Friday, September 3, 2010

Weekend Racing Weather Forecast: Sept 3rd-5th, 2010

Sparta, Kentucky
Kentucky Speedway
IZOD IndyCar Series/ Firestone Indy Lights Series/ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Friday: 40% chance of thunderstorms and rain in the late morning hours possibly able to affect on-track activities. Skies clear in afternoon with sun and light clouds. Daily high temperature is 27 degrees Celsius with night time temps. likely to drip below the mid- teens for the evening truck race. Winds will be strong at up to 28 kilometers per hour.
Saturday: Excellent racing weather throughout the day but night will become very chilly. From the daily high of 22 degrees Celsius, lows will fall at only 9 degrees. Fans are suggested to bring a jacket or wear a warm shirt for the late afternoon Firestone Indy Lights race or the IZOD IndyCar night race starting past 8 PM.

Hampton, Georgia
Altanta Motor Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series

Friday: Hot! 34 degree Celsius will be reached as a daily high. Qualifying for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is going to be sunny with cloudy skies occasionally blowing past the speedway. Winds will also be noticeable during qualifying coming from the West at 22 kilometers per hour.
Saturday: Hot! The cooler of the three days will be a daily high of 28 degrees Celsius. NASCAR Nationwide qualifying runs within the mid-afternoon heat. Unfortunately, the NASCAR Nationwide series race (which runs on the same day) will take place after 7 PM where temperatures are certain to drip into the lower 20s or higher teens. 
Sunday: Hot! 30 degree Celsius high will fortunately not have much of an effect on the 500 mile race scheduled at night. With only a 10% chance of precipitation, racing will take place in lower 20 degree weather.

Du Quoin, Illinois
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
Arca Racing Series

Monday: Popular Labour Day dirt race will be run under hot 30 degree Celsius weather but promises no chance of precipitations for the one day ARCA show. Sunscreen well-advised for those attending the event.

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