By Bradley Iger on February 09, 2016 2:19 p.m.
As part of the EPA’s proposal for its upcoming regulatory update, the Environmental Protection Agency has stated that it intends to remove emissions exemptions that are in place for motorsport participants who seek to turn vehicles designed for public use into track-dedicated race cars.
WR TV: 2016 Polaris Slingshot SL (2408 views)
By Bradley Iger on February 08, 2016 3:37 p.m.
Ride along with us as we take Polaris’ reverse trike out for a dash down Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains outside of Los Angeles. The folks from Polaris say that the impetus to create the Slingshot came from their desire to build a vehicle that could cause a “paradigm shift” in the automotive market. While that certainly has the air of PR hyperbole, it’s not unlike the motivating factors behind the Cam Am Spyder from a few years ago (which is also a reverse trike), and the Slingshot is arguably more successful at that mission.
Speed Secrets: The Uh-Oh Angle (764 views)
By Ross Bentley on February 04, 2016 6:16 p.m.
As E. Paul Dickinson writes this week, anticipation is a key part of being a great driver. E. Paul coaches drivers of all types, and I appreciate his knowledge of - and references to - the history of the sport. In today's article, he refers to Juan Manuel Fangio as a role model in a way that I see the very best drivers of today could be.
WRR TV: NASA Super Unlimited At MSR Houston (19 views)
By Winding Road Staff on February 04, 2016 11:36 a.m.
Here we see the opening laps of a multi-class NASA race. Tube frame Trans Am and NASCAR style racers with big V-8s and bias plys are pitted against motorcycle-engined (1.5L) sports racers and heavily modified Porsches. The pace of these different cars is surprisingly similar, with much of the difference coming down to drivers (as in many kinds of racing).
Speed Secrets: More Spring or More Shock? (2004 views)
By Ross Bentley on January 28, 2016 3:03 p.m.
Let’s begin with a foundation of spring vs. shock in regards to tuning for improved cornering grip, as well as balance in the corners; narrowing the discussion parameters will help us focus on our ultimate goal: making the car fun and fast without wandering into chassis-tuning areas like ride quality.
Preview: 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster and Boxster S (2840 views)
By Bradley Iger on January 27, 2016 2:53 p.m.
Reaching back into their motorsport history to usher in the modern era of Porsches powered by flat-four cylinder engines, Porsche has officially announced the 718 series Boxster and Boxster S. The badge is a nod to the company’s mid-engined racecar from the 1950s and 60s, which competed in everything from European hill climb events to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
WRR TV: Dealing With a Messed Up Race Start (674 views)
By Winding Road Staff on January 27, 2016 1:38 p.m.
This video shows that you have to pay attention well before the race start. The camera is onboard the WRR Radical SR3, which qualified 6th in this NASA Texas race at MSR Houston. Ahead is a white Porsche Cayman, which qualified 5th. Because pole at MSR Houston (clockwise) is on the right (inside), all cars qualifying in odd positions (3rd, 5th, 7th etc) must line up on the right side of the grid. But the Cayman is far left at the end of the Carousel, which prevents the car behind from lining up correctly. The result is that the cars ...
WR TV: 2016 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible (1142 views)
By Bradley Iger on January 25, 2016 3:41 p.m.
This week we’ve got the keys to the drop-top version of Bentley’s most performance focused road car. It has the distinction of being the fastest four-seat convertible currently available, with its 626 horsepower W12 capable of dishing out 0-60 mph sprints in four seconds flat on its way to a 203 mph top speed. But there’s a lot more to the GT Speed than just sheer thrust.
Seven Steps To Achieving Zen At The Track (856 views)
By Ross Bentley on January 22, 2016 12:34 p.m.
Based on what you know of me and my love of working on the mental game of driving, can you imagine my reaction to receiving an article titled "Achieving Zen"? You're right, I immediately read Paul Conquest's article, learned from it, and loved it. It's awesome.
By Winding Road Staff on January 21, 2016 12:46 p.m.
In response to the popularity of production racing in the Trans Am series, organizers have announced several changes to the related class structures to provide more refined competition for participants.