By Ross Bentley on November 20, 2015 4:57 p.m.
A couple of months ago, Ryan Staub sent me an email to ask if I'd be interested in filling in for a driver on their team at a World Racing League event at Hallett. It would be in their BMW E36, and there would be a 9-hour race on Saturday, and a 7-hour race on Sunday. I thought about it for 1.75 seconds, and replied, "Yes!" Many of you reading this know Ryan, either personally, from his articles here, or because he's responsible for the Lockton Motorsports program. Go to http://locktonmotorsports.com for more information. I've driven for professional race teams ...
Preview: 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 (702 views)
By Winding Road Staff on November 18, 2015 7:35 p.m.
Lamborghini is on their way toward a record sales year, and to say that the Huracán LP 610-4 has been a success for the Italian automaker would be a massive understatement. Compared to the debut of the Gallardo – a car that Lamborghini has sold more of than all other models in the company’s history combined – Lamborghini has sold nearly twice as many LP 610-4 models in the first 16 months it has been on sale (3169 Huracáns versus 1751 Gallardos).
Porsche Takes The Wraps Off The Cayman GT4 Clubsport (1735 views)
By Bradley Iger on November 18, 2015 7 p.m.
Today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche unveiled its latest addition to its track-only vehicle roster, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. But don’t just assume this is just the road going version of the Cayman GT4 with the addition of a roll cage and the subtraction of an interior, as Porsche has made a number of revisions to the car for motorsport duty.
By Tom Martin on November 17, 2015 3:16 p.m.
A frighteningly high percentage of wrecks and metal-metal incidents happen on race starts. On the one hand, that’s understandable since that’s where the largest number of cars are very close together. We might say that proximity breeds contact. But the view that “things happen” really doesn’t cover how you should think about race starts. And it doesn’t cover how your fellow racers think about how you start races.
Driven: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS (2507 views)
By Bradley Iger on November 16, 2015 9:07 p.m.
When a manufacturer launches a new model they normally invite journalists out to a specific location to drive it. These media programs are usually held under somewhat controlled circumstances on what essentially amounts to a large driving loop, routing you through the roads they want you to go through and avoiding the ones they do not. Sometimes this is done for the express purpose of avoiding the potential shortcomings of the vehicle, like suspension that might be too harsh on some surfaces or an engine lacking guts in certain situations.
By Ross Bentley on November 16, 2015 2:13 p.m.
To me, the best part of racing is, well... racing. In other words, it's the wheel-to-wheel passing and being passed that is the most fun - it's the racecraft that makes racing so enjoyable. It's better than simply (I say simply in a somewhat joking way) driving fast, turning fast laps. And that's one reason I love endurance racing so much - because there's more passing and being passed in one endurance race than many drivers who only compete in sprint races experience in an entire season. One of the best drivers, especially in endurance racing, that I know is ...
Free Fun: Host Your Own Race (625 views)
By Tom Martin on November 09, 2015 8:55 p.m.
We recently tried something (in the interests of science and all) that we think many of our readers and Team Winding Road members would enjoy. We hosted a race-within-a-race. It is pretty easy and costs very little (as low as $0) assuming you were already going racing on a given weekend. But the big point is that it can be really fun.
WR TV: 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe (6MT) (3981 views)
By Bradley Iger on November 09, 2015 4:34 p.m.
When Jaguar launched its sleek new sports coupe a few years back, its mission was clear – to go toe to toe with the best of Europe and America, and that includes the industry’s high performance standard bearers like the Porsche 911 and the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Five Main Factors To Making It In Pro Racing (580 views)
By Ross Bentley on November 09, 2015 12:21 p.m.
I’m tired of people saying that the only thing that it takes to make it in pro racing today is money. They claim that many drivers competing in even the highest forms of motorsport, such as F1, are only there because they had the money to buy their way in. And they say it in a way that suggests that these drivers have little talent, and haven’t earned the right to be there.
Competing in the MX-5 Global Cup: First Impressions (1046 views)
By Corey Rueth on November 03, 2015 4:21 p.m.
Harris Hill Road and Mazda invited me to drive and help out for a Mazda Corporate event. The cars for this event showed up the day before, so I was present for their arrival and thrilled to see two brand new MX-5 Club editions, the Mazda 6 pace car from Mazda Raceway, the Mazda 6 Skyactive diesel race car and the reason that I was there, the 2016 MX-5 Global Cup car. I gravitated right to the Cup car since I have one on order, and I guess I am still a little anxious since this is the first car ...