accommodate groups as large as 250 guests,” said Brian Willsey, co-founder of Hotel Tango.

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More Amenities, Space Available

Tinker House will have 6,549 square feet of office space available for lease on the third floor, and street level uses could include a neighborhood café. In addition to housing more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space occupied by new and growing businesses, Tinker House will have more than 50 on-site parking spaces and more than 3,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard space.

A Community Project

Located in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood, TSV worked closely with the City of Indianapolis, the Indiana Finance Authority/Brownfields Program, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, King Park CDC/Build Fund LLC and the project’s main lender, Merchants Bank of Indiana, to finalize plans and financing for the redevelopment.

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Indianapolis Zoo’s Hispanic Heritage Fiesta September 18

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Vibrant colors, zesty flavors, festive music and exotic species will come together for a cultural celebration at the Indianapolis Zoo.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta presented by Indiana Donor Network is noon-4pm on Sunday, Sept. 18, and coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts Sept. 15 and marks a month-long celebration of independence for eight Latin American countries.

The atmosphere of the Zoo will transform into a street fair, with lots of food, family-friendly activities and entertainment, all with a wild flair!

Guests can travel the Zoo in a special scavenger hunt to discover creatures native to Latin American countries and enjoy interesting animal artifacts to learn more about these and other exotic species. The Zoo animals themselves will also enjoy the festivities, with themed enrichment throughout the afternoon.

Traditional music will fill the air as contemporary Hispanic trio Con Paz will perform, and additional performances by Anderson Folklorico Dance Troupe will have everyone grooving.

Visitors can also take their tastebuds south of the border with delicious dishes inspired by the flavors of Latin America, including tamales, street tacos, tostadas, churros and more, which will be available for purchase at specialty food stations.

Younger guests can also enjoy an extra treat and take a swing at a piñata presented by 4moms. Plus, children can create their own sarape, decorate musical castanets and color the flags of Latin American countries. Additionally, visitors can stop by the information booths of area businesses that proudly serve the Hispanic community.

Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is free for Zoo members and included with regular admission. Guests can save money on their visit by buying discount tickets weekdays from La Voz de Indiana or by purchasing advance tickets at IndianapolisZoo.com.

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Ronnie Russell to make Team USA debut at 2016 PABCON Adult Championships

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Ronnie Russell of Marion, Indiana, has showed consistent improvement during his professional bowling career and entered the 2016 season with a streak of three consecutive years with a Professional Bowlers Association Tour title.

16-ronnie-russell-148x168While he may be winless on the PBA Tour this season, he started the calendar year with a memorable milestone as he earned a berth on Team USA for the first time.

The 36-year-old right-hander now will represent the United States at the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Adult Championships, which runs from Sept. 12-23 at Bolera Departamental in Cali, Colombia.

The men will bowl during the first half of the event, with singles getting underway Monday. The tournament also includes doubles, trios and team competition, and medals will be awarded for all-events. The top 16 all-events performers will advance to Masters match play.

“In November, I decided to try out for Team USA because it’s something I’d never done, since I had so much going on with high school and college baseball and then the PBA Tour,” said Russell, who finished eighth at the 2016 United States Bowling Congress Team USA Trials and was selected to the team based on his overall performance for the week. “Bowling always was my passion, but it wasn’t my No. 1 until I was 21 or 22. To bowl in a team event or be part of a team is special, and to be able to bowl for your country is an amazing opportunity.”

Russell does have previous team bowling experience collected during a successful collegiate career at Vincennes University, where he was a first-team All-American, along with recent experience competing in the PBA League.

He also is comfortable on the international stage as a two-time European Bowling Tour champion. His first PBA national title came at the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Munich during the 2012-2013 season.

But, there’s something different about taking the lanes with Team USA across your back.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the team, and it will be stressful out there, but it will be a fun kind of stress,” Russell said. “When you’re bowling with and for a team, the rewards are that much more special, and the pride of being out there representing all of the bowlers at home is hard to describe.”

Joining Russell on the lanes will be an experienced group looking to carry on Team USA’s dominance at the PABCON Championships, which includes winning more than 250 total medals.

The team includes Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, John Szczerbinski of North Tonawanda, New York, AJ Chapman of Manchester, Iowa, Rob Gotchall of Clarksville, Tennessee, and longtime Team USA member Sean Rash of Montgomery, Illinois.

A few members of the team are coming off a successful run at the PBA Fall Swing in the Detroit area. Szczerbinski and Rash both made TV appearances in the special event that featured four tournaments in one exciting week.

The Team USA women will head to Cali next week, with competition getting underway Sept. 19.

The team will include veterans Shannon O’Keefe of O’Fallon, Illinois, and Shannon Pluhowsky of Dayton, Ohio, Missy Parkin of Laguna Hills, California, Josie Earnest of Nashville, Tennessee, Danielle McEwan of Stony Point, New York, and Bryanna Cote of Red Rock, Arizona.

For the 2016 PABCON Adult Championships, USBC Gold coach Bryan O’Keefe will coach Team USA, while PBA champion and longtime Team USA member Chris Barnes will serve as assistant coach for the event.

“I’m definitely a little bit nervous, but I’m also really excited to see what this team can do,” Bryan O’Keefe said. “It’s a nice mix of experienced players and some younger bowlers who have an opportunity to learn a lot and show what they’re capable of on this stage.”

The tournament will feature more than a dozen countries, with more on the line than just gold medals.

The top eight men’s teams and top eight women’s teams will qualify for the combined 2017 World Championships in Kuwait. The top two countries will qualify for the World Games, which is held every fourth year and next will be contested in Wroclaw, Poland, in July 2017.

Visit BOWL.com/TeamUSA for more information on the Team USA program.

SOURCE: United States Bowling Congress

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Dustin Johnson Wins the 2016 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick

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BMW congratulates PGA TOUR Player Dustin Johnson on winning the 2016 BMW Championship today at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN. On Friday, September 9 during the second round of play, Johnson took the lead after setting a new course record with a 9-under-par 63. He finished play 23-under-par, winning the BMW Championship for the second time since 2010.

SOURCE: BMW Group

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Heartland Crossing Dental Care to Host Free Dentistry Day September 16

People in the Camby community, and surrounding areas, will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Heartland Crossing Dental Care on Friday, September 16.

Dr. Nisha Bhayani and team at Heartland Crossing Dental Care, along with Dr. Jeff Goedeker and the team at Camby Family Dentistry, will be improving the oral health of the community as part of Free Dentistry Day, a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 108 million Americans are living without dental insurance.

“We understand that many people in our community and across the nation haven’t been to the dentist for a long period of time. Some don’t understand the importance of dental health, but more often than not, they don’t have the financial means,” said Dr. Bhayani. “This event is a great opportunity for us to share our time and resources with those less fortunate and give back to the community.”

There is increasing evidence that links oral health to overall health and well-being. The signs and symptoms of over 100 medical conditions, including diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease and oral cancer may first be detected through traditional oral examinations.

“Dental health is a vital part of a person’s overall health,” said Dr. Goedeker. “Through this event, we hope to educate patients on the importance of dental health and encourage them to adopt an ongoing oral care regimen.”

During Free Dentistry Day, a choice of a free cleaning or extraction will be provided per patient between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Heartland Crossing Dental office, located at 8190 Windall Lane, Suite A in Camby. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 317-821-0400 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.

“It’s very gratifying to see the impact that events like Free Dentistry Day can have on the life of a person. At the same thing we’re changing their life, they’re changing ours,” said Dr. Bhayani.

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