With my flight set to leave Columbus tonight at 7:15pm, the stalking of the weather forecast for the racing trip is in full force. It never fails...every time I plan some sort of racing vacation, I'm always trying to dodge wet weather.
Friday night's show at Fairgrounds Speedway in Cortez, CO should have no problems with a predicted high in the upper 80's and cooler temps once the sun goes down. This is a huge plus considering Fairgrounds is the only track in a four-state region racing tomorrow night. Saturday's CDM Late Model show at Arizona Speedway should have no problems either, with a sweltering high of nearly 110 degrees predicted.
The Tuesday and Wednesday USMTS Modified shows in Texas are my biggest concern right now with scattered thunderstorms predicted in the area of both events. With temps in the 90's and high humidity, the chance of a t-storm is always there...but I'm hoping at least one of these shows is able to get in. Both the Tuesday race at Heart O'Texas and the Wednesday show at Devil's Bowl are currently staring at a 30% chance of rain.
Looking on ahead just a little, the final two races at Diamond Mountain, UT and Aztec, NM look good with no chance of rain, at least for now. That having been said, I never put too much stock in a forecast more than a few days out.
We'll see what happens with the midweek Texas racing. Obviously, given the fact those races are on a Tuesday and Wednesday, a rainout at both venues would be devastating to say the least.