Gear Spotlight: Black Armor Helmets (94 views)
By Bradley Iger on April 23, 2014 5:58 p.m.
Black Armor is a new, Texas based helmet manufacture that is owned and operated by Texas Rallysport, a company that's been bringing rallycross events to the Austin, Dallas, and Houston areas for years. James Wilson, owner and operator of Black Armor, tell us his roots have always been in motorsport, but after a stint on the distribution side of racing safety equipment, he turned his sights back to direct involvement in racing, as well as the research and development of a new helmet design that might just become the next big thing in carbon fiber helmets.
Speed Secrets: Diversify Your Talent (34 views)
By Ross Bentley on April 23, 2014 2:44 p.m.
While some people race for fun, there are others who want to make a living driving a car. I might be able to call myself a factory driver now thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV-D prototype program, but I'm still busy with a lot of coaching, too. For racers who want to work their way into a professional series or diversify by becoming a coach, there are a number of ways to get started and a lot of things to keep in mind.
By Winding Road Staff on April 23, 2014 12:27 p.m.
We are excited to introduce the 2014 Winding Road Racing Contingency Sponsorship Program. Our objective, as always, is to support amateur road racing in the United States. And we want to introduce our brand to as many racers as possible.
Gallery: 72nd Goodwood Members' Meeting (35 views)
By Winding Road Staff on April 22, 2014 3:34 p.m.
Where else can you find Group B rally beasts, Le Mans prototypes, and vintage Ferrari racecars in the same place at the same time other than the Goodwood Members' Meeting? We'd wager that the list is pretty short.
WR TV: Indoor Karting at Kart2Kart (24 views)
By Winding Road Staff on April 22, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Recently multimedia editor Chris Amos headed out to Kart2Kart in Sterling Heights, Michigan for some wheel to wheel action with a few fellow racers.
Ford Demos 2015 Mustang GT Line Lock Feature (80 views)
By Winding Road Staff on April 22, 2014 2:09 p.m.
Those familiar with drag racing know that the key to a fast run is a great launch, and the key to a great launch is good grip. While some might think those big, smoky burnouts performed just before lining up at the tree are done simply for dramatic effect, they're actually done to heat up the tires and increase their grip.
WR TV: 2015 Subaru WRX STI (306 views)
By Bradley Iger on April 22, 2014 11:56 a.m.
We enjoyed our drive of the new STI-flavored WRX on and around Laguna Seca back in February so much that we just couldn't keep ourselves away from the rally-bred bruiser. This time we got a chance to capture the manners of the STI around the streets of Los Angeles and on the twisty roads of the Angeles National Forest.
By Bradley Iger on April 21, 2014 6:39 p.m.
We all know that prolonged exposure to loud sounds can damage our hearing. But what if those loud sounds are why we're there in the first place? V-MODA Faders earplugs are specifically designed to maintain the clarity and detail of the sounds you're listening to while also reducing your exposure to damaging noise by 12dB evenly across the frequency spectrum. This makes them ideal for racing spectators, music fans, and anyone who spends a significant amount of time around especially loud sounds but also needs to be able to hear fine detail, like those who work in factories and machine ...
WRR's Fantasy Racer GP Contest: Round Six (19 views)
By Winding Road Staff on April 21, 2014 3:35 p.m.
Round six sees both IndyCar and Pirelli World Challenge series back in action at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Whoever correctly predicts the pole sitters and winners of the Indycar event and the PWC GT class will win a package of Rescue Tape - a must have for anyone who races.
BMW Announces 2-Series Track Handling Package (165 views)
By Bradley Iger on April 18, 2014 3:37 p.m.
While the BMW M235i we drove earlier this year makes for a great pint-sized rocket, we couldn't help but wonder what a similar treatment would do to the lighter and more centrally balanced 2-Series equipped with the 240 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. It appears this quandary hung heavy on BMW's collective mind as well, as they've now announced the Track Handling package, an equipment group aimed at bridging the gap between the standard 228i and the pricier M235i.