The Best Road Racing Helmets (1516 views)
By Winding Road Staff on June 22, 2016 6:01 p.m.
As an update to our Helmet Buyer’s Guide, here’s a look at our top auto racing helmet picks based on various criteria. There’s something for just about everyone here, ranging from excellent entry-level options to our favorite zero-compromise choice. Got questions? Contact us here and we’ll be happy to help you find the helmet that’s right for you.
By Winding Road Staff on June 20, 2016 3:10 p.m.
Ride along as Team Winding Road driver David Beckmann takes the Elan NP01 around Hallett Motor Racing Circuit during a practice session at the NASA Summer Shootout.
By Ross Bentley on June 20, 2016 1:20 p.m.
Peter Krause and I have worked together often, and I'm always impressed with the way he approaches driver coaching. I'm also surprised at how often we both end up with the same conclusion regarding what a driver needs to do or work on, but how different a path we take to reach that conclusion.
Speed Secrets: How To Get Paid To Race Cars (2127 views)
By Ross Bentley on June 13, 2016 1:20 p.m.
Even if you’re not looking to make a career driving race cars, most people are at least curious to know what it takes. It’s a question I was just asked last week by a driver I know well. This is a huge topic, and not one that can be answered in a completely generic way – there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There is no one path to racing professionally; there are many, many ways. And not all of them will work. In fact, many – maybe most – won’t. But there are things that will increase one’s chances of racing ...
Learning Curve: The Miracle Lap (606 views)
By Corey Rueth on June 13, 2016 1:06 p.m.
After a lifelong quest to push yourself beyond a miracle lap to the maturity and consistency that is required for a championship season or endurance race, you may find yourself in a series where your life depends on qualifying. Racing always seems to have the most ironic tension between long range planning and being in the moment.
By Will Faules on June 06, 2016 11:44 a.m.
In my lifetime of involvement in the world of road racing, one thing is strikingly obvious: People do this for fun. Sometimes it can be tough for highly competitive people – like racing drivers – to draw a line between fun and taking one more position.
By Winding Road Staff on June 03, 2016 2:55 p.m.
There are many reasons to have a radio in your car and a crew chief (could be your girlfriend or husband) on your pit wall. One of them is illustrated here by Team Winding Road driver Tyler Brown. After being dive bombed and forced off course on lap 1, Brown moved back 7 positions. A few laps later, a full course yellow came out, leading to a restart. On the restart, Brown gets 6 of his lost positions back because he has a radio and knows when the green comes out while his competitors hesitate. At many tracks, drivers farther ...
By Ross Bentley on June 03, 2016 2:21 p.m.
In the past few weeks, I've been telling as many racers as I can about Brian Bonner's new sponsorship coaching service, PSST! No, I'm not getting a cut on every sponsorship deal he puts together! I'm telling people about it because I wish I'd had access to Brian's knowledge and experience early (and even later) in my racing career.
By Tom Martin on May 30, 2016 3:53 p.m.
Up to this point in my racing career, I’ve taken the “shotgun” approach. Every year I want to try something new. From rallying to endurance to vintage, I’ve been lucky enough to race old slow things like a 1961 Porsche 356, high-downforce prototypes like the Wolf GB08 and my personal favorite, the WRR Porsche GT3 Cup. It’s basically been an enthusiast’s dream to sample so many types of cars and forms of motorsport. When you’re always the new team, you feel good about picking up an occasional class win or podium and beating some more experienced competitors, but at some ...
WRR TV: Don't Be That Guy - The Divebomber (1803 views)
By Winding Road Staff on May 30, 2016 3:50 p.m.
C'mon man! While you're working on your racecraft, one of the big things is working on the ability to out-brake other cars so you can pass them on the inside. But to do this, you have to be able to judge how much distance you can make up by late braking and still get the car slowed down (more than normal, typically, because you're on the inside).