Highlights from the 2015 SCCA Runoffs (373 views)
By Winding Road Staff on September 28, 2015 12:25 p.m.
Ten SCCA National Champions were crowned on Friday at the SCCA Runoffs Presented by Garmin VIRB, following 14 lap races at Daytona International Speedway. Check out the race recaps and official results below for all the details.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Drafting (831 views)
By Ross Bentley on September 23, 2015 6:46 p.m.
A subscriber posed this query about drafting: "Obviously, drafting is super important in NASCAR, but what about in road racing at the amateur club level?”I asked John Block to answer the question and share his thoughts in this week's feature article. John's perspective is from his experience as a highly-successful race engineer, a driver, and coach.Before you close up on the bumper of the car in front of you, learn more about drafting from John's article.
WRR TV: Using Traffic To Your Advantage (518 views)
By Bradley Iger on September 23, 2015 4:18 p.m.
Ride along onboard with Colin Thompson No. 11 Kelly-Moss Motorsport Porsche of Bucks County/Penn Valley Constructors/Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes/Austin Hatcher Foundation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as he races for the GT Cup title in this multi-class race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 13th, 2015.
By Bradley Iger on September 18, 2015 12:04 p.m.
Ride along with us as Viper engineer Chris Winkler shows us what the newest hardcore track version of Dodge’s sports car is capable of on a hot lap around Big Willow.
Gear Spotlight: Sparco Pro 2000 II Racing Seat (326 views)
By Winding Road Staff on September 16, 2015 7:22 p.m.
This week we’re taking a look at a new variation of Sparco’s best selling competition seat. Since its debut in 1995, the Pro 2000 has been the throne of choice for numerous championship-winning drivers, and the Pro 2000 II takes all the fundamentals of Sparco’s proven design and expands the dimensions, making the Pro 2000 II ideal for larger drivers.
Speed Secrets: Driver Nutrition (649 views)
By Ross Bentley on September 16, 2015 5:47 p.m.
We all know that nutrition is critical to our performance. But what? What is good nutrition for a performance/race driver? That's the question that Simon Hayes of Performance Physixx answers in this week's feature article.
WRR TV: One Lap, Three Close Calls (891 views)
By Winding Road Staff on September 10, 2015 6:15 p.m.
This video shows the opening lap of a Porsche Club race at Road America. Team WR driver Tom Martin had some extra adventure in T5, T11A and T13. He reports “just driving the car is exciting enough, so the bonus thrills were completely unnecessary. But thanks anyway."
By Ross Bentley on September 10, 2015 4:48 p.m.
Driver safety has long been a popular topic, but perhaps even more so lately. And something that I'm often asked about is the selection and use of head and neck restraints. So, I reached out to an expert on the subject, Bob Zecca of Driving Impressions to provide some insight. Please take Bob's advice to heart. And enjoy.
Game Review: Forza Motorsport 6 (702 views)
By Bradley Iger on September 08, 2015 6:42 p.m.
While the team behind the Gran Turismo series continues to work from a mystery playbook that doesn’t appear to emphasize timely releases and the rest of the competition continues to struggle to achieve parity, Turn 10 Studios’ Forza franchise has become the gold standard for console racing simulators. That sentiment was further bolstered by the release of Forza Motorsport 5 alongside Microsoft’s new Xbox One console in November of 2013, a title which set the bar for audio and visual fidelity, challenge and true-to-life physics higher than any console title before it.
By Winding Road Staff on September 08, 2015 1:39 p.m.
The second annual NASA Eastern States Championships presented by Toyo Tires crowned it class winners this past weekend at Virginia International Raceway. Under perfect 80-degree and sunny conditions the 300+ NASA competitors took to the 3.27 mile, 17-turn VIR circuit to settle who would be 2015 NASA Eastern States Champions.