By Doug Schneider
The past couple of days at Mazda Raceway have been cloudy and cool. That should start to change today. The westerly direction of the wind above the surface has been transporting moisture off the Pacific Ocean, but today, those winds aloft will shift to a more northerly direction. There will be more sun than clouds today, which will allow temperatures to rise into the upper 60s. Clouds may develop tonight and early Sunday morning, but they should be gone by the time teams hit the track. Race day looks like it will have great weather, with sunny skies and highs in the lower 70s.