August 29, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Today, the Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions is happy to announce that Racecast Weather is joining the event’s proud list of partners ahead of November’s inaugural running.
As an official partner, Racecast Weather will support the overall driver prize pool as well as provide forecasts for qualifications and race day in their popular format seen on social media for series such as IndyCar, IMSA and more.
“To partner with Scott Martin and the folks at Racecast Weather is an awesome opportunity for the Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race,” said Tanner Watkins, the owner and editor of Open-Wheels.com and the president of the Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions.
“Racecast Weather’s following has grown incredibly in the last couple of years that I have followed them, and their forecasts are accurate, timely and informative. I am happy to have them on board to help promote their cause while they support the inaugural Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race.”
In short, Racecast Weather is your one-stop place for weather forecasts and radar coverage of the major open-wheel and sports car events across the United States.
To learn more about Racecast Weather – which has partners such as Pit Lane Parley, Road America, the Indy Sportscar Podcast, Prescott Motosport and North American Racecar – visit their website here and their Twitter account at @RacecastWx. The operation is led by Doug Schneider, Scott Martin and Stephen McCoy.
“The guys at Racecast Weather are very excited to be a sponsor for such an awesome event like this. I really hope this catches on and becomes a fixture in the sim racing world,” said Martin, an Alabama resident who looks to bring his passion to a professional motorsports series one day as their official meteorologist.
As part of today’s agreement, Racecast Weather will produce the official weather forecasts for Qualifications Weekend presented by AG Trucking, as well as race weekend. For an example of their forecast postings, check out this one below – where they correctly predicted that all 500 miles would be completed without rain interference for this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Scott's latest forecast update is out for the #INDY500. In-depth info is up at https://t.co/RIv3WhtggA. Rain still likely but there's a window to get most if not all 500 miles in. @IMS @IndyCar @IndyCarRadio @IndyCarNation @PaddockInsider @PitlaneParley @Speedway pic.twitter.com/ZJ9lgWVvUz— Racecast Weather (@RacecastWx) May 26, 2019
Stay tuned for more announcements coming in September and October – we have some big things coming and are excited to share them with you all.
The 2019 Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race will run on Sunday, November 17 with live coverage being broadcast by RaceSpot TV. RaceSpot TV will additionally add coverage of the final hour of each day during Qualifications Weekend, which will be held November 9 and 10.
For individuals interested in participating in the event, the entry period will run from October 1 to 25, and the form link will be available on Open-Wheels.com, the iRacing forums and Open-Wheels social media during that time period.